China Review International, vol. 17, no. 2 (2010)


A New Study of Peasants without the Party (reviewing Lucien Bianco, Wretched Rebels: Rural Disturbances on the Eve of the Chinese Revolution)
Reviewed by Xiaorong Han, 197

Speaking of Cao Cao (reviewing Rafe de Crespigny, Imperial Warlord: A Biography of Cao Cao 155–220 A.D.)
Reviewed by David A. Graff, 201

China and Russian Literature in Historical Perspective (reviewing Mark Gamsa, The Reading of Russian Literature in China: A Moral Example and Manual of Practice; Mark Gamsa, The Chinese Translation of Russian Literature: Three Studies) 
Reviewed by Alison Dray-Novey, 204


Mark Laurent Asselin, A Significant Season: Cai Yong (ca. 133–192) and His Contemporaries
Reviewed by Charles Holcombe, 210

Avron Boretz, Gods, Ghosts, and Gangsters: Ritual Violence, Martial Arts, and Masculinity on the Margins of Chinese Society
Reviewed by Robert J. Antony, 212

Allen Carlson, Mary E. Gallagher, Kenneth Lieberthal, and Melanie Manion, editors, Contemporary Chinese Politics: New Sources, Methods, and Field Strategies
Reviewed by Bruce Gilley, 215

Xiaoming Chen, From the May Fourth Movement to Communist Revolution: Guo Moruo and the Chinese Path to Communism
Reviewed by Jin Qiu, 217

National Academy of Engineering, National Research Council, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Chinese Academy of Engineering, The Power of Renewables: Opportunities and Challenges for China and the United States
Reviewed by Herman F. Huang, 220

James P. Delgado, Khubilai Khan’s Lost Fleet: In Search of a Legendary Armada
Reviewed by Robert J. Antony, 223

Irene Eber, editor and translator, Voices from Shanghai: Jewish Exiles in Wartime China
Reviewed by Jonathan Goldstein, 226

R. Evan Ellis, China in Latin America: The Whats and Wherefores
Reviewed by Ignacio López-Calvo, 230

Yibing Huang, Contemporary Chinese Literature: From the Cultural Revolution to the Future
Reviewed by Lingchie Letty Chen, 237

Wilt L. Idema, Judge Bao and the Rule of Law: Eight Ballad Stories from the Period 1250–1450
Reviewed by Robert E. Hegel, 240

Stephen Jones, In Search of the Folk Daoists of North China
Reviewed by Michael Saso, 244

Stephen Jones, Ritual and Music of North China: Shawm Bands in Shanxi
Reviewed by Lindy Li Mark, 246

Richard King, editor, with Ralph Croizier, Shentian Zheng, and Scott Watson, Art in Turmoil: The Chinese Cultural Revolution, 1966–76
Reviewed by Irmy Schweiger, 251

Law Wing Sang, Collaborative Colonial Power: The Making of the Hong Kong Chinese
Reviewed by Tze-ki Hon, 255

Hui-shu Lee, Empresses, Art, and Agency in Song Dynasty China
Reviewed by De-nin D. Lee, 259

Xu Guoqi, Olympic Dreams: China and Sports, 1895–2008; Andrew D. Morris, Colonial Project, National Game: A History of Baseball in Taiwan
Reviewed by Judy Polumbaum, 263

Marc Nürnberger, Das “Ben shi shi” des Meng Qi
Reviewed by Jan De Meyer, 267

Xiaofei Tian, Beacon Fire and Shooting Star: The Literary Culture of the Liang (502–557)
Reviewed by Fusheng Wu, 269

Jing Wang, When “I” Was Born: Women’s Autobiography in Modern China
Reviewed by Janet Ng, 272

Don J. Wyatt, editor, Battlefronts Real and Imagined: War, Border, and Identity in the Chinese Middle Period
Reviewed by Kenneth M. Swope, 274

Dali L. Yang and Litao Zhao, editors, China’s Reforms at 30: Challenges and Prospects
Reviewed by Maria N. DaCosta, 277

Toshi Yoshihara and James R. Holmes, Red Star over the Pacific: China’s Rise and the Challenge to U.S. Maritime Strategy
Reviewed by Wei-chin Lee, 281

Anthony C. Yu, Comparative Journeys: Essays on Literature and Religion East and West
Reviewed by Marianna Benetatou, 284

Lijun Yuan, Reconceiving Women’s Equality in China: A Critical Examination of Models of Sex Equality
Reviewed by Li-Hsiang Lisa Rosenlee, 288

Paola Zamperini, Lost Bodies: Prostitution and Masculinity in Chinese Fiction
Reviewed by Lily Wong, 294

Works Received, 298