China Review International, vol. 14, no. 1 (2007)


How Serious Is the Divergence between Western Liberalism and the Political Logic of Chinese Civilization? (reviewing Stephen C. Angle, Human Rights and Chinese Thought: A Cross-Cultural Inquiry)
Reviewed by Thomas A. Metzger, 1

How Serious Is Our Divergence? A Reply to Thomas A. Metzger
By Stephen C. Angle, 20

Resources for Textual Research on Premodern Taoism: The Taoist Canon and the State of the Field in the Early 21st Century (reviewing Kristofer Schipper and Franciscus Verellen, editors, The Taoist Canon: A Historical Companion to the Daozang [Daozang tongkao 道藏通考])
Reviewed by Russell Kirkland, 33

Rudolf G. Wagner, The Craft of a Chinese Commentator: Wang Bi on the Laozi; A Chinese Reading of the Daodejing: Wang Bi’s Commentary on the Laozi with Critical Text and Translation; Language, Ontology, and Political Philosophy in China: Wang Bi’s Scholarly Exploration of the Dark (Xuanxue)
Reviewed by Jay Goulding, 61


David Bray, Social Space and Governance in Urban China
Reviewed by Hong Yung Lee, 69

Pamela Kyle Crossley, Helen P. Siu, and Donald S. Sutton, editors, Empire at the Margins: Culture, Ethnicity, and Frontier in Early Modern China
Reviewed by Chia Ning, 73

Xiao-yuan Dong, Shunfeng Song, and Xiaobo Zhang, China’s Agricultural Development: Challenges and Prospects
Reviewed by Gregory Veeck, 84

Benjamin A. Elman, On Their Own Terms: Science in China, 1550–1900
Reviewed by Franklin J. Woo, 87

John Friedmann, China’s Urban Transition
Reviewed by Nils Mevenkamp, 98

Mary Elizabeth Gallagher, Contagious Capitalism: Globalization and the Politics of Labor in China
Reviewed by Robert E. Gamer, 103

C. Patterson Giersch, Asian Borderlands: The Transformation of Qing China’s Yunnan Frontier
Reviewed by Kevin Caffrey, 107

Avery Goldstein, Rising to the Challenge: China’s Grand Strategy and International Security
Reviewed by Wei-chin Lee, 114

Qu Qubai; Jamie Greenbaum, translator, Superfluous Words: Qu Qubai
Reviewed by Ellen Huang, 117

John Christopher Hamm, Paper Swordsmen: Jin Yong and the Modern Chinese Martial Arts Novel
Reviewed by Meir Shahar, 119

Mette Halskov Hansen, Frontier People: Han Settlers in Minority Areas of China
Reviewed by Chia Ning, 122

Evelyn Hu-Dehart and Khun Eng Kuah-Pearce, editors, Voluntary Organizations in the Chinese Diaspora
Reviewed by Maria W. L. Chee, 128

John Jorgensen, Inventing Hui-neng, the Sixth Patriarch: Hagiography and Biography in Early Ch’an
Reviewed by John R. McRae, 132

William C. Kirby, Robert S. Ross, and Gong Li, editors, Normalization of U.S.– China Relations: An International History
Reviewed by Yu Shen, 146

Thoralf Klein and Reinhard Zöllner, editors; Foreword by Winfried Scharlau, Karl Gützlaff (1803–1851) und das Christentum in Ostasien: Ein Missionar zwischen den Kulturen
Reviewed by Karin Betz, 157

Yves Lenoir and Nicolas Standaert, editors, Les Danses rituelles chinoises d’après Joseph-Marie Amiot: Aux sources de l’ethnochorégraphie
Reviewed by Dorothee Schaab-Hanke, 162

Song Hwee Lim, Celluloid Comrades: Representations of Male Homosexuality in Contemporary Chinese Cinema
Reviewed by Jens Damm, 166

Geoffrey Lloyd and Nathan Sivin, The Way and the Word: Science and Medicine in Early China and Greece
Reviewed by John B. Henderson, 170

Kam Louie, Theorising Chinese Masculinity: Society and Gender in China
Reviewed by Hong Xiao, 175

Hans-Georg Moeller, Daoism Explained: From the Dream of the Butterfly to the Fishnet Allegory
Reviewed by Carine Defoort, 179

Nie Jing-Bao, Behind the Silence: Chinese Voices on Abortion
Reviewed by Marc L. Moskowitz, 186

Benjamin Penny, editor, Daoism in History: Essays in Honor of Liu Ts’un-yan
Reviewed by Harold Swindall, 190

Fabrizio Pregadio, Great Clarity: Daoism and Alchemy in Early Medieval China
Reviewed by Jan De Meyer, 194

Christopher A. Reed, Gutenberg in Shanghai: Chinese Print Capitalism, 1876–1937
Reviewed by Tani E. Barlow, 196

