China Review International, vol. 10, no. 2 (2003)

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Opium, Empire, and Modern History (reviewing Alan Baumler, editor, Modern China and Opium: A Reader; Timothy Brook and Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi, editors, Opium Regimes: China, Britain, and Japan, 1839–1952; Glenn Melancon, Britain’s China Policy and the Opium Crisis: Balancing Drugs, Violence and National Honour, 1833–1840; Carl A. Trocki, Opium, Empire, and the Global Political Economy: A Study of the Asian Opium Trade 1750–1950)
Reviewed by James L. Hevia, 307

Albert Chan, S.J., Chinese Books and Documents in the Jesuit Archives in Rome: A Descriptive Catalogue
Reviewed by Elisabetta Corsi, 326

Benjamin A. Elman, John B. Duncan, and Herman Ooms, editors, Rethinking Confucianism: Past and Present in China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam
Reviewed by Mary I. Bockover, 337

The Confucian Body (reviewing Thomas A. Wilson, editor, On Sacred Grounds: Culture, Society, Politics, and the Formation of the Cult of Confucius
Reviewed by Joseph A. Adler, 351


Robert J. Antony and Jane Kate Leonard, editors, Dragons, Tigers, and Dogs: Qing Crisis Management and the Boundaries of State Power in Late Imperial China
Reviewed by Yamin Xu, 363

Patricia Berger, Empire of Emptiness: Buddhist Art and Political Authority in Qing China Reviewed by Craig Clunas, 369

Terry Bodenhorn, editor, Defining Modernity: Guomindang Rhetorics of a New China, 1920–1970
Reviewed by Steven J. Hood, 372

Vibeke Børdhal and Jette Ross, Chinese Storytellers: Life and Art in the Yangzhou Tradition
Reviewed by Peace Lee, 376

Parks M. Coble, Chinese Capitalists in Japan’s New Order: The Occupied Lower Yangzi, 1937–1945
Reviewed by Samuel C. Chu, 379

Stéphane Corcuff, editor, Memories of the Future: National Identity Issues and the Search for a New Taiwan
Reviewed by Jack F. Williams, 382

Jocelyne Fresnais, La protection du patrimoine en République populaire de Chine,
(The protection of the heritage of the People’s Republic of China,
Reviewed by Vincent Kelly Pollard, 385

Susanne Greiff and Yin Shenping, Das Grab des Bin Wang: Wandmalereien der Östlichen Han Zeit in China = Sushanna Gelaifu, Yin Shenping, Kaogu fajue chutu de Zhongguo Dong-Han mu (Bin Wang mu) bihua
Reviewed by Martin Kern, 389

Kenneth J. Guest, God in Chinatown: Religion and Survival in New York’s Evolving Immigrant Community
Reviewed by Franklin J. Woo, 393

Yong Guo, Banking Reforms and Monetary Policy in the People’s Republic of China: Is the Chinese Central Banking System Ready for Joining the WTO?
Reviewed by Xiaojun Wang, 399

Michel Hockx, editor, The Literary Field of Twentieth-Century China
Reviewed by Pietro Giordan, 403

Ping-Chun Hsiung, Maria Jaschok, and Cecilia Milwertz, with Red Chan, editors, Chinese Women Organizing: Cadres, Feminists, Muslims, Queers
Reviewed by Ellen R. Judd, 409

Philip C. C. Huang, Code, Custom, and Legal Practice in China: The Qing and the Republic Compared
Reviewed by David G. Atwill, 411

Andrea Janku, Nur leere Reden: Politischer Diskurs und die Shanghaier Presse im China des späten 19. Jahrhunderts
Reviewed by Clemens Treter, 414

Wenshan Jia, Xing Lu, and D. Ray Heisey, editors, Chinese Communication Theory and Research: Reflections, New Frontiers, and New Directions; Xing Lu, Wenshan Jia, and D. Ray Heisey, editors, Chinese Communication Studies: Contexts and Comparisons
Reviewed by Judy Polumbaum, 418

Geoffrey Lloyd and Nathan Sivin, The Way and the Word: Science and Medicine in Early China and Greece
Reviewed by Steven Shankman, 422

Bonnie S. McDougall, Fictional Authors, Imaginary Audiences: Modern Chinese Literature in the Twentieth Century
Reviewed by Paul B. Foster, 425

Daniel L. Overmyer, editor, with the assistance of Shin-Yi Chao, Ethnography in China Today: A Critical Assessment of Methods and Results
Reviewed by Xin Liu, 431

Helen Rees, Echoes of History: Naxi Music in Modern China
Reviewed by Lindy Li Mark, 433

Robert S. Ross and Jiang Changbin, editors, Re-examining the Cold War: U.S.-China Diplomacy, 1954–1973
Reviewed by Andrew J. Nathan 436

Denny Roy, Taiwan: A Political History
Reviewed by John F. Copper, 440

Volker Scheid, Chinese Medicine in Contemporary China: Plurality and Synthesis
Reviewed by Wenjing Wang, 444

Tansen Sen, Buddhism, Diplomacy, and Trade: The Realignment of Sino-Indian Relations, 600–1400
Reviewed by Colin Mackerras, 447

David Shambaugh, Modernizing China’s Military: Progress, Problems and Prospects
Reviewed by Harvey Nelsen, 450

Edward Slingerland, Effortless Action: Wu-wei as Conceptual Metaphor and Spiritual Ideal in Early China
Reviewed by Erin Cline 452

Charles R. Stone, translator and editor, The Fountainhead of Chinese Erotica: The Lord of Perfect Satisfaction (Ruyijun zhuan)
Reviewed by Alfonz Lengyel, 457

Sun Lung-kee, The Chinese National Character: From Nationhood to Individuality
Reviewed by Lane J. Harris, 460

Ezra F. Vogel, Yuan Ming, and Tanaka Akihiko, editors, The Golden Triangle of the U.S.-China-Japan, 1972–1989
Reviewed by Quansheng Zhao, 464

Yan Wang, Chinese Legal Reform: The Case of Foreign Investment
Reviewed by Pitman B. Potter, 468

Odd Arne Westad, Decisive Encounters: The Chinese Civil War, 1946–1950
Reviewed by Katherine K. Reist, 470

Teresa Wright, The Perils of Protest: State Repression and Student Activism in China and Taiwan
Reviewed by Alan P. L. Liu, 473

Yamada Gōichi, Manshūkoku no ahensenbai: “Waga ManMō no tokushu ken’eki” no kenkyū (The opium monopoly in Manchukuo: Research into the “special rights of prewar
Japanese Manchuria-Mongolia”)
Reviewed by Ronald Suleski, 477

Godfrey Yeung, Foreign Investment and Socio-Economic Development in China: The Case of Dongguan
Reviewed by Shaomin Li, 485

Wei-Wei Zhang, Transforming China: Economic Reform and Its Political Implications
Reviewed by Shaomin Li, 488

Xin Zhang, Social Transformation in Modern China: The State and Local Elites in Henan, 1900–1937
Reviewed by Beatrice S. Bartlett, 492

Yongjin Zhang, China in International Society Since 1949: Alienation and Beyond
Reviewed by Yafeng Xia, 495

Zi Zhongyun, No Exit? The Origin and Evolution of U.S. Policy toward China, 1945–1950
Reviewed by Oliver M. Lee, 499

Books Received, 503