China Review International, vol. 11, no. 2 (2004)

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The History of Contemporary Area Studies: Philosophy, Emergent Causal Relations, and the Nontriviality of the Sociology of Knowledge (reviewing Masao Miyoshi and H. D. Harootunian, editors, Learning Places: The Afterlives of Area Studies
Reviewed by Jamie Morgan, 215

Constitutioning Hong Kong: “One Country, Two Systems” in the Dock (reviewing Johannes M. M. Chan, H. L. Fu, and Yash Ghai, editors, Hong Kong’s Constitutional Debate: Conflict over Interpretation; Jia Risi, Chen Wenmin, Fu Hualing, zhubian, Ju Gang Quan Yinfa de Xianfa Zhenglun
Reviewed by Robert J. Morris, 248


Bonnie Adrian, Framing the Bride: Globalizing Beauty and Romance in Taiwan’s Bridal Industry
Reviewed by Marc L. Moskowitz, 265

Göran Aijmer, New Year Celebrations in Central China in Late Imperial Times
Reviewed by Tan Chee-Beng, 267

Thomas P. Bernstein and Xiaobo Lü, Taxation without Representation in Rural China
Reviewed by Peter Hays Gries, 270

Wayne Bert, The United States, China and Southeast Asian Security: A Changing of the Guard?
Reviewed by Elizabeth Van Wie Davis, 273

Stacey Bieler, “Patriots” or “Traitors”? A History of American-Educated Chinese Students
Reviewed by Alan P. L. Liu, 277

Christine Boos, Engelbert Boos, and Frank Sieren, The China Management Handbook
Reviewed by Alev M. Efendioglu, 280

Richard C. Bush, At Cross Purposes: U.S.–Taiwan Relations since 1942
Reviewed by Dennis Van Vranken Hickey, 284

Rong Cai, The Subject in Crisis in Contemporary Chinese Literature
Reviewed by Lingchei Letty Chen, 287

Aimin Chen, Gordon G. Liu, and Kevin H. Zhang, editors, Urbanization and Social Welfare in China
Reviewed by Qingwen Xu, 292

James H. Cole, compiler, Twentieth Century China: An Annotated Bibliography of Reference Works in Chinese, Japanese, and Western Languages: Subjects
Reviewed by Michael C. Brose, 297

Corinne H. Dale, editor, Chinese Aesthetics and Literature: A Reader
Reviewed by Karl S. Y. Kao, 302

John DeFrancis, editor, ABC Chinese-English Comprehensive Dictionary
Reviewed by Michael Sawer, 309

Koen De Ridder, editor, Footsteps in Deserted Valleys: Missionary Cases, Strategies
and Practice in Qing China;
Koen De Ridder and Ku Wei-Ying, editors, Authentic
Chinese Christianity: Preludes to Its Development (Nineteenth and Twentieth
Ku Wei-ying, editor, Missionary Approaches and Linguistics in Mainland
China and Tai-wan
(respectively, Leuven Chinese Studies, vols. 8, 9, 10)
Reviewed by Timothy G. Conkling, 315

Bruce J. Dickson, Red Capitalists in China: The Party, Private Entrepreneurs, and Prospects for Political Change
Reviewed by Lawrence C. Reardon, 322

Thilo Diefenbach, Kontexte der Gewalt in moderner chinesischer Literatur
Reviewed by Martin Winter, 325

Martin Edmonds and Michael M. Tsai, editors, Taiwan’s Maritime Security
Reviewed by Steven E. Phillips, 330

Fa-ti Fan, British Naturalists in Qing China: Science, Empire, and Cultural Encounter
Reviewed by John W. Dardess, 333

Käte Finsterbusch, Verzeichnis und Motivindex der Han-Darstellungen. Band iv,
Abbildungen und Addenda
(List and index of motifs of the representations of the
Han. Volume iv, Pictures and addenda)
Reviewed by Hans van Ess, 335

James Z. Gao, The Communist Takeover of Hangzhou: The Transformation of City and Cadre, 1949–1954
Reviewed by David D. Buck, 337

Karl Gerth, China Made: Consumer Culture and the Creation of the Nation
Reviewed by Wei Zhao, 339

Dru C. Gladney, Dislocating China: Muslims, Minorities, and Other Subaltern Subjects
Reviewed by Chia Ning, 343

Thomas Gold, Doug Guthrie, and David Wank, editors, Social Connections in China: Institutions, Culture, and the Changing Nature of Guanxi
Reviewed by Scott Kennedy, 348

Melvyn C. Goldstein, Dawei Sherap, and William R. Siebenschuh, A Tibetan Revolutionary: The Political Life and Times of Bapa Phuntso Wangye
Reviewed by A. Tom Grunfeld, 351

John S. Gregory, The West and China since 1500
Reviewed by Ricardo K. S. Mak, 355

Peter Hays Gries, China’s New Nationalism: Pride, Politics, and Diplomacy
Reviewed by Jonathan Harrington, 358

Maxwell K. Hearn, Cultivated Landscapes: Chinese Paintings from the Collection of Marie-Hélène and Guy Weill
Reviewed by Susan E. Nelson, 363

Dieter Heinzig, The Soviet Union and Communist China, 1945–1950: The Arduous Road to the Alliance
Reviewed by Michael Sheng, 365

Response to Michael Sheng’s Review of The Soviet Union and Communist China, 1945–1950
Dieter Heinzig, 371

