China Review International, vol. 19, no. 1 (2012)


“Visiting Humanists” and Their Interpreters: Ricci (and Ruggieri) in China (reviewing Ronnie Po-Chia Hsia, A Jesuit in the Forbidden City: Matteo Ricci 1552–1610)
Reviewed by Elisabetta Corsi, 1

Who Was Homer Lea (1876–1912) and Why Should We Care? Myth and History in the “American Century” (reviewing Lawrence M. Kaplan, Homer Lea: American Soldier of Fortune)
Reviewed by Roger R. Thompson, 9

Whose Hong Kong? Views and Movements Local and Global (reviewing Stanley S. K. Kwan with Nicole Kwan, The Dragon and the Crown: Hong Kong Memoirs; Janet W. Salaff, Siu-lun Wong, and Arent Greve, Hong Kong Movers and Stayers: Narratives of Family Migration; Leo Ou-fan Lee, City between Worlds: My Hong Kong)
Reviewed by Ming K. Chan, 23

History, Identity, and the State in East Asia (reviewing Gotelind Müller, Designing History in East Asian Textbooks: Identity Politics and Transnational Aspirations; James Reilly, Strong Society, Smart State: The Rise of Public Opinion in China’s Japan Policy)
Reviewed by Elizabeth A. Cole, 34


Alexander Beecroft, Authorship and Cultural Identity in Early Greece and China: Patterns of Literary Circulation
Reviewed by Nicholas Morrow Williams, 45

Nanlai Cao, Constructing China’s Jerusalem: Christians, Power, and Place in Contemporary Wenzhou
Reviewed by Paul P. Mariani, 53

Chifeng International Collaborative Archaeological Research Project, Settlement Patterns in the Chifeng Region
Reviewed by Sarah Milledge Nelson, 57

John Dardess, Ming China, 1368–1644: A Concise History of a Resilient Empire
Reviewed by Khee Heong Koh, 61

Si-yen Fei, Negotiating Urban Space: Urbanization and Late Ming Nanjing
Reviewed by Jun Fang, 64

Paul R. Goldin, Confucianism
Reviewed by Joseph A. Adler, 67

Jonathan Goldstein, Stephen Girard’s Trade with China, 1787–1824: The Norms versus the Profits of Trade
Reviewed by Dong Wang, 71

Xiaolin Guo, State and Ethnicity in China’s Southwest
Reviewed by Tami Blumenfield, 73

Yufan Hao and Bill K. P. Chou, editors, China’s Policies on Its Borderlands and the International Implications
Reviewed by David Kerr, 78

Sebastian Heilmann and Elizabeth J. Perry, editors, Mao’s Invisible Hand: The Political Foundations of Adaptive Governance in China
Reviewed by Xiaojia Hou, 84

You-tien Hsing, The Great Urban Transformation: Politics of Land and Property in China
Reviewed by Terry G. McGee, 87

Katrien Jacobs, People’s Pornography: Sex and Surveillance on the Chinese Internet; Mary Manjikian, Threat Talk: The Comparative Politics of Internet Addiction
Reviewed by Alex Golub, 92

Roger B. Jeans, editor, The Marshall Mission to China, 1945–1947: The Letters and Diary of Colonel John Hart Caughey
Reviewed by Dong Wang, 97

Linda Cooke Johnson, Women of the Conquest Dynasties: Gender and Identity in Liao and Jin China
Reviewed by Jennifer W. Jay, 100

Michael Keevak, Becoming Yellow: A Short History of Racial Thinking
Reviewed by Paul Spickard, 103

Weijing Lu, True to Her Word: The Faithful Maiden Cult in Late Imperial China
Reviewed by Jennifer W. Jay, 105

Paul G. Pickowicz, China on Film: A Century of Exploration, Confrontation, and Controversy
Reviewed by Jing Jing Chang, 109

Morten Shlütter and Stephen F. Teiser, editors, Readings of the Platform Sūtra; Philip Yampolsky, The Platform Sūtra of the Sixth Patriarch: The Text of the Tun-huang Manuscript
Reviewed by Chanju Mun, 111

Shen Fu, Six Records of a Life Adrift (translation, introduction, and notes by Graham Sanders)
Reviewed by Joe Sample, 116

Scott Snyder, China’s Rise and the Two Koreas: Politics, Economics, Security
Reviewed by Kirk W. Larsen, 119

Kenneth M. Swope, A Dragon’s Head and a Serpent’s Tail: Ming China and the First Great East Asian War, 1592–1598
Reviewed by Andrew R. Wilson, 122

Zhijian Tao, Drawing the Dragon: Western European Reinvention of China
Reviewed by Joe Sample, 126

Tsai Suey-Ling 蔡穗玲, The Life of the Buddha: Woodblock Illustrated Books in China and Korea
Reviewed by Ann Heirman, 131

Wang Jun, Beijing Record: A Physical History of Planning Modern Beijing
Reviewed by Toby Lincoln, 136

John Whalley, editor, China’s Integration into the World Economy; Zheng Yongnian and Sarah Y. Tong, editors, China and the Global Economic Crisis
Reviewed by Haider A. Khan, 140

Brantly Womack, China Among Unequals: Asymmetric Foreign Relations in Asia
Reviewed by Sheng Ding, 146

Zaijun Yuan, The Failure of China’s “Democratic” Reforms
Reviewed by Jean-Phillipe Béja, 149

Works Received, 152