China Review International, vol. 3, no. 2 (1996)

This issue is available online at Project Muse.


J. D. Schmidt, Within the Human Realm: The Poetry of Huang Zunxian, 1848-1905
Reviewed by Richard John Lynn, p. 305

Artyom I. Kobzev, Ucheniye o simvolakh i chislakh v kitaiskoi klassicheskoi filosofii (The teaching of symbols and numbers in classical Chinese philosophy)
Reviewed by Alexander V. Lomanov, p. 332

Michael Loewe, editor, Early Chinese Texts: A Bibliographical Guide
Reviewed by Lothar von Falkenhausen, p. 337


Response to Yang Ye’s Review of Du Fu’s Laments from the South
By David McCraw, p. 345


Mark A. Allee, Law and Local Society in Late Imperial China: Northern Taiwan in the Nineteenth Century
Reviewed by Randy Peerenboom, p. 347

Viviane Alleton and Alexeï Volkov, editors, Notions et Perceptions du Changement en Chine: Textes Présentés au IXe Congrès de l’Association Européenne d’Études Chinoises (Notions and perceptions of change in China: Texts presented to the IXth Congress of the European Association of Chinese Studies)
Reviewed by Lowell Skar, p. 351

Richard Baum, Burying Mao: Chinese Politics in the Age of Deng Xiaoping
Reviewed by Franklin W. Houn, p. 357

Silvio Bedini, The Trail of Time: Time Measurement with Incense in East Asia
Reviewed by Charles D. Benn, p. 360

Cyril Birch, Scenes for Mandarins: The Elite Theater of the Ming
Reviewed by Colin Mackerras, p. 364

Susan Brownell, Training the Body for China: Sports in the Moral Order of the People’s Republic
Reviewed by C. Fred Blake, p. 367

Theresa C. Cariño and Bernardita R. Churchill, editors, Perspectives on Philippine Policy Towards China
Reviewed by Vincent Kelly Pollard, p. 370

Kam Wing Chan, Cities with Invisible Walls
Reviewed by Sen-dou Chang, p. 375

Kai-wing Chow, The Rise of Confucian Ritualism in Late Imperial China: Ethics, Classics, and Lineage Discourse
Reviewed by Paul W. Howard, p. 377

Søren Clausen et al., editors, Cultural Encounters: China, Japan, and the West: Essays Commemorating 25 years of East Asian Studies at the University of Aarhus
Reviewed by Richard Smith, p. 380

Søren Clausen and Stig Thøgersen, The Making of a Chinese City: History and Historiography in Harbin
Reviewed by Piper Gaubatz, p. 384

James H. Cole, Updating Wilkinson: An Annotated Bibliography of Reference Works on Imperial China Published since 1973
Reviewed by Edwin G. Pulleyblank, p. 387

Frank Dikötter, Sex, Culture and Modernity in China: Medical Science and the Construction of Sexual Identities in the Early Republican Period
Reviewed by Ralph Croizier, p. 388

Jean-Luc Domenach and A. M. Berrett, translators, The Origins of the Great Leap Forward: The Case of One Chinese Province
Reviewed by Robert John Perrins, p. 390

Patricia Buckley Ebrey, The Inner Quarters: Marriage and the Lives of Chinese Women in the Sung Period
Reviewed by Pan Yihong, p. 393

Stephan Feuchtwang, The Imperial Metaphor: Popular Religion in China
Reviewed by P. Steven Sangren, p. 397

Herbert Franke and Denis Twitchett, editors, The Cambridge History of China, Volume 6, Alien Regimes and Border States, 907-1368
Reviewed by Chia Ning, p. 403

Piet Frantzen, editor, China’s Economic Evolution
Reviewed by Tim Wright, p. 413

Edward Friedman, National Identity and Democratic Prospects in Socialist China
Reviewed by John F. Copper, p. 415

Jacques Gernet, Buddhism in Chinese Society: An Economic History from the Fifth to the Tenth Centuries (Les aspects économiques du bouddhisme dans la société chinoise du Ve au Xe siècle)
Reviewed by John Kieschnick, p. 418

