China Review International, vol. 13, no. 1 (2006)


Benjamin A. Elman, A Cultural History of Civil Examinations in Late Imperial China; and Liu Haifeng, Kejuxue daolun
Reviewed by Thomas H. C. Lee, 1

Kwang-Ching Liu and Richard Shek, editors, Heterodoxy in Late Imperial China; Myron L. Cohen, Kinship, Contract, Community, and State: Anthropological Perspectives on China; and Nicola Di Cosmo and Don J. Wyatt, editors, Political Frontiers, Ethnic Boundaries, and Human Geographies in Chinese History
Reviewed by Howard Giskin, 13

Inoue Hiromasa, Shindai ahen seisaku shi no kenkyū (Studies in the History of Qing Policy toward Opium)
Reviewed by Joshua A. Fogel, 43

François Jullien, Detour and Access: Strategies of Meaning in China and Greece, Translated by Sophie Hawkes
Reviewed by James D. Sellmann, 52

Hong Liu and Sin-Kiong Wong, Singapore Chinese Society in Transition: Business, Politics, and Socio-Economic Change, 1945–1965; Jonathan Chua with Ellen H. Palanca and Clinton Palanca, editors, Chinese Filipinos; Teresita Ang See, Go Bon Juan, Doreen Go Yu, and Yvonne Chua, editors, Tsinoy: The Story of the Chinese in Philippine Life; and Andrew R. Wilson, editor, The Chinese in the Caribbean
Reviewed by Richard T. Chu, 63


Ofra Anson and Shifang Sun, Health Care in Rural China: Lessons from HeBei Province
Reviewed by Ka-che Yip, 83

David G. Atwill, The Chinese Sultanate: Islam, Ethnicity, and the Panthay Rebellion in Southwest China, 1856–1873
Reviewed by Kevin Caffrey, 86

Timothy Brook, Collaboration: Japanese Agents and Local Elites in Wartime China
Reviewed by Joseph Benjamin Askew, 91

Allen Carlson, Unifying China, Integrating the World: Securing Chinese Sovereignty in the Reform Era
Reviewed by Ja Ian Chong, 93

Paul Clark, Reinventing China: A Generation and Its Films; and Michael Berry, Speaking in Images: Interviews with Contemporary Chinese Filmmakers
Reviewed by Mingwei Song, 99

Antonio S. Cua, Human Nature, Ritual, and History: Studies in Xunzi and Chinese Philosophy
Reviewed by Andrew Lambert, 104

Neil J. Diamant, Stanley B. Lubman, and Kevin J. O’Brien, editors, Engaging the Law in China: State, Society, and Possibilities for Justice
Reviewed by Joshua Leran Holmes, 107

Brian R. Dott, Identity Reflections: Pilgrimages to Mount Tai in Late Imperial China Reviewed by Harold Swindall, 110

Jeannette Shambaugh Elliot with David Shambaugh, The Odyssey of China’s Imperial Art Treasures
Reviewed by Shana J. Brown, 114

Paul R. Goldin, After Confucius: Studies in Early Chinese Philosophy
Reviewed by Andrew Lambert, 117

Susan Greenhalgh and Edwin A. Winckler, Governing China’s Population: From Leninist to Neoliberal Biopolitics
Reviewed by Chen Jianyue, 122

Colin S. C. Hawes, The Social Circulation of Poetry in the Mid-Northern Song: Emotional Energy and Literati Self-Cultivation
Reviewed by Joseph R. Allen, 126

Tze-ki Hon, The Yijing and Chinese Politics: Classical Commentary and Literati Activism in the Northern Song Period, 960–1127
Reviewed by Bent Nielsen, 129

Keelung Hong and Stephen O. Murray, Looking through Taiwan: American Anthropologists’ Collusion with Ethnic Domination
Reviewed by Sylvia Li-chun Lin, 133

Ping-chen Hsiung, A Tender Voyage: Children and Childhood in Late Imperial China Reviewed by Pei-yi Wu, 138

Nicole Huang, Women, War, Domesticity: Shanghai Literature and Popular Culture of the 1940s
Reviewed by Eugenia Lean 144

Hung-yok Ip, Intellectuals in Revolutionary China, 1921–1949: Leaders, Heroes, and Sophisticates
Reviewed by Michael Tsin, 148

Tamara Jacka, Rural Women in Urban China: Gender, Migration, and Social Change Reviewed by Emily Honig, 150

Xiao-bin Ji, Politics and Conservatism in Northern Song China: The Career and Thought of Sima Guang (A.D. 1019–1086)
Reviewed by Robert W. Foster, 152

Xiaofei Kang, The Cult of the Fox: Power, Gender, and Popular Religion in Late Imperial and Modern China
Reviewed by Philip Clart, 157

