Volume 23 of China Review International begins with four featured reviews and a response, along with 15 more reviews of scholarly literature in Chinese studies.
Mixed with All the Hokum and Bally Hooey: ‘Chinese Food’ and America (reviewing Haiming Liu’s From Canton Restaurant to Panda Express: A History of Chinese Food in the United States) Reviewed by Shiamin Kwa
Literary Archaism, Personal Expression and Self-Cultivation in Ming China: Li Mengyang and his World (reviewing Chang Woei Ong’s Li Mengyang, the North-South Divide, and Literati Learning in Ming China) Reviewed by Richard John Lynn
Toward a More Inclusive Definition of Chinese Painting (reviewing Craig Clunas’s Chinese Painting and Its Audiences) Reviewed by Lothar von Falkenhausen
Peace Dynamics of East Asia (reviewing Explaining the East Asian Peace: A Research Story by Stein Tønnesson and Debating the East Asian Peace: What it is. How it came about. Will it last? edited by Elin Bjarnegård and Joakim Kreutz; both distributed by UH Press from NIAS Press) Reviewed by Alan Hunter
John C. Didier’s response to Michael Saso’s review of In and Outside the Square: The Sky and the Power of Belief in Ancient China and the World, c. 4500 b.c.-a.d. 200, 3 Volumes, Sino-Platonic Papers, No. 192, in China Review International vol. 16, no. 4 (2009)
Song-Chuan Chen’s Merchants of War and Peace: British Knowledge of China in the Making of the Opium War Reviewed by Emily Mokros
James Flath’s Traces of the Sage: Monument, Materiality, and the First Temple of Confucius (available from UH Press) Reviewed by Man Xu
Wu Hung’s Zooming In: Histories of Photography in China Reviewed by Shana J. Brown
Stuart Young’s Conceiving the Indian Buddhist Patriarchs in China (available from UH Press) Reviewed by Hans-Rudolf Kantor
Laura Madokoro’s Elusive Refuge: Chinese Migrants in the Cold War Reviewed by Glennys Young
…plus 10 more reviews and works received.
About the Journal
Every quarter, China Review International presents timely, English-language reviews of recently published China-related books and monographs. Its multidisciplinary scope and international coverage make it an indispensable tool for all those interested in Chinese culture and civilization, and enable the sinologist to keep abreast of cutting-edge scholarship in Chinese studies.
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China Review International publishes reviews of recent scholarly literature and “state-of-the-art” articles in all fields of Chinese studies. Reviews are generally published by invitation only; however, unsolicited reviews will be considered for publication based on merit and guidelines can be found here.