China Review International, vol. 5, no. 2 (1998)

This issue is available online at Project Muse.


Julia Ching, Mysticism and Kingship in China: The Heart of Chinese Wisdom
Reviewed by Sor-Hoon Tan – p. 307

“A Cigarette for Sukarno … Brought Disgrace upon the Chinese People”: A Review Essay on the Cultural Revolution (reviewing of Sebastian Heilman, Turning Away from the Cultural Revolution: Political Grass-Roots Activism in the Mid-Seventies; Elizabeth J. Perry and Li Xun, Proletarian Power: Shanghai in the Cultural Revolution; Michael Schoenhals, editor, China’s Cultural Revolution 1966-1969: Not a Dinner Party; and Yan Jiaqi and Gao Gao, Turbulent Decade: A History of the Cultural Revolution)
Reviewed by Vera Schwarcz – p. 312

Princeton Teaching Associates, The Multimedia I Ching [CD-ROM], and Software Design Studios, The Columbia I Ching on CD-ROM
Reviewed by Kenneth Goodall – p. 323

Xin Ren, Tradition of the Law and Law of the Tradition: Law, State, and Social Control in China
Reviewed by Barbara Phillips Sullivan – p. 327

Richards, Mencius on the Mind: Experiments in Multiple Definition
Reviewed by Peter Wong Yih Jiun – p. 333


Samuel Adrian Miles Adshead, Material Culture in Europe and China, 1400-1800: The Rise of Consumerism
Reviewed by Ina Asim – p. 345

Yoav Ariel, K’ung-ts’ung-tzu: A Study and Translation of Chapters 15-23 with a Reconstruction of the Hsiao Erh-ya Dictionary
Reviewed by Griet Vankeerberghen – p. 348

Robert F. Ash and Y. Y. Kueh, editors, The Chinese Economy under Deng Xiaoping. Studies on Contemporary China
Reviewed by Ralph W. Huenemann – p. 352

Erik Baark, Lightning Wires: The Telegraph and China’s Technological Modernization, 1860-1890
Reviewed by Graeme Lang – p. 353

Taciana Fisac Badell, El otro sexo del dragón: Mujeres, literatura y sociedad en China (The other sex of the dragon: Women, literature and society in China)
Reviewed by Flora Botton – p. 356

Marie-Claire Bergère and Angel Pino, Un siècle d’enseignement du chinois à l’Ecole des Langues orientales 1840-1845
Reviewed by Pierre de La Robertie – p. 359

Maggie Bickford, Ink Plum: The Making of a Chinese Scholar-Painting Genre
Reviewed by Susan Bush – p. 365

Stephen J. Blank and Alvin Z. Rubinstein, editors, Imperial Decline: Russia’s Changing Role in Asia
Reviewed by Robert B. Valliant – p. 370

Melissa J. Brown, editor, Negotiating Ethnicities in China and Taiwan
Reviewed by Linda Benson – p. 377

Ronald C. Brown, Understanding Chinese Courts and Legal Process: Law with Chinese Characteristics
Reviewed by Randall Peerenboom – p. 379

Michael Cartier, Danielle Elisseeff, and Jacqueline Nivard, editors, Revue Bibliographique de Sinologie 14
Reviewed by Richard John Lynn – p. 386

Chang Tsai. (Michael Friedrich, Michael Lackner, and Friedrich Reimann), Rechtes Auflichten / Cheng-meng
Reviewed by Hans van Ess – p. 387

Timothy Cheek and Tony Saich, editors, New Perspectives on State Socialism in China
Reviewed by Lowell Dittmer – p. 393

Paul A. Cohen, History in Three Keys: The Boxers as Event, Experience and Myth
Reviewed by David D. Buck – p. 396

Antonio S. Cua, Moral Vision and Tradition: Essays in Chinese Ethics
Reviewed by Joel J. Kupperman – p. 399

John W. Dardess, A Ming Society: T’ai-ho County, Kiangsi, in the Fourteenth to Seventeenth Century
Reviewed by Hung-lam Chu – p. 401

Arif Dirlik, Paul Healy, and Nick Knight, editors, Critical Perspectives on Mao Zedong’s Thought
Reviewed by Stuart R. Schram – p. 406

J. A. English-Lueck, Chinese Intellectuals on the World Frontier: Blazing the Black Path
Reviewed by Richard C. Kagan – p. 412

June Grasso, Jay Corrin, and Michael Kort, Modernization and Revolution in China
Reviewed by David S. G. Goodman – p. 415

