The "sociologizing" of Sung studies in Taiwan

Richard Lee DAVIS

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 1999.

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In 1990, the quarterly journal Hsin shih-hsueh (New History) began publication under the direction of a group of historians at Academia Sinica, with the active involvement of the broader academic community in and away from Taipei, mostly young to middle-aged Taiwanese scholars committed to an eclectic “experimentation” in historical thinking, a free mixing of Chinese and Western methodologies. This interest in non-Chinese scholarship reflects a radical departure from historians of a generation earlier.