The Monthly update for Asia Studies book review Nov 2016


Below you will find a small selection of the reviews recently posted online on, and just a few of the new publications that have recently become available for review.

Selection of new reviews

AUP Alternative Livelihoods

Reviewer: Stéphane Gros
Reviewed title: Sarah Turner, Christine Bonnin and Jean Michaud. 2015. Frontier Livelihoods: Hmong in the Sino-Vietnamese Borderlands. University of Washington Press, ISBN 9780295994666 | Read review

New Hong Kong Cinema

Reviewer: Sander Holsgens
Reviewed title: Ruby Cheung. 2016. New Hong Kong Cinema: Transitions to Becoming Chinese in 21st-century East Asia. Berghahn Books, ISBN 9781782387039 | Read review

The Uyghur Discourse

Reviewer: Henryk Szadziewski
Reviewed title: Ondřej Klimeš. 2015. Struggle by the Pen: The Uyghur Discourse of Nation and National Interest, c. 1900-1949. Leiden: Brill, ISBN 9789004288089 | Read review

The Salvific Worlds of Kailas

Reviewer: Soumen Mukherjee
Reviewed title: Alex McKay. 2015. Kailas Histories: Renunciate Traditions and the Construction of Himalayan Sacred Geography. Leiden and Boston: Brill, ISBN 9789004304581 | Read review

Sidewalks and other public spaces in Asia’s cities

Reviewer: Hans Schenk
Reviewed titles: Annette Miae Kim. 2015. Sidewalk City, Remapping Public Space in Ho Chi Minh City. Chicago University Press, ISBN 9780226119229
William S. W. Lim. 2014. Public Space in Urban Asia. World Scientific Publishing, ISBN 978-9814578325 | Read review

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