China Review International, vol. 5, no. 1 (1998)

This issue is available online at Project Muse.


Daniel H. Bays, editor, Christianity in China: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present
Reviewed by Paul A. Cohen — p. 1

Vibeke Bordahl, The Oral Tradition of Yangzhou Storytelling
Reviewed by Boris Riftin — p. 17

Xiaomei Chen, Occidentalism: A Theory of Counter-Discourse in Post-Mao China
Reviewed by Michel Hockx — p. 22

Benjamin Elman, compiler, Classical Historiography for Chinese History [online]
Reviewed by Nicolas Standaert — p. 52

Melvyn Goldstein, William Siebenschuh, and Tashi Tsering, The Struggle for Modern Tibet: The Autobiography of Tashi Tsering
Reviewed by A. Tom Grunfeld — p. 30

Alex McKay, Tibet and the British Raj: The Frontier Cadre, 1904-1947
Reviewed by A. Tom Grunfeld — p. 30

Warren W. Smith, Jr., Tibetan Nation: A History of Tibetan Nationalism and Sino-Tibetan Relations
Reviewed by A. Tom Grunfeld — p. 30

Wu Hung, Monumentality in Early Chinese Art and Architecture
Reviewed by Ladislav Kesner — p. 35

Harriet T. Zurndorfer, China Bibliography: A Research Guide to Reference Works about China Past and Present
Reviewed by Nicolas Standaert — p. 52


Asian Development Bank, Asian Development Outlook 1996 and 1997
Reviewed by David C. Yang — p. 59

Carol Benedict, Bubonic Plague in Nineteenth-Century China
Reviewed by Di Wang — p. 60

Gregor Benton and Alan Hunter, editors, Wild Lily, Prairie Fire: China’s Road to Democracy, Yan’an to Tian’anmen
Reviewed by Kjeld Erik Brodsgaard — p. 64

Maggie Bickford, Ink Plum: The Making of a Chinese Scholar-Painting Genre
Reviewed by Kenneth Ganza — p. 67

Anne D. Birdwhistell, Li Yong (1627-1705) and Epistemological Dimensions of Confucian Philosophy
Reviewed by Richard John Lynn — p. 70

Francesca Bray, Technology and Gender: Fabrics of Power in Late Imperial China
Reviewed by Kathleen L. Lodwick — p. 73

Shaun Breslin, China in the 1980s: Centre-Province Relations in a Reforming Socialist State
Reviewed by Charles Burton — p. 76

Judith M. Brown and Rosemary Foot, editors, Hong Kong’s Transitions, 1842-1997
Reviewed by Alvin Y. So — p. 95

Michael E. Brown, Sean M. Lynn-Jones, and Steven E. Miller, editors, East Asian Security. An International Security Reader
Reviewed by Martin L. Lasater — p. 78

James Cahill, The Lyric Journey: Poetic Painting in China and Japan
Reviewed by Kathlyn Liscomb — p. 79

William M. Carpenter and David G. Wiencek, editors, Asian Security Handbook: An Assessment of Political-Security Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region
Reviewed by Harlan W. Jencks — p. 83

Michel Cartier, Danielle Elisseeff, and Jacqueline Nivard, editors, Revue Bibliographique de Sinologie 13 (1995)
Reviewed by Richard John Lynn — p. 89

Pang-Mei Natasha Chang, Bound Feet and Western Dress
Reviewed by Roger B. Jeans — p. 92

Warren I. Cohen and Li Zhao, editors, Hong Kong under Chinese Rule: The Economic and Political Implications of Reversion
Reviewed by Alvin Y. So — p. 95

Peter Conn, Pearl S. Buck: A Cultural Biography
Reviewed by H. R. Lan — p. 99

O. R. Dathorne, Asian Voyages: Two Thousand Years of Constructing the Other
Reviewed by Hugh R. Clark — p. 109

John DeFrancis, editor, ABC Chinese-English Dictionary
Reviewed by Jan W. Walls — p. 112

Prasenjit Duara, Rescuing History from the Nation: Questioning Narratives of Modern China
Reviewed by Viren Murthy — p. 114

Glen Dudbridge, Religious Experience and Lay Society in T’ang China: A Reading of Tai Fu’s Kuang-i chi
Reviewed by Chi-chiang Huang — p. 120

Helen Dunstan, Conflicting Counsels to Confuse the Age: A Documentary Study of Political Economy in Qing China, 1644-1840
Reviewed by Brian Moloughney — p. 124

