China Review International, vol. 20, nos. 3 & 4 (2013)

This double issue of China Review International, vol. 20, nos. 3 & 4, includes the following works:


Political Development in China: State, Law, and Democracy
(Reviewing Mireille Delmas-Marty, Pierre-Etienne Will, editors, Naomi Norberg, translator, China, Democracy, and Law: A Historical and Contemporary Approach; Peter Zarrow, editor, After Empire: The Conceptual Transformation of the Chinese State, 1885–1924)
Reviewed by Douglas Howland

Writing a Chronicle History of One-Child Policy: Three Books by Susan Greenhalgh
(Reviewing Susan Greenhalgh and Edwin Winckler, Governing China’s Population: From Leninist to Neoliberal Biopolitics; Susan Greenhalgh, Just One Child: Science and Policy in Deng’s China; Susan Greenhalgh, Cultivating Global Citizens: Population in the Rise of China)
Reviewed by Xiying Wang

The Many Lives of Ajātaśatru: From Ancient Indian Buddhism to Modern Japanese Psychoanalysis
(Reviewing Michael Radich, How Ajātaśatru Was Reformed: The Domestication of “Ajase” and Stories in Buddhist History)
Reviewed by Eric Greene

The Slow Drift
(Reviewing Song Hwee Lim, Tsai Ming-liang and a Cinema of Slowness)
Reviewed by Yün Peng


The Nanjing Massacre: Primary Source Records and Secondary Interpretations — A Textual Critique of Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi’s Review
Suping Lu


Daniel A. Bell, The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy
Reviewed by Franklin J. Woo

Jean-François Billeter, Trois essais sur la traduction (Three essays on translation)
Reviewed by Josh Stenberg

Timothy Brook, Mr. Selden’s Map of China: Decoding the Secrets of a Vanished Cartographer
Reviewed by Jun Fang

… and many more reviews

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