China Review International, vol. 18, no. 1 (2011)


Why Form Matters: A Systematic 21st Century Shihua on the Song Dynasty Poet He Zhu (reviewing Stuart H. Sargent, The Poetry of He Zhu (1052–1125): Genres, Contexts, and Creativity)
Reviewed by Michael A. Fuller, 1

Soft Power and the Rise of China: An Assessment (reviewing Sheng Ding, The Dragon’s Hidden Wings: How China Rises with Its Soft Power)
Reviewed by Eric Hyer, 6

Criminal Justice in China: The Place of Incarceration (reviewing Klaus Mülhahn, Criminal Justice in China: A History)
Reviewed by Thomas Buoye, 14

Exploring Mandopop through and beyond the Western Lens (reviewing Marc L. Moskowitz, Cries of Joy, Songs of Sorrow: Chinese Pop Music and Its Cultural Connotations)
Reviewed by Szu-Wei Chen, 18

The Dynamics of Anachronism: Denecke on Masters Literature (reviewing Wiebke Denecke, The Dynamics of Masters Literature: Early Chinese Thought from Confucius to Han Feizi)
Reviewed by Manyul Im, 22


Roland Altenburger, The Sword or the Needle: The Female Knight-Errant (xia) in Traditional Chinese Narrative
Reviewed by Paul S. Ropp, 28

Yomi Braester, Painting the City Red: Chinese Cinema and the Urban Contract
Reviewed by Zhuoyi Wang, 36

Timothy Cheek, editor, A Critical Introduction to Mao
Reviewed by Jing Li, 39

Richard Chu, Chinese and Chinese Mestizos of Manila: Family Identity and Culture, 1860s–1930s
Reviewed by Jerry Dennerline, 43

Vishajha N. Desai, editor, Asian Art History in the Twenty-first Century
Reviewed by Patricia Karetzky, 46

David Faure, Emperor and Ancestor: State and Lineage in South China
Reviewed by En Li, 50

Grace S. Fong and Ellen Widmer, editors, The Inner Quarters and Beyond: Women Writers from Ming through Qing
Reviewed by Paul S. Ropp, 53

Teh-wei Hu, editor, Tobacco Control Policy Analysis in China: Economics and Health
Reviewed by Frank J. Chaloupka, 62

Xiyi Huang, Power, Entitlement and Social Practice: Resource Distribution in North China Villages
Reviewed by Gene Cooper, 65

C. Julia Huang, Charisma and Compassion: Cheng Yen and the Buddhist Tzu Chi Movement
Reviewed by Alison Denton Jones, 68

Leigh K. Jenco, Making the Political: Founding and Action in the Political Theory of Zhang Shizhao
Reviewed by Edmund S. K. Fung, 72

Jiang Lan 江岚, Tang shi xi chuan shi lun: Yi Tang shi zai Ying Mei de chuan bo wei zhong xin 唐诗西传史论
Reviewed by Fusheng Wu, 76

Andrew B. Kipnis, Governing Educational Desire: Culture, Politics, and Schooling in China
Reviewed by Xuan Weng and Jing Lin, 78

Johannes L. Kurz, China’s Southern Tang Dynasty, 937–976
Reviewed by Richard L. Davis, 81

Lam Peng Er and Lim Tai Wei, editors, The Rise of China and India: A New Asian Drama
Reviewed by Manoranjan Mohanty, 83

Diana Lary, The Chinese People at War: Human Suffering and Social Transformation, 1937–1945; Stephen R. MacKinnon, Diana Lary, and Ezra F. Vogel, editors, China at War: Regions of China, 1937–1945
Reviewed by Katherine Reist, 91

De-nin D. Lee, The Night Banquet: A Chinese Scroll through Time
Reviewed by Patricia Eichenbaum Karetzky, 97

Mingjiang Li and Chong Guan Kwa, editors, China-ASEAN Sub-Regional Cooperation: Progress, Problems, and Prospect
Reviewed by Tam Bang Vu, 99

Corrado Neri, Âges inquiets: Cinémas chinois: Une representation de la jeunesse
Reviewed by Luisa Prudentino, 102

Tomoko Shiroyama, China during the Great Depression: Market, State, and the World Economy, 1929–1937
Reviewed by Stephen R. Halsey, 104

Eric Tagliacozzo and Wen-Chin Chang, editors, Chinese Circulations, Capital, Commodities, and Networks in Southeast Asia
Reviewed by Kenneth R. Hall, 106

Wei Chun Xi 韋春喜, Song qian yongshi shi shi 宋前詠史詩史 (History of poems on history in the pre-Song period)
Reviewed by Yue Zhang, 113

Albert Welter, Yongming Yanshou’s Conception of Chan in the Zongjing lu: A Special Transmission within the Scriptures
Reviewed by Yi-hsun Huang, 116

Works Received, 120