China Review International, vol. 17, no. 1 (2010)


Jay Taylor Finds Rehabilitating Chiang Kai-shek’s Reputation No Small Task (reviewing Jay Taylor, The Generalissimo: Chiang Kai-shek and the Struggle for Modern China)
Reviewed by David D. Buck, 1

Being What We Read: Perennialism in Chinese Islamic Studies (reviewing Sachiko Murata, William C. Chittick, and Tu Weiming, The Sage Learning of Liu Zhi: Islamic Thought in Confucian Terms) 
Reviewed by James D. Frankel, 8

Eternal Questions (reviewing Yuri Pines, Envisioning Eternal Empire: Chinese Political Thought of the Warring States Era) 
Reviewed by Dennis Grafflin, 13


Joseph Hsu’s Response to Sellmann’s Review of Daodejing: A Literal-Critical Translation (CRI 15.4), 18

A Rejoinder to Hsu’s Comments, 20

Zong-qi Cai, How to Read Chinese Poetry: A Guided Anthology
Reviewed by David McCraw, 22

In Defense of Our Critical Commentaries: Individual Authors’ Responses to david [sic] McCraw’s Review, 44

A Defense of Innovation: The Editor’s Response to david [sic] McCraw’s Review
by Zong-qi Cai, 50

How to Read Chinese Poetry: A Guided Anthology: Reviewer’s Truncated Second Thoughts
by David McCraw, 58

Niv Horesh, Shanghai’s Bund and Beyond: British Banks, Banknote Issuance, and Monetary Policy in China, 1842–1937
Reviewed by Donald A. Jordan, 60

Fodder Is In the Eye of the Beholder: A Response to Donald A. Jordan’s Review of Shanghai’s Bund and Beyond: British Banks, Banknote Issuance, and Monetary Policy in China, 1842–1937
by Niv Horesh, 62

Reply to Niv Horesh
by Donald A. Jordan, 65


Susan M. Allen, Lin Zuzao, Cheng Xiaolan, and Jan Bos, editors, The History and Cultural Heritage of Chinese Calligraphy, Printing and Library Work
Reviewed by Frances Wood, 67

Stephen C. Angle, Sagehood: The Contemporary Significance of Neo-Confucian Philosophy
Reviewed by Joseph Harroff, 69

Richard Baum, China Watcher: Confessions of a Peking Tom
Reviewed by Franklin J. Woo, 77

Jeremy Brown and Paul G. Pickowicz, editors, Dilemmas of Victory: The Early Years of the People’s Republic of China
Reviewed by Yamin Xu, 81

Yongshun Cai, Collective Resistance in China; Why Popular Protests Succeed or Fail; and Kevin J. O’Brien, editor, Popular Protest in China
Reviewed by Cecily McCaffrey, 100

Dilip K. Das, The Chinese Economic Renaissance: Apocalypse or Cornucopia?
Reviewed by Guanzhong James Wen, 112

Jean A. Garrison, China and the Energy Equation in Asia: The Determinants of Policy Choice
Reviewed by Alfred Tat-Kei Ho, 118

Sujian Guo and Jean-Marc F. Blanchard, editors, “Harmonious World” and China’s New Foreign Policy; and Yufan Hao, C. X. George Wei, and Lowell Dittmer, editors, Challenges to Chinese Foreign Policy: Diplomacy, Globalization, and the Next World Power
Reviewed by Zhiqun Zhu, 121

Robert E. Hegel and Katherine Carlitz, editors, Writing and Law in Late Imperial China: Crime, Conflict, and Judgment
Reviewed by Bradly Reed, 126

Philip C. C. Huang, Chinese Civil Justice, Past and Present
Reviewed by Xiaoqun Xu, 129

Yuko Kikuchi, editor, Refracted Modernity: Visual Culture and Identity in Colonial Taiwan
Reviewed by Lingchei Letty Chen, 133

Wai-yee Li, The Readability of the Past in Early Chinese Historiography
Reviewed by Steven C. Davidson, 137

Lian Xi, Redeemed by Fire: The Rise of Popular Christianity in Modern China
Reviewed by Franklin J. Woo, 144

Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo, Political Change in Macao
Reviewed by Jonathan Porter, 146

Stephen R. MacKinnon, Wuhan, 1938: War, Refugees, and the Making of Modern China
Reviewed by Roger B. Jeans, 149

Konrad Meisig, editor, Translating Buddhist Chinese: Problems and Prospects
Reviewed by Ann Heirman, 151

Serge Michel and Michel Beuret, China Safari: On the Trail of Beijing’s Expansion in Africa
Reviewed by Franklin J. Woo, 156

Rune Svarverud, International Law as World Order in Late Imperial China: Translation, Reception and Discourse, 1847–1911
Reviewed by Thomas Buoye, 163

Tan Chee-Beng, Colin Storey, and Julia Zimmerman, editors, Chinese Overseas: Migration, Research and Documentation
Reviewed by Richard T. Chu, 165

Mauro García Triana and Pedro Eng Herrera; Gregor Benton, editor and translator, The Chinese in Cuba, 1847–Now
Reviewed by Ignacio López-Calvo, 171

Hartmut Walravens, editor, Richard Wilhelm (1873–1930); Missionar in China und vermittler chinesischen Geistesguts. Schriftenverzeichnis, Katalog seiner chinesischen Bibliothek, Briefe von Heinrich Hackmann, Briefe von Ku Hung-ming. Mit einem Beitrag von Thomas Zimmer
Reviewed by Karel L. van der Leeuw, 176

Li Zhang, In Search of Paradise: Middle-Class Living in a Chinese Metropolis
Reviewed by Karl Gerth, 179

Tiantian Zheng, Red Lights: The Lives of Sex Workers in Postsocialist China
Reviewed by Jinghao Zhou, 182

Works Received, 193