Michael Sheng’s Reply to Dieter Heinzig, 376

Christian Henriot and Wen-hsin Yeh, editors, In the Shadow of the Rising Sun: Shanghai under the Japanese Occupation
Reviewed by R. Keith Schoppa, 378

Alfred K. Ho, China’s Reforms and Reformers
Reviewed by Yu Shen, 382

Valerie M. Hudson and Andrea M. den Boer, Bare Branches: The Security Implications of Asia’s Surplus Male Population
Reviewed by Paul Bolt, 385

Fengyuan Ji, Linguistic Engineering: Language and Politics in Mao’s China
Reviewed by Glen Peterson, 389

David K. Jordan, Andrew D. Morris, and Marc L. Moskowitz, editors, The Minor Arts of Daily Life: Popular Culture in Taiwan
Reviewed by Hai Ren, 392

William C. Kirby, editor, Realms of Freedom in Modern China
Reviewed by Merle Goldman, 400

Livia Kohn, The Daoist Monastic Manual: A Translation of the Fengdao Kejie
Reviewed by Russell Kirkland, 405

Elisabeth Köll, From Cotton Mill to Business Empire: The Emergence of Regional Enterprises in Modern China
Reviewed by Morris L. Bian, 411

Anthony W. Lee, editor, Yun Gee: Poetry, Writings, Art, Memories
Reviewed by Tao Tao Liu, 415

Eliza Wing-Yee Lee, editor, Gender and Change in Hong Kong: Globalization, Postcolonialism, and Chinese Patriarchy
Reviewed by Hans Yeung, 418

Gang Lin and Xiaobo Hu, editors, China after Jiang
Reviewed by Timothy Cheek, 422

Lu Yan, Re-understanding Japan: Chinese Perspectives, 1895–1945
Reviewed by Noriko Kamachi, 425

Brian E. McKnight and James T. C. Liu, translators and editors, The Enlightened Judgments Ch’ing-ming Chi: The Sung Dynasty Collection
Reviewed by Edward H. Kaplan and Susan Blondell Kaplan, 434

John R. McRae, Seeing Through Zen: Encounter, Genealogy, and Transformation in Chinese Chan Buddhism
Reviewed by Mario Poceski, 437

Françoise Mengin and Jean-Louis Rocca, editors, Politics in China: Moving Frontiers
Reviewed by Jeremy Paltiel, 441

Andrew D. Morris, Marrow of the Nation: A History of Sport and Physical Culture in Republican China
Reviewed by Judy Polumbaum, 446

Huaichuan Mou, Rediscovering Wen Tingyun: A Historical Key to a Poetic Myth
Reviewed by Fusheng Wu, 450

Bent Nielson, A Companion to Yi Jing Numerology and Cosmology: Chinese Studies of Images and Numbers from Han  (202 B.C.E.–220 C.E.) to Song (960–1279 C.E.)
Reviewed by Tze-ki Hon, 453

S.C.M. Paine, The Sino-Japanese War of 1894–1895: Perceptions, Power and Primacy
Reviewed by Katherine K. Reist, 456

Lauren F. Pfister, Striving for ‘The Whole Duty of Man’: James Legge and the Scottish Protestant Encounter with China: Assessing Confluences in Scottish Nonconformism, Chinese Missionary Scholarship, Victorian Sinology, and Chinese Protestantism
Reviewed by Gillian Bickley, 460

Steven E. Phillips, Between Assimilation and Independence: The Taiwanese Encounter Nationalist China, 1945–1950
Reviewed by Thomas B. Gold, 464

Frank N. Pieke, Pal Nyiri, Mette Thuno, and Antonella Ceccagno, Transnational Chinese: Fujianese Migrants in Europe
Reviewed by Wing Chung Ng, 467

James D. Sellmann, Timing and Rulership in Master Lü’s Spring and Autumn Annals (Lüshi chunqiu)
Reviewed by Hans-Georg Moeller, 471

Paula M. Varsano, Tracking the Banished Immortal: The Poetry of Li Bo and Its Critical Reception
Reviewed by Qiancheng Li, 474

Richard von Glahn, The Sinister Way: The Divine and the Demonic in Chinese Religious Culture
Reviewed by Randall Nadeau, 477

Wang Gungwu, Anglo-Chinese Encounters since 1800: War, Trade, Science, and Governance
Reviewed by Joseph Tse-Hei Lee, 486

Wang Gungwu, To Act Is to Know: Chinese Dilemmas
Reviewed by Jianyue Chen, 489

Wang Hui, China’s New Order: Society, Politics and Economy in Transition
Reviewed by Xiaoming Huang, 493

Xu Wang, Mutual Empowerment of State and Peasantry: Village Self-Government in Rural China
Reviewed by Edward Friedman, 498

Yanlai Wang, China’s Economic Development and Democratization
Reviewed by Robert W. Mead, 504

Ying Wang and Carrie E. Reed, compilers, Advanced Reader of Contemporary Chinese Short Stories: Reflections on Humanity; Fangyuan Yuan, Advanced Business Chinese: Economy and Commerce in a Changing China and the Changing World
Reviewed by Frances Weightman, 507

Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom, editor, Twentieth-Century China: New Approaches
Reviewed by Shana J. Brown, 510

Timothy B. Weston, The Power of Position: Beijing University, Intellectuals, and
Chinese Political Culture, 1898–1929

Reviewed by Pauline Keating, 512

Books Received, 516
Errata, 519