Priscilla Roberts, editor, Behind the Bamboo Curtain: China, Vietnam, and the Cold War
Reviewed by Pierre Asselin, 198

Barry Sautman and June Teufel Dreyer, editors, Contemporary Tibet: Politics, Development, and Society in a Disputed Region
Reviewed by Ronald Schwartz, 203

Sarah Schneewind, Community Schools and the State in Ming China
Reviewed by Hilde De Weerdt, 209

Andrew Scobell and Larry M. Wortzel, editors, Chinese National Security Decisionmaking under Stress
Reviewed by Herman F. Finley, 213

Anna M. Shields, Crafting a Collection: The Cultural Contexts and Poetic Practice
of the Huajian ji
花間集 (Collection from among the Flowers)

Reviewed by William H. Nienhauser Jr., 217

Jerome Silbergeld, Hitchcock with a Chinese Face: Cinematic Doubles, Oedipal Triangles, and China’s Moral Voice
Reviewed by Alexander C. Y. Huang, 226

Judith G. Smith, editor, Tradition and Transformation: Studies in Chinese Art in Honor of Chu-Tsing Li
Reviewed by Kate Lingley, 230

Li Tang, A Study of the History of Nestorian Christianity in China and Its Literature in Chinese: Together with a New English Translation of the Dunhuang Nestorian Documents
Reviewed by Gunner Mikkelsen, 232

Yanfang Tang and Qinghai Chen, Advanced Chinese: Intention, Strategy, and Communication
Reviewed by Jianhua Bai and Fengtao Wu, 236

Barend J. ter Haar, Telling Stories: Witchcraft and Scapegoating in Chinese History
Reviewed by Hilde De Weerdt, 239

Jennifer Took, A Native Chieftaincy in Southwest China: Franchising a Tai Chieftaincy under the Tusi System of Late Imperial China
Reviewed by John E. Herman, 243

Steve Tsang, editor, If China Attacks Taiwan: Military Strategy, Politics and Economics
Reviewed by John F. Copper, 245

Jing Tsu, Failure, Nationalism, and Literature: The Making of Modern Chinese Identity, 1895–1937
Reviewed by Lingchei Letty Chen, 247

Hartmut Walravens, editor, David Crockett Graham (1884–1961) as Zoological Collector and Anthropologist in China
Reviewed by Nicholas Tapp, 251

Ming Wan, Sino-Japanese Relations: Interaction, Logic, and Transformation
Reviewed by Erik W. Esselstrom, 254

David Wang, The Monster That Is History: History, Violence, and Fictional Writing in Twentieth-Century China
Reviewed by Sheldon H. Lu, 257

Jing Wang, editor, Locating China: Space, Place, and Popular Culture
Reviewed by Laurence J. C. Ma, 262

Ellen Widmer, The Beauty and the Book: Women and Fiction in Nineteenth-Century China
Reviewed by Ying Wang, 267

Xiaoxin Wu, editor, Encounters and Dialogues: Changing Perspectives on Chinese-Western Exchanges from the Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries
Reviewed by Joseph Tse-Hei Lee, 270

Yan Haiping, Chinese Women Writers and the Feminist Imagination, 1905–1948
Reviewed by Rong Cai, 276

Yang Zhen, Qingchao Huangwei Jicheng Zhidu 清朝皇位继承制度 (The Institution of Qing Throne Succession)
Reviewed by Chia Ning, 280

Yip Po-Ching and Don Rimmington, Chinese: An Essential Grammar, second edition
Reviewed by John Jing-hua Yin, 288

Anthony C. Yu, State and Religion in China: Historical and Textual Perspectives
Reviewed by Thomas DuBois, 292

Peter Yu Kien-hong, Hu Jintao and the Ascendancy of China: A Dialectical Study
Reviewed by Xiaorong Han, 296

Peter Zarrow, China in War and Revolution, 1895–1949
Reviewed by Diana Lary, 300

Zhang Tiejiang, Jiekai Harbin Youtairen lishi zhi mi: Harbin Youtairen shequ kaocha yanjiu (Revealing the Enigma of Jewish History in Harbin: A Survey of the Harbin Jewish Community)
Reviewed by Patrick Fuliang Shan, 302

Zhang Zhen, An Amorous History of the Silver Screen: Shanghai Cinema 1896–1937
Reviewed by Paul Clark, 305

Xiaohuan Zhao, Classical Chinese Supernatural Fiction: A Morphological History
Reviewed by Rania Huntington, 307

Zheng Jixiong 鄭吉雄, Yi tuxiang yu Yi quanshi 易圖象與易詮釋
Reviewed by Edward L. Shaughnessy, 312

Zhang-Yue Zhou and Wei-Ming Tan, editors, Grains in China: Foodgrain, Feedgrain, and World Trade
Reviewed by Gregory Veeck, 318

Brook Ziporyn, The Penumbra Unbound: The Neo-Taoist Philosophy of Guo Xiang
Reviewed by Haiming Wen, 322