China Review International, vol. 14, no. 2 (2007)


Theodore Huters, Bringing the World Home: Appropriating the West in Late Qing and Early Republican China
Reviewed by Lydia H. Liu, 329

Martin Kern, editor, Text and Ritual in Early China
Reviewed by Brian J. Bruya, 338

Stephen Owen, The Making of Early Chinese Classical Poetry
Reviewed by David McCraw, 355

Atsuko Sakaki, Obsessions with the Sino-Japanese Polarity in Japanese Literature
Reviewed by Wiebke Denecke, 360


Limin Bai, Shaping the Ideal Child: Children and Their Primers in Late Imperial China
Reviewed by Jon Saari, 369

Barbara Barnouin and Yu Changgen, Zhou Enlai: A Political Life
Reviewed by Chen Jianyue, 372

Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, The Dao of Muhammad: A Cultural History of Muslims in Late Imperial China
Reviewed by Kevin Caffrey, 376

Hans Bielenstein, Diplomacy and Trade in the Chinese World, 589–1276
Reviewed by Tansen Sen, 381

Yomi Braester, Witness Against History: Literature, Film, and Public Discourse in Twentieth-Century China
Reviewed by Paul Clark, 385

Shehong Chen, Being Chinese, Becoming Chinese American
Reviewed by Xiujing Liang, 387

Jae Ho Chung, editor, Charting China’s Future: Political, Social, and International Dimensions
Reviewed by Zhang Qingmin, 390

Kim-chong Chong, Early Confucius Ethics: Concepts and Arguments
Reviewed by Steve Stegeman, 394

Sherman Cochran, Chinese Medicine Men: Consumer Culture in China and Southeast Asia
Reviewed by Dong Shen, 401

Claire Conceison, Significant Other: Staging the American in China
Reviewed by Alexander C.Y. Huang, 404

Constance A. Cook, Death in Ancient China: The Tale of One Man’s Journey
Reviewed by Mark Berkson, 411

Patricia Buckley Ebrey and Maggie Bickford, editors, Emperor Huizong and Late Northern Song China: The Politics of Culture and the Culture of Politics
Reviewed by Christian de Pee, 417

Ronald Egan, The Problem of Beauty: Aesthetic Thought and Pursuits in Northern Song Dynasty China
Reviewed by Roslyn Lee Hammers, 424

Jospeh W. Esherick, editor, Empire, Nation, and Beyond: Chinese History in Late Imperial and Modern Times: A Festschrift in Honor of Frederic Wakeman
Reviewed by Zheng Yangwen, 426

Sara L. Friedman, Intimate Politics: Marriage, Market, and State Power in Southeast China
Reviewed by Yen Hsueh-cheng, 430

Kelly Sims Gallagher, China Shifts Gears: Automakers, Oil, Pollution, and Development
Reviewed by Lisa Fischler, 435

Robert H. Gassmann, Verwandtschaft und Gesellschaft im Alten China: Begriffe, Strukturen und Prozesse
Reviewed by Kai Vogelsang, 440

Joshua Goldstein, Drama Kings: Players and Publics in the Re-creation of Peking Opera 1870–1937
Reviewed by Colin Mackerras, 443

Bryna Goodman and Wendy Larson, editors, Gender in Motion: Divisions of Labor and Cultural Change in Late Imperial and Modern China
Reviewed by Tina Mai Chen, 447

Gary G. Hamilton, Commerce and Capitalism in Chinese Society
Reviewed by David D. Buck, 451

Stephen G. Haw, Beijing: A Concise History
Reviewed by Yamin Xu, 455

Ruth Hayhoe, Portraits of Influential Chinese Educators
Reviewed by Tanja Sargent, 457

Gail Hershatter, Women in China’s Long Twentieth Century
Reviewed by Lisa Fischler, 461

Peter D. Hershock and Roger T. Ames, editors, Confucian Cultures of Authority
Reviewed by Sor-hoon Tan, 465

Alister David Inglis, Hong Mai’s “Record of the Listener” and Its Song Dynasty Context
Reviewed by Paul Jakov Smith, 470

Jinhua Jia, The Hongzhou School of Chan Buddhism in Eighth- through Tenth-Century China
Reviewed by Peter D. Hershock, 477

Marjorie King, China’s American Daughter: Ida Pruitt (1888–1985)
Reviewed by Greg Rohlf, 484

Jeffrey Kinkley, Corruption and Realism in Late Socialist China: The Return of the Political Novel
Reviewed by Shuyu Kong, 487

Jon Kowallis, The Subtle Revolution: Poets of the “Old Schools” during Late Qing and Early Republican China
Reviewed by Ban Wang, 491