Christopher T. Keaveney, The Subversive Self in Modern Chinese Literature: The Creation Society’s Reinvention of the Japanese Shishōsetsu
Reviewed by Philip F. Williams, 163

Ronald C. Keith, editor, China as a Rising World Power and Its Response to ‘Globalization’ Reviewed by Edward Friedman, 167

Rose Kerr and Nigel Wood, Science and Civilisation in China. Volume 5, Chemistry and Chemical Technology. Part 12, Ceramic Technology
Reviewed by Erica Brindley, 171

Russell Kirkland, Taoism: The Enduring Tradition
Reviewed by James Miller, 174

Arthur Kleinman and James L. Watson, editors, SARS in China: Prelude to Pandemic? Reviewed by Yanzhong Huang, 177

Volker Klöpsch and Eva Müller, editors, Lexikon der Chinesischen Literatur
Reviewed by Karin Betz, 182

Keith Nathaniel Knapp, Selfless Offspring: Filial Children and Social Order in Medieval China
Reviewed by Robin Wang, 185

Reginald Yin-Wang Kwok, editor, Globalizing Taipei: The Political Economy of Spatial Development
Reviewed by David A. Smith, 187

John Lagerwey, editor, Religion and Chinese Society, Volume 2: Taoism and Local
Religion in Modern China

Reviewed by Christian Jochim, 192

Mechthild Leutner and Nicola Spakowski, editors, Women in China: The Republican Period in Historical Perspective
Reviewed by Lisa Fischler, 197

Mark Edward Lewis, The Construction of Space in Early China
Reviewed by Thomas Michael, 202

Haiming Liu, The Transnational History of a Chinese Family: Immigrant Letters, Family Business, and Reverse Migration
Reviewed by Franklin J. Woo, 204

Li Liu, The Chinese Neolithic: Trajectories to Early States
Reviewed by Robert D. Drennan, 210

Christine Loh and Civic Exchange, editors, At the Epicentre: Hong Kong and the
SARS Outbreak

Reviewed by Marta Hanson 214

Thomas A. Metzger, A Cloud Across the Pacific: Essays on the Clash between Chinese and Western Political Theories Today
Reviewed by Robert J. Morris, 221

Paul Monk, Thunder from the Silent Zone: Rethinking China
Reviewed by June Teufel Dreyer, 237

Donald J. Munro, A Chinese Ethics for the New Century: The Ch’ien Mu Lectures in History and Culture, and Other Essays on Science and Confucian Ethics
Reviewed by Sor-hoon Tan, 240

On-cho Ng and Q. Edward Wang, Mirroring the Past: The Writing and Use of History in Imperial China
Reviewed by Mark Halperin, 246

Volker Olles, Der Berg des Lao Zi in der Provinz Sichuan und die 24 Diözesen der daoistischen Religion
Reviewed by Jan De Meyer, 250

Elizabeth J. Perry and Mark Selden, editors, Chinese Society: Change, Conflict, and Resistance, 2nd Edition
Reviewed by Janet W. Salaff, 252

James Reardon-Anderson, Reluctant Pioneers: China’s Expansion Northward, 1644–1937
Reviewed by Diana Lary, 255

Stuart R. Schram, editor, and Nancy J. Hodes, associate editor, Mao’s Road to Power: Revolutionary Writings 1912–1949. Volume VI, The New Stage, August
Volume VII, New Democracy, 1939–1941

Reviewed by Norman Smith, 257

Stephen Teo, Wong Kar-wai: Auteur of Time
Reviewed by Audrey Yue, 261

Chenshan Tian, Chinese Dialectics: From Yijing to Marxism
Reviewed by Nicholas S. Brasovan, 264

Xiaofei Tian, Tao Yuanming & Manuscript Culture: The Record of a Dusty Table
Reviewed by Zhu Mei, 271

Xiufang Wang, Education in China Since 1976
Reviewed by Harold Swindall, 274

Wang Zhenping, Ambassadors from the Islands of Immortals: China-Japan Relations in the Han-Tang Period
Reviewed by Bruce L. Batten, 278

Maria Weber, editor, Welfare, Environment, and Changing U.S.–Chinese Relations: 21st Century Challenges in China
Reviewed by Sangbum Shin, 281

Calla Wiemer and Heping Cao, editors, Asian Economic Cooperation in the New Millennium: China’s Economic Presence
Reviewed by Harrison Cheng, 284

Wu Hung, Remaking Beijing: Tiananmen Square and the Creation of a Political Space Reviewed by Shana J. Brown, 289

Xiang Biao, Transcending Boundaries: Zhejiangcun: The Story of a Migrant Village in Beijing, Translated by Jim Weldon
Reviewed by C. Cindy Fan 293

Books Received, 299