China Review International, vol. 16, no. 2 (2009)


China’s Rising Presence in Africa (reviewing Sarah Raine, China’s African Challenges; Chris Alden, Daniel Large, and Ricardo Soares de Oliveira, editors, China Returns to Africa: A Rising Power and Continent Embrace)
Reviewed by Ian Taylor, 155

Continuing the Reevaluation: Four Studies of the Cultural Revolution (reviewing Roderick MacFarquhar and Michael Schoenhals, Mao’s Last Revolution; Frederick C. Teiwes and Warren Sun, The End of the Maoist Era: Chinese Politics during the Twilight of the Cultural Revolution, 1972–1976; Mobo Gao, The Battle for China’s Past: Mao and the Cultural Revolution; Paul Clark, The Chinese Cultural Revolution: A History)
Reviewed by John A. Rapp, 160


Peter Button, Configurations of the Real in Chinese Literary and Aesthetic Modernity
Reviewed by Frederik Green, 166

Kai-Wing Chow, Tze-ki Hon, Hung-yok Ip, and Don C. Price, editors, Beyond the May Fourth Paradigm: In Search of Chinese Modernity
Reviewed by Fabio Lanza, 170

Huiyun Feng, Chinese Strategic Culture and Foreign Policy Decision-Making: Confucianism, Leadership and War
Reviewed by Herman Finley, 173

Charlotte Furth, Judith T. Zeitlin, and Ping-chen Hsiung, editors, Thinking with Cases: Specialist Knowledge in Chinese Cultural History
Reviewed by Yi-Li Wu, 176

Mark Halperin, Out of the Cloister: Literati Perspectives on Buddhism in Sung China, 960–1279
Reviewed by Robert Foster, 179

Lauran R. Hartley and Patricia Schiaffini-Vedani, editors, Modern Tibetan Literature and Social Change
Reviewed by Nathan W. Hill, 185

John E. Herman, Amid the Clouds and Mist: China’s Colonization of Guizhou, 1200–1700
Reviewed by Kevin Caffrey, 190

Michel Hockx and Julia Strauss, editors, Culture in the Contemporary PRC
Reviewed by Maggie Clinton, 197

Yong Huang, editor, Rorty, Pragmatism, and Confucianism: With Responses by Richard Rorty
Reviewed by Joseph Harroff, 201

Wilt L. Idema, Wai-yee Li, and Ellen Widmer, editors, Trauma and Transcendence in Early Qing Literature
Reviewed by Zhu Mei 210

Perry Johansson, Sinofilerna: Kinakunskap, samlande och politik från Sven Hedin till Jan Myrdal (The sinophiles: China studies, collecting, and politics from Sven Hedin to Jan Myrdal)
Reviewed by Magnus Fiskesjö, 216

Haiyan Lee, Revolution of the Heart: A Genealogy of Love in China, 1900–1950
Reviewed by Halvor Eifring, 219

Grace O. M. Lee and Malcolm Warner, editors, Unemployment in China: Economy, Human Resources and Labour Markets
Reviewed by Xiaojun Wang, 223

Congjie Liang and Dongping Yang, editors, The China Environment Yearbook (2005): Crisis and Breakthrough of China’s Environment
Reviewed by Herman F. Huang, 227

Li Gucheng (Li Kwok-sing), compiler, 中国大陆改革开放新词语 Zhongguo dalu gaige kaifang xin ciyu (A glossary of new political terms of the People’s Republic of China in the post-reform era)
Reviewed by Jing Li, 230

Lillian M. Li, Fighting Famine in North China: State, Market, and Environmental Decline, 1690s–1990s
Reviewed by Guanzhong James Wen, 233

Björn Löwendahl, China Illustrata Nova. Sino-Western Relations, Conceptions of China, Cultural Influences and the Development of Sinology Disclosed in Western Printed Books 1477–1877
Reviewed by Nathan Sivin, 240

Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo, The Politics of Cross-Border Crime in Greater China: Case Studies of Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macao
Reviewed by Franklin J. Woo, 242

Jason McGrath, Postsocialist Modernity: Chinese Cinema, Literature, and Criticism in the Market Age
Reviewed by Yilin Liao, 246

Sigrid Schmalzer, The People’s Peking Man
Reviewed by Christopher J. Bae, 250

Angela Schottenhammer, Das Songzeitliche Quanzhou im Spannungsfeld zwischen Zentralregierung und Maritimem Handel: Unerwartete Konsequenzen des Zentralstaatlichen Zugriffs auf den Reichtum einer Küstenregion (Quanzhou caught between central government and maritime trade during the Song period: Unexpected consequences of the central state’s grasp on the wealth of a coastal region)
Reviewed by Mathieu Torck, 253

Janet Lee Scott, For Gods, Ghosts, and Ancestors: The Chinese Tradition of Paper Offerings
Reviewed by C. Fred Blake, 259

Leo K. Shin, The Making of the Chinese State: Ethnicity and Expansion in the Ming Borderlands
Reviewed by Pamela Kyle Crossley, 264

Joanna Handlin Smith, The Art of Doing Good: Charity in Late Ming China
Reviewed by Wensheng Wang, 266

Xiaobing Tang, Origins of the Chinese Avant-Garde: The Modern Woodcut Movement
Reviewed by Rossella Ferrari, 271

Rudolf G. Wagner, editor, Joining the Global Public: Word, Image, and City in Early Chinese Newspapers, 1870–1910
Reviewed by Dorothee Schaab-Hanke, 276

Peter Chen-main Wang, editor, Contextualization of Christianity in China: An Evaluation in Modern Perspective
Reviewed by Daniel H. Bays, 281

Janet Zhiqun Xing, Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language: A Pedagogical Grammar
Reviewed by Yea-Fen Chen, 284

Sheldon X. Zhang, Chinese Human Smuggling Organizations: Families, Social Networks, and Cultural Imperatives
Reviewed by Zai Liang, 288

Works Received, 292