John King Fairbank, Martha Henderson Coolidge, and Richard J. Smith, H. B. Morse: Customs Commissioner and Historian of China
Reviewed by Arthur Lewis Rosenbaum — p. 128

Jeannette L. Faurot, Gateway to the Chinese Classics: A Practical Introduction to Literary Chinese
Reviewed by John Dye — p. 236

John Fitzgerald, Awakening China: Politics, Culture, and Class in the Nationalist Revolution
Reviewed by William Wei — p. 132

Christiane Hammer and Bernhard Führer, editors, Chinesisches Selbstverständnis und kulturelle Identität: “Wenhua Zhongguo” (Chinese self-image and cultural identity: “Wenhua Zhongguo”)
Reviewed by Irmy Schweiger — p. 134

Anders Hansson, Chinese Outcasts: Discrimination and Emancipation in Late Imperial China
Reviewed by Kenneth J. Hammond — p. 137

Stuart Harris and Gary Klintworth, editors, China as a Great Power: Myths, Realities and Challenges in the Asia-Pacific Region
Reviewed by Yongjin Zhang — p. 139

Gail Hershatter, Emily Honig, Jonathan N. Lipman, and Randall Stross, editors, Remapping China: Fissures in Historical Terrain
Reviewed by Richard J. Smith — p. 142

Steven J. Hood, The Kuomintang and the Democratization of Taiwan
Reviewed by Cal Clark — p. 175

Huang Jianli, The Politics of Depoliticization in Republican China: Guomindang Policy towards Student Political Activism, 1927-1949
Reviewed by William Wei — p. 146

Yasheng Huang, Inflation and Investment Controls in China: The Political Economy of Central-Local Relations During the Reform Era
Reviewed by Mike W. Peng — p. 148

Charlotte Ikels, The Return of the God of Wealth: The Transition to a Market Economy in Urban China
Reviewed by Silvia Ebner von Eschenbach — p. 153

Jean M. James, A Guide to the Tomb and Shrine Art of the Han Dynasty, 206 B.C.-A.D. 220
Reviewed by Sophia-Karin Psarras — p. 156

Jun Jing, The Temple of Memories: History, Power, and Morality in a Chinese Village
Reviewed by Jonathan Unger — p. 160

Yanan Ju, Understanding China: Center Stage of the Fourth Power
Reviewed by Q. Edward Wang — p. 162

David R. Knechtges, Wen xuan, or Selections of Refined Literature. Volume 3, Rhapsodies on Natural Phenomena, Birds and Animals, Aspirations and Feelings, Sorrowful Laments, Literature, Music, and Passions
Reviewed by Daoxiong Guan — p. 165

Livia Kohn, Laughing at the Tao: Debates among Buddhists and Taoists in Medieval China
Reviewed by Daniel Boucher — p. 168

Chae-Jin Lee, in collaboration with Doo-Bok Park, China and Korea: Dynamic Relations
Reviewed by Yin-wah Chu — p. 172

Benjamin K. P. Leung, Perspectives on Hong Kong Society
Reviewed by Graeme Lang — p. 180

Lincoln Li, The China Factor in Modern Japanese Thought: The Case of Tachibana Shiraki, 1881-1945
Reviewed by Douglas R. Reynolds — p. 184

Li Yinghe, Zhongguo nüxing de xing yu ai (Chinese women’s sexuality and erotic love)
Reviewed by Yenlin Ku — p. 186

Xiannuan Lin, China’s Energy Strategy: Economic Structure, Technological Choices, and Energy Consumption
Reviewed by Warren B. Palmer — p. 188

Xiaoyuan Liu, A Partnership for Disorder: China, the United States, and their Policies for the Postwar Disposition of the Japanese Empire, 1941-1945
Reviewed by Xiao-bing Li — p. 191

Lo Shiu Hing, Political Development in Macau
Reviewed by Roderich Ptak — p. 230

Lu Tonglin, Misogyny, Cultural Nihilism, and Oppositional Politics: Contemporary Chinese Experimental Fiction
Reviewed by Gregory Lee — p. 194

John Lust, Chinese Popular Prints
Reviewed by David Johnson — p. 197

Federico Masini, editor, Western Humanistic Culture Presented to China by Jesuit Missionaries (XVII-XVIII Centuries)
Reviewed by Suzanne Wilson Barnett — p. 200

Barrett L. McCormick and Jonathan Unger, editors, China after Socialism: In the Footsteps of Eastern Europe or East Asia?
Reviewed by Andrew Wells — p. 205