Edward A. Hacker, The I Ching Handbook: A Practical Guide to Logical and Personal Perspective
Reviewed by Michael Saso, p. 423

David L. Hall and Roger T. Ames, Anticipating China: Thinking Through the Narratives of Chinese and Western Culture
Reviewed by Geoffrey Lloyd, p. 425

Carol Lee Hamrin and Suisheng Zhao, editors, Decision Making in Deng’s China: Perspectives from Insiders
Reviewed by Dali L. Yang, p. 427

James L. Hevia, Cherishing Men from Afar: Qing Guest Ritual and the Macartney Embassy of 1793
Reviewed by Benjamin A. Elman, p. 430

Chun-chieh Huang and Erik Zurcher, editors, Norms and the State in China
Reviewed by Hsiung Ping-chen, p. 434

Toby E. Huff, The Rise of Early Modern Science: Islam, China and the West
Reviewed by Mary Tiles, p. 438

Michael H. Hunt and Niu Jun, Toward a History of Chinese Communist Foreign Relations, 1920s-1960s: Personalities and Interpretive Approaches
Reviewed by Marisela Connelly, p. 441

Robert D. Jenks, Insurgency and Social Disorder in Guizhou: The “Miao” Rebellion, 1854-1873
Reviewed by Thomas Buoye, p. 443

D. Gale Johnson, et al., Agricultural Policy and U.S.-Taiwan Trade
Reviewed by Robert Sutter, p. 445

David Johnson, editor, Ritual and Scripture in Chinese Popular Religion
Reviewed by Paul Katz, p. 447

Linda Cooke Johnson, editor, Cities of Jiangnan in Late Imperial China
Reviewed by Helen Dunstan, p. 450

Liu Kang and Xiaobing Tang, editors, Politics, Ideology, and Literary Discourse in Modern China: Theoretical Interventions and Cultural Critique
Reviewed by William A. Callahan, p. 455

François Jullien, The Propensity of Things: Toward a History of Efficacy in China
Reviewed by Roger T. Ames, p. 458

Daniel Kelliher, Peasant Power in China: The Era of Rural Reform, 1979-1989
Reviewed by Lucien Bianco, p. 463

Y. Y. Kueh, Agricultural Instability in China, 1931-1991: Weather, Technology, and Institutions
Reviewed by Pat Howard, p. 465

Willy Wo-lap Lam, China After Deng Xiaoping: The Power Struggle in Beijing Since Tiananmen
Reviewed by Ross Terrill, p. 470

Martin L. Lasater, U.S. Interests in the New Taiwan
Reviewed by James Zheng Gao, p. 473

Joseph S. M. Lau and Howard Goldblatt, editors, The Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Literature
Reviewed by Taciana Fisac, p. 476

Joe C. B. Leung and Richard C. Nann, Authority and Benevolence: Social Welfare in China
Reviewed by Vivienne Shue, p. 477

Marilyn A. Levine, The Found Generation: Chinese Communists in Europe during the Twenties
Reviewed by Wang Gungwu, p. 479

Alan A. Lew and Lawrence Yu, editors, Tourism in China: Geographic, Political and Economic Perspectives
Reviewed by Dexter J. L. Choy, p. 481

Kui-Wai Li, Financial Repression and Economic Reform in China
Reviewed by Elliott Parker, p. 482

Kenneth Lieberthal, Governing China: From Revolution through Reform
Reviewed by Gaye Christoffersen, p. 487

Jing Lin, The Opening of the Chinese Mind: Democratic Changes in China Since 1978
Reviewed by William A. Callahan, p. 490

Liu Sola; translated by Richard King, Chaos and All That
Reviewed by D. E. Pollard, p. 491

Liu Yanchi with Kathleen Vian and Peter Eckman, The Essential Book of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Reviewed by Judith Farquhar, p. 494

Thomas P. Lyons and Victor Nee, editors, The Economic Transformation of South China
Reviewed by David Flynn, p. 495

Ma Bo; translated by Howard Goldblatt, Blood Red Sunset: A Memoir of the Chinese Cultural Revolution
Reviewed by Jin Qiu, p. 501

