China Review International, vol. 16, no. 4 (2009)


Why Shanghai? On Engagement and Empiricism in the Field of Chinese Urban History (reviewing Wen-Hsin Yeh, Shanghai Splendor: Economic Sentiments and the Making of Modern China, 1843–1949; Marie-Claire Bergère, Shanghai: China’s Gateway to Modernity)
Reviewed by Niv Horesh, 419

China’s Soft Power: The Case for a Critical and Multidimensional Approach (reviewing Joshua Kurlantzick, Charm Offensive: How China’s Soft Power is Transforming the World)
Reviewed by Paul G. Pickowicz, 439

Li Lin, editor, The China Legal Development Yearbook
Reviewed by Carl Minzner, 456


Alvyn Austin, China’s Millions: The China Inland Mission and Late Qing Society, 1832–1905; Laura K. Benson, Across China’s Gobi: The Lives of Evangeline French, Mildred Cable, and Francesca French of the China Inland Mission; Daniel W. Crofts, Upstream Odyssey: An American in China, 1895–1944; Robert Gardella, editor, Missions to China’s Heartland: The Letters of Hazel Todd of the China Inland Mission, 1920–1941; Arnolis Hayman, edited by Anne-Marie Brady, A Foreign Missionary on the Long March: The Memoirs of Arnolis Hayman of the China Inland Mission
Reviewed by Murray A. Rubinstein, 459

John C. Didier, edited by Victor Mair, In and Outside the Square: The Sky and the Power of Belief in Ancient China and the World, c. 4500 B.C.–A.D. 200
Reviewed by Michael Saso, 491

Andrew S. Erickson, Lyle J. Goldstein, William S. Murray, and Andrew R. Wilson, editors, China’s Future Nuclear Submarine Force
Reviewed by L. H. Xavier Demián Soto Zuppa, 494

Howard L. Goodman, Xun Xu and the Politics of Precision in Third-Century
A.D. China

Reviewed by Meow Hui Goh, 501

R. Kent Guy,
Qing Governors and Their Provinces: The Evolution of Territorial Administration in China, 1644–1796
Reviewed by Jane Kate Leonard, 506

He Zhaowu and Peng Gang, translated by Ricky Jeffrey, A Critical History of Classical Chinese Philosophy
Reviewed by Franklin J. Woo, 511

Hong Zicheng, translated by Michael M. Day, A History of Contemporary Chinese Literature (Zhongguo dangdai wenxueshi)
Reviewed by Liang Luo, 517

Alexander C. Y. Huang, Chinese Shakespeares: Two Centuries of
Cultural Exchange

Reviewed by Christopher G. Rea, 521

Ian Johnston, The Mozi: A Complete Translation
Reviewed by Karel L. van der Leeuw, 526

Sonya Lee, Surviving Nirvana: Death of the Buddha in Chinese Visual Culture
Reviewed by Angela Falco Howard, 531

Mark Edward Lewis, China’s Cosmopolitan Empire: The Tang Dynasty
Reviewed by Yihong Pan, 533

Hongshan Li, U.S.-China Educational Exchange: State, Society, and
Intercultural Relations

Reviewed by Baoyan Cheng, 536

Xiaobing Li, A History of the Modern Chinese Army
Reviewed by Herman Finley, 542

Xiaoping Lin, Children of Marx and Coca-Cola: Chinese Avant-Garde Art and Independent Cinema
Reviewed by Rossella Ferrari, 544

Micah S. Muscolino, Fishing Wars and Environmental Change in Late Imperial and Modern China
Reviewed by Peter Yang, 549

Zhiru Ng, The Making of a Savior Bodhisattva: Dizang in Medieval China
Reviewed by Chiew Hui Ho, 553

Ingrid Nielsen and Russell Smyth, editors, Migration and Social Protection
in China

Reviewed by Peter Yang, 556

David Pong, editor, Encyclopedia of Modern China
Reviewed by Xiaoqing Diana Lin, 559

James Robson, Power of Place: The Religious Landscape of the Southern Sacred Peak (Nanyue 南嶽) in Medieval China
Reviewed by Michael Saso, 562

Saw Swee-Hock and John Wong, editors, Southeast Asian Studies in China
Reviewed by Liam C. Kelley, 564

Morten Schlütter, How Zen Became Zen: The Dispute over Enlightenment and the Formation of Chan Buddhism in Song-Dynasty China
Reviewed by Chiew Hui Ho, 568

Haiming Wen, Confucian Pragmatism as the Art of Contextualizing Personal Experience and World
Reviewed by Marianna Benetatou, 572

Yang Dongping, editor, The China Environment Yearbook: Volume 3,
Crises and Opportunities

Reviewed by Herman F. Huang, 576

John Jing-hua Yin, Fundamentals of Chinese Characters
Reviewed by Li Yu, 579

Yongnian Zheng, Technological Empowerment: The Internet, State, and Society in China; Guobin Yang, The Power of the Internet in China: Citizen Activism Online
Reviewed by Christopher R. Hughes, 585

Works Received, 589