China Review International, vol. 13, no. 2 (2006)


Dorothy Ko, Cinderella’s Sisters: A Revisionist History of Footbinding
Reviewed by Paul S. Ropp, 305

Sūn Hóngkāi 孙宏开, editor, Zhōngguó xīn fāxiàn yŭyán yánjiū cóngshū
中国新发现语言研究丛书 [New Found Minority Languages in China Series]
Reviewed by Katia Chirkova, 312

David C. Yu, translator, History of Chinese Daoism, Volume 1
Reviewed by James D. Sellmann, 322


Bob Adamson, China’s English: A History of English in Chinese Education
Reviewed by Harold Swindall, 333

Ellen Bangsbo, Teaching and Learning in Tibet: A Review of Research and Policy Publications; and Andrew Martin Fischer, State Growth and Social Exclusion in Tibet: Challenges of Recent Economic Growth
Reviewed by Gray Tuttle, 338

David Barker, Traditional Techniques in Contemporary Chinese Printmaking
Reviewed by Cynthia J. Brokaw, 343

Robert Barnett, Lhasa: Streets with Memories
Reviewed by A. Tom Grunfeld, 349

Richard Belsky, Localities at the Center: Native Place, Space, and Power in Late Imperial Beijing
Reviewed by Michael G. Chang, 352

Friedrich Alexander Bischoff, San tzu ching Explicated: The Classical Initiation to Classic Chinese, Couplet I to XI
Reviewed by David Kenneth Schneider, 356

Dennis J. Blasko, The Chinese Army Today: Tradition and Transformation for the 21st Century
Reviewed by Richard A. Bitzinger, 363

Donna Brunero, Britain’s Imperial Cornerstone in China: The Chinese Maritime Customs Service, 1854–1949
Reviewed by Lane J. Harris, 366

Yongshun Cai, State and Laid-Off Workers in Reform China: The Silence and Collective Action of the Retrenched
Reviewed by Joshua Leran Holmes, 370

Tianyu Cao, editor, The Chinese Model of Modern Development
Reviewed by Dave Flynn, 374

Cecilia Lai Wan Chan and Amy Yin Man Chow, editors, Death, Dying and Bereavement: A Hong Kong Chinese Experience
Reviewed by Livia Kohn, 377

K. C. Chang and P. Xu, editors, The Formation of Chinese Civilization: An Archaeological Perspective
Reviewed by Gregory G. Indrisano, 382

Adam Yuet Chau, Miraculous Response: Doing Popular Religion in Contemporary China Reviewed by David A. Palmer, 387

Chih-p’ing Chou, Hua-Hui Wei, Kun An, and Wei Wang, Anything Goes: An Advanced Reader of Modern Chinese
Reviewed by Jeffrey J. Hayden, 390

Mark Csikszentmihalyi, Material Virtue: Ethics and the Body in Early China
Reviewed by James Behuniak Jr., 394

Thomas D. Curran, Educational Reform in Republican China: The Failure of Educators to Create a Modern Nation
Reviewed by Judith Liu, 398

Barbara Davis, The Taijiquan Classics: An Annotated Translation
Reviewed by Stanley E. Henning, 402

Du Jiaji 杜家骥, Qingchao manmeng lianyin yanjiu 清朝满蒙联姻研究
(Manchu-Mongol Intermarriage during the Qing Dynasty)
Reviewed by Chia Ning, 406

Jie Fan, Thomas Heberer, and Wolfgang Taubmann, Rural China: Economic and Social Change in the Late Twentieth Century
Reviewed by Mobo C. F. Gao, 409

Joshua A. Fogel, editor, The Teleology of the Modern Nation-State: Japan and China
Reviewed by Shana J. Brown, 411

Hung-Gay Fung, Changhong Pei, and Kevin H. Zhang, China and the Challenge of Economic Globalization: The Impact of WTO Membership
Reviewed by Shaomin Li, 415

Han Bangqing, The Sing-Song Girls of Shanghai
Reviewed by Chloë Starr, 418

Xiaorong Han, Chinese Discourses on the Peasant, 1900–1949
Reviewed by Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik, 421