Thomas A. Metzger and Ramon H. Myers, editors, Greater China and U.S. Foreign Policy: The Choice between Confrontation and Mutual Respect
Reviewed by Xiao-bing Li — p. 209

Joseph Needham, Science and Civilisation in China. Volume 6, Biology and Biological Technology. Part 3, Agro-industries and Forestry. Agro-industries: Sugarcane Technology
Reviewed by Francesca Bray — p. 213

Linda Fung-Yee Ng and Chyau Tuan, editors, Three Chinese Economies: China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan: Challenges and Opportunities
Reviewed by Ramon H. Myers — p. 219

Stephen Owen, The End of the Chinese ‘Middle Ages’: Essays in Mid-Tang Literary Culture
Reviewed by Penny A. Herbert — p. 221

David Ownby, Brotherhoods and Secret Societies in Early and Mid-Qing China: The Formation of a Tradition
Reviewed by Mark Elliott — p. 225

Jonathan Porter, Macau, the Imaginary City: Culture and Society, 1557 to Present
Reviewed by Roderich Ptak — p. 230

Edwin G. Pulleyblank, Outline of Classical Chinese Grammar
Reviewed by John Dye — p. 236

Mark Selden, China in Revolution: The Yenan Way Revisited
Reviewed by Gerald W. Berkley-Coats — p. 240

David Shambaugh, editor, Deng Xiaoping: Portrait of a Chinese Statesman
Reviewed by Ronald C. Keith — p. 242

Victor N. Shaw, Social Control in China: A Study of Chinese Work Units
Reviewed by M. B. Kwan — p. 245

Ian A. Skoggard, The Indigenous Dynamic in Taiwan’s Postwar Development: The Religious and Historical Roots of Entrepreneurship
Reviewed by Eugene Cooper — p. 248

Cecile Chu-chin Sun, Pearl from the Dragon’s Mouth: Evocation of Feeling and Scene in Chinese Poetry
Reviewed by Paula Varsano — p. 251

A. D. Syrokomla-Stefanowska, with the collaboration of Bi Xiyan, A Classical Chinese Reader
Reviewed by John Dye — p. 236

Robert Taylor, Greater China and Japan: Prospects for an Economic Partnership in East Asia
Reviewed by Allen S. Whiting — p. 256

Gang Tian, Shanghai’s Role in the Economic Development of China
Reviewed by Sen-dou Chang — p. 289

Frederic Wakeman, Jr., The Shanghai Badlands: Wartime Terrorism and Urban Crime, 1937-1941
Reviewed by Robert J. Antony — p. 258

Wang Dongliang, Les signes et les mutations: Une approche nouvelle du Yi King histoire, pratique et texte
Reviewed by Kenneth Goodall — p. 260

Wang Gungwu, The Chinese Way: China’s Position in International Relations
Reviewed by Steven I. Levine — p. 263

Barbara-Sue White, editor, Hong Kong: Somewhere between Heaven and Earth
Reviewed by Chang-tai Hung — p. 266

Wu Chunsheng and Zhou Huashan, editors, Women huozhe (We are alive)
Reviewed by Natascha Vittinghoff — p. 269

Wu Hung, The Double Screen: Medium and Representation in Chinese Painting
Reviewed by Susan Bush — p. 271

Yanrui Wu, Productive Performance in Chinese Enterprises: An Empirical Study
Reviewed by Mike W. Peng — p. 148

Jian Xie, Environmental Policy Analysis: A General Equilibrium Approach
Reviewed by James Zheng Gao — p. 277

Haiqun Yang, Banking and Financial Control in Reforming Planned Economies
Reviewed by Warren B. Palmer — p. 279

Wen-hsin Yeh, Provincial Passages: Culture, Space, and the Origins of Chinese Communism
Reviewed by R. Keith Schoppa — p. 283

Y. M. Yeung and Sung Yun-wing, editors, Shanghai: Transformation and Modernization under China’s Open Policy
Reviewed by Sen-dou Chang — p. 289

Yip Ka-che, Health and National Reconstruction in Nationalist China: The Development of Modern Health Services, 1928-1937
Reviewed by Frank Dikötter — p. 292

Bell Yung, Evelyn S. Rawski, and Rubie S. Watson, editors, Harmony and Counterpoint: Ritual Music in Chinese Context
Reviewed by Tanya Storch — p. 293

Zhao Suisheng, Power Competition in East Asia: From the Old Chinese World Order to Post-Cold War Regional Multipolarity
Reviewed by Harvey Nelsen — p. 298