China Review International, vol. 22, no. 2 (2015)

This issue of China Review International: A Journal of Reviews of Scholarly Literature in Chinese Studies opens with one feature and includes 15 reviews.


Herself an Autobiographer: Writing Women’s Self-Representation in the Qing (Reviewing Binbin Yang, Heroines of the Qing: Exemplary Women Tell Their Stories) Reviewed by Xu Ma


Sarah Allan, The Heir and the Sage: Dynastic Legend in Early China, reviewed by Paul R. Goldin

Paul Bevan, A Modern Miscellany: Shanghai Cartoon Artists, Shao Xunmei’s Circle, and the Travels of Jack Chen, 1926–1938, reviewed by Hal Swindall

Susanne Bregnbæk, Fragile Elite: The Dilemmas of China’s Top University Students, reviewed by Chongmin Yang

Ssu-ma Ch’ien (William H. Nienhauser Jr., editor), The Grand Scribe’s Records, Volume X: The Memoirs of Han China, Part III, reviewed by Grant Hardy

Lily Chumley, Creativity Class: Art School and Culture Work in Postsocialist China, reviewed by Paul Gladston

Nara Dillon, Radical Inequalities: China’s Revolutionary Welfare State in Comparative Perspective, reviewed by Matt Wills

Naomi Green, From Fu Manchu to Kung Fu Panda: Images of China in American Film, reviewed by Ying Xiao

You Ji, China’s Military Transformation, reviewed by Elizabeth Van Wie

Li Jieren, Ripple on Stagnant Water; Kristin Stapleton, editor, Fact in Fiction: 1920s China and Ba Jin’s Family, reviewed by Shiamin Kwa

Terry F. Kleeman, Celestial Masters: History and Ritual in Early Daoist Communities, reviewed by James Miller

Liyan Liu, Red Genesis: The Hunan First Normal School and the Creation of Chinese Communism, 1903–1921, reviewed by Zachary A. Scarlett

Naktsang Nulo, My Tibetan Childhood: When Ice Shattered Stone, reviewed by Tenzin Jinba

Helen F. Siu, Tracing China: A Forty-Year Ethnographic Journey, reviewed by Colin Mackerras

Siufu Tang, Self-Realization through Confucian Learning: A Contemporary
Reconstruction of Xunzi’s Ethics, reviewed by Christine A. Hale

Claudia Wenzel and Sun Hua, editors, Buddhist Stone Sutras in China. Sichuan Province, Volume 3, reviewed by Bart Dessein

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