Alastair Iain Johnston and Robert S. Ross, editors, New Directions in the Study of China’s Foreign Policy
Reviewed by Elizabeth Wishnick, 423

Liam C. Kelley, Beyond the Bronze Pillars: Envoy Poetry and the Sino-Vietnamese Relationship
Reviewed by C. Michele Thompson, 427

Russell Kirkland, Taoism: The Enduring Tradition
Reviewed by Eric Sean Nelson, 432

Ronald G. Knapp and Kai-Yin Lo, editors, House Home Family: Living and Being Chinese
Reviewed by Sunamita Lim, 435

Wolfgang Kubin, Die chinesische Literatur im 20. Jahrhundert
Reviewed by Martin Winter, 439

Charles A. Laughlin, editor, Contested Modernities in Chinese Literature
Reviewed by Yibing Huang, 444

Joseph Tse-Hei Lee, The Bible and the Gun: Christianity in South China,

Reviewed by Sue Gronewold, 449

Lee Pui-tak, editor, Colonial Hong Kong and Modern China: Interaction and Reintegration
Reviewed by Alvin Y. So, 454

Elizabeth J. Leppman, Changing Rice Bowl: Economic Development and Diet in China Reviewed by Jack F. Williams, 457

Li Shi and Hiroshi Sato, editors, Unemployment, Inequality, and Poverty in Urban China Reviewed by Rong Cai, 459

Xuanli Liao, Chinese Foreign Policy Think Tanks and China’s Policy Towards Japan Reviewed by Zhiqun Zhu, 463

Donald S. Lopez Jr., editor, Critical Terms for the Study of Buddhism
Reviewed by Henry C. H. Shiu, 466

Kathryn A. Lowry, The Tapestry of Popular Songs in 16th- and 17th-Century China: Reading, Imitation, and Desire
Reviewed by Benjamin A. Hackman, 470

Hanchao Lu, Street Criers: A Cultural History of Chinese Beggars
Reviewed by Paize Keulemans, 476

John Makeham and A-chin Hsiau, editors, Cultural, Ethnic, and Political Nationalism in Contemporary Taiwan: Bentuhua
Reviewed by Scott Simon, 479

Michael Marmé, Suzhou: Where the Goods of All the Provinces Converge
Reviewed by Mark Swislocki, 482

Ronald I. McKinnon, Exchange Rates under the East Asian Dollar Standard: Living with Conflicted Virtue
Reviewed by Maria N. DaCosta, 484

Laikwan Pang and Day Wong, editors, Masculinities and Hong Kong Cinema
Reviewed by Kam Louie, 488

Pei Minxin, China’s Trapped Transition: The Limits of Development Autocracy
Reviewed by Kun-Chin Lin, 491

Peipei Qiu, Bashō and the Dao: The Zhuangzi and the Transformation of Haikai
Reviewed by James D. Sellmann, 496

Lawrence C. Reardon, The Reluctant Dragon: Crisis Cycles in Chinese Foreign Economic Policy
Reviewed by Kun-Chin Lin, 503

Sang Ye, China Candid: The People on the People’s Republic
Reviewed by Michael Tsin, 507

Dorothy J. Solinger, editor, Narratives of the Chinese Economic Reforms:Individual Pathways from Plan to Market
Reviewed by Cal Clark, 509

Michel Strickmann, Chinese Poetry and Prophecy: The Written Oracle in East Asia Reviewed by Jonathan Pettit, 512

Yiyan Wang, Narrating China: Jia Pingwa and His Fictional World
Reviewed by Howard Goldblatt, 517

Yang Shuhui and Yang Yunqin, translators; Feng Menglong, compiler, Stories to Caution the World: A Ming Dynasty Collection, Volume 2
Reviewed by Allan H. Barr, 520

Naiying Yuan, Haitao Tang, and James Geiss, Classical Chinese (supplement 2): Readings in Poetry and Prose
Reviewed by David McCraw, 522

Yangwen Zheng, The Social Life of Opium in China
Reviewed by David Bello, 529

Zheng Yishou, Introduction to Rhetoric 辭章學發凡
Reviewed by Haixia W. Lan, 533

Books Received, 536