Karyn Lai, Learning from Chinese Philosophies: Ethics of Interdependent and Contextualised Self
Reviewed by Michael Ing, 494

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Economic Reform in China, 1979–2003: The Marketization of Labor and State Enterprises
Reviewed by Maria N. DaCosta, 499

Karen J. Leong, The China Mystique: Pearl S. Buck, Anna May Wong, Mayling Soong, and the Transformation of American Orientalism
Reviewed by Changfu Chang, 502

Man-houng Lin, China Upside Down: Currency, Society, and Ideologies, 1808–1856
Reviewed by Dennis O. Flynn, 505

Lu Li’an, Yang Tian Chang Xiao: Yige Dan Jian Shiyi Nian De Hongweibing Yuzhong Yutianlu (Outcry from a Red Guard Imprisoned during the Cultural Revolution)
Reviewed by Jing Li, 510

Roman Malek, editor, Jingjiao: The Church of the East in China and Central Asia
Reviewed by John W. Witek, 513

Fran Martin and Larissa Heinrich, Embodied Modernities: Corporeality, Representation, and Chinese Cultures
Reviewed by Petrus Liu, 516

Stephen D. Mau, Hong Kong Legal Principles: Important Topics for Students and Professionals
Reviewed by Pitman B. Potter, 521

Julia K. Murray, Mirror of Morality: Chinese Narrative Illustration and Confucian Ideology
Reviewed by Ann Barrott Wicks, 523

Xing Ruan, Allegorical Architecture: Living Myth and Architectonics in Southern China
Reviewed by Michael J. Walsh, 527

Robin Ruizendaal, Marionette Theatre in Quanzhou
Reviewed by Colin Mackerras, 530

David Shambaugh, editor, Power Shift: China and Asia’s New Dynamics
Reviewed by Lawrence T. Woods, 534

Susan L. Shirk, China: Fragile Superpower
Reviewed by Edward Friedman, 536

Martina Siebert, Pulu 譜錄: “Abhandlungen und Auflistungen” zu materieller Kultur und Naturkunde im traditionellen China
Reviewed by Andrea Bréard, 542

Sima Qian; William H. Nienhauser Jr., editor; Weiguo Cao, Zhi Chen, Scott Cook, Hongyu Huang, Bruce Knickerbocker, Wang Jin, Zhang Zhenjun, and Zhao Hua, translators, The Grand Scribe’s Records, Volume V: 1. The Hereditary Houses of Pre-Han China
Reviewed by Esther Park, 544

Nicolas Standaert and Ad Dudink, editors, Forgive Us Our Sins. Confession in Late Ming and Early Qing China
Reviewed by R. Po-chia Hsia, 550

Janet C. Sturgeon, Border Landscapes: The Politics of Akha Land Use in China and Thailand
Reviewed by Ann Maxwell Hill, 554

Tan Chee-Beng, editor, Southern Fujian: Reproduction of Traditions in Post-Mao China
Reviewed by C. Fred Blake 558

Tang Yan 湯晏, Yidai caizi Qian Zhongshu 一代 才子 錢 鍾書 (Qian Zhongshu: A Great Literary Genius in His Day)
Reviewed by Pei Huang, 562

Wenfang Tang and Burkart Holzner, editors, Social Change in Contemporary China: C. K. Yang and the Concept of Institutional Diffusion
Reviewed by Czeslaw Tubilewicz, 566

Stephen F. Teiser, Reinventing the Wheel: Paintings of Rebirth in Medieval Buddhist Temples
Reviewed by Matthew McDonald, 570

Edward Vickers, In Search of an Identity: The Politics of History as a School Subject in Hong Kong, 1960s–2005
Reviewed by Gay Garland Reed, 576

David Der-wei Wang and Shang Wei, editors, Dynastic Crisis and Cultural Innovation: From the Late Ming to the Late Qing and Beyond
Reviewed by Maram Epstein, 579

James C. Y. Watt, et al., China: Dawn of a Golden Age, 200–750 A.D.
Reviewed by Bonnie Cheng, 585

Robert P. Weller, Discovering Nature: Globalization and Environmental Culture in China and Taiwan
Reviewed by Jerry McBeath, 596

Zhibin Xie, Religious Diversity and Public Religion in China
Reviewed by Robert P. Weller, 599

Madeleine Yue Dong and Joshua Goldstein, editors, Everyday Modernity in China
Reviewed by Xin Liu, 601

Madeleine Zelin, The Merchants of Zigong: Industrial Entrepreneurship in Early Modern China
Reviewed by Morris L. Bian, 603

Zhou Ji, Higher Education in China
Reviewed by Harold Swindall, 608

Zhou Yongming, Historicizing Online Politics: Telegraphy, the Internet, and Political Participation in China
Reviewed by Christopher R. Hughes, 617