Barbara Stoler Miller, editor, Masterworks of Asian Literature in Comparative Perspective
Reviewed by Wimal Dissanayake, p. 502

Zhongdang Pan, et al., To See Ourselves: Comparing Traditional Chinese and American Cultural Values
Reviewed by Linda Young, p. 505

Jordan Paper, The Spirits Are Drunk: Comparative Approaches to Chinese Religion
Reviewed by Scott Lowe, p. 507

Jessica Rawson with the assistance of Carol Michaelson, Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to the Qing
Reviewed by Craig Clunas, p. 511

Andrew C. Ross, A Vision Betrayed: The Jesuits in Japan and China, 1542-1742
Reviewed by Min-sun Chen, p. 514

Robert S. Ross, editor, China, the United States, and the Soviet Union: Tripolarity and Policy Making in the Cold War
Reviewed by Chen-kuan Chuang, p. 517

Alain Roux, Grèves et Politique à Shanghai: Les Désillusions (1927-1932)
Reviewed by René Goldman, p. 523

Murray A. Rubinstein, editor, The Other Taiwan: 1945 to the Present
Reviewed by Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, p. 526

Stuart R. Schram, editor, and Nancy J. Hodes, associate editor, Mao’s Road to Power: Revolutionary Writings 1912-1949, Volume 2, National Revolution and Social Revolution December 1920-June 1927
Reviewed by C. L. Chiou, p. 528

Ronald Skeldon, editor, Emigration from Hong Kong: Tendencies and Impacts
Reviewed by Graham E. Johnson, p. 530

Debra E. Soled, editor, China: A Nation in Transition
Reviewed by Dachang Cong, p. 535

Joan Stanley-Baker, Old Masters Repainted: Wu Zhen (1280-1354): Prime Objects and Accretions
Reviewed by Ellen Johnston Laing, p. 538

Benson Tong, Unsubmissive Women: Chinese Prostitutes in Nineteenth Century San Francisco
Reviewed by Karen A. Joe Laidler, p. 542

Hans van Ess, Politik und Gelehrsamkeit in der Zeit der Han (202 v. Chr.-220 n. Chr.): Die Alttext/Neutext-Kontroverse (Politics and scholarship in the time of the Han: The Old Text/New Text controversy)
Reviewed by Patricia Konings, p. 547

Alan M. Wachman, Taiwan: National Identity and Democratization
Reviewed by Dennis Van Vranken Hickey, p. 551

Arthur Waldron, From War to Nationalism: China’s Turning Point, 1924-1925
Reviewed by Michael R. Godley, p. 552

Burton Watson, translator, The Lotus Sutra
Reviewed by William E. Deal, p. 559

Thomas A. Wilson, Genealogy of the Way: The Construction and Uses of the Confucian Tradition in Late Imperial China
Reviewed by Peter K. Bol, p. 564

J. Lawrence Witzleben, “Silk and Bamboo” Music in Shanghai: The Jiangnan Sizhu Instrumental Ensemble Tradition
Reviewed by Terry Liu, p. 573

Lanxin Xiang, Recasting the Imperial Far East: Britain and America in China, 1945-1950
Reviewed by Xiao-bing Li, p. 575

Yang Mu, Chinese Musical Instruments: An Introduction
Reviewed by J. Lawrence Witzleben, p. 579

Gang Yi, Money, Banking, and Financial Markets in China
Reviewed by Carsten A. Holz, p. 582

Susan Young, Private Business and Economic Reform in China
Reviewed by Richard F. Garbaccio, p. 588

Pauline Yu, editor, Voices of the Song Lyric in China
Reviewed by Shawn Eichman, p. 589

Zeng Jifen; translated by Thomas L. Kennedy, Testimony of a Confucian Woman: The Autobiography of Mrs. Nie Zeng Jifen, 1852-1942
Reviewed by Vivian-Lee Nyitray, p. 598

Angela Zito and Tani E. Barlow, Body, Subject and Power in China
Reviewed by Christian Henriot, p. 601

BOOKS RECEIVED, pp. 605-607