Guojia Tiwei Wushu Yanjiu Yuan, bianzuan (National Physical Culture and Sports Commission Martial Arts Research Institute, editors and compilers), Zhongguo wushu shi (Chinese martial arts history)
Reviewed by Stanley E. Henning – p. 417

Baogang He, The Democratization of China
Reviewed by Peter T. Manicas – p. 424

Gail Hershatter, Dangerous Pleasures: Prostitution and Modernity in Twentieth-Century Shanghai
Reviewed by Maria Jaschok – p. 429

Dennis Van Vranken Hickey, Taiwan’s Security in the Changing International System
Reviewed by Peter Kien-hong Yu – p. 436

David Hinton, translator, The Late Poems of Meng Chiao. Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation
Reviewed by Daniel Bryant – p. 438

Steven J. Hood, The Kuomintang and the Democratization of Taiwan
Reviewed by Cal Clark – p. 441

Daniel Hsieh, The Evolution of Jueju Verse
Reviewed by Charles Egan – p. 444

Jean M. James, A Guide to the Tomb and Shrine Art of the Han Dynasty
206 B.C.–A.D. 220. Reviewed by Susan Bush – p. 457

Joan Judge, Print and Politics: Shibao and the Culture of Reform in Late Qing China
Reviewed by Viren Murthy – p. 461

Julia Kwong, The Political Economy of Corruption in China
Reviewed by James D. White – p. 465

Jane Kate Leonard, Controlling from Afar: The Daoguang Emperor’s Management of the Grand Canal Crisis, 1824-1826
Reviewed by Randall A. Dodgen – p. 469

Kui-Wai Li, Financing China Trade and Investment
Reviewed by Lawrence C. Reardon – p. 474

Li Jun, Chinese Civilization in the Making, 1766-221 B.C.
Reviewed by Cho-yun Hsu – p. 478

Leong Liew, The Chinese Economy in Transition: From Plan to Market
Reviewed by Richard Desjardins – p. 480

Justin Yifu Lin, Fang Cai, and Zhou Li, The China Miracle: Development Strategy and Economic Reform
Reviewed by Calla Wiemer – p. 483

Ning Lu, The Dynamics of Foreign-policy Decision Making in China
Reviewed by Gerald Chan – p. 487

Stanley B. Lubman, editor, China’s Legal Reforms
Reviewed by Margaret Y. K. Woo – p. 490

Susan Mann, Precious Records: Women in China’s Long Eighteenth Century
Reviewed by Lily Xiao Hong Lee – p. 495

Klaus Mühlhahn, Geschichte, Frauenbild und kulturelles Gedächtnis: Der ming-zeitliche Roman Shuihu zhuan (History, the image of women, and cultural memory: The Ming-period novel Shuihu zhuan)
Reviewed by Barbara Mittler – p. 499

Margaret M. Pearson, China’s New Business Elite: The Political Consequences of Economic Reform
Reviewed by James D. White – p. 465

Paul Pelliot, Inventaire sommaire des manuscrits et imprimés chinois de la bibliothèque vaticane
Reviewed by Pierre de La Robertie – p. 504

Elizabeth J. Perry and Li Xun, Proletarian Power: Shanghai in the Cultural Revolution
Reviewed by Guobin Yang – p. 507

Edgar A. Porter, The People’s Doctor: George Hatem and China’s Revolution
Reviewed by Judith Farquhar – p. 512

David J. Pyle, China’s Economy: From Revolution to Reform
Reviewed by Heng-hao Chang – p. 514

Jo Riley, Chinese Theatre and the Actor in Performance
Reviewed by Susan Pertel Jain – p. 517

Isabelle Robinet, Taoism: Growth of a Religion
Reviewed by Daniel L. Overmyer – p. 523

David L. Rolston, Traditional Chinese Fiction and Fiction Commentary: Reading and Writing between the Lines
Reviewed by Yenna Wu – p. 525

Murray A. Rubinstein, Origins of the Anglo-American Missionary Enterprise in China, 1807-1840
Reviewed by Margo S. Gewurtz – p. 531

Thierry Sanjuan, A l’ombre de Hong Kong: Le delta de la rivière des Perles (In the shadow of Hong Kong: The Pearl River delta)
Reviewed by Catherine Sarlandie de La Robertie – p. 535

Benjamin I. Schwartz, China and Other Matters
Reviewed by Arthur Lewis Rosenbaum – p. 537

Kuo-kang Shao, Zhou Enlai and the Foundations of Chinese Foreign Policy
Reviewed by Ronald C. Keith – p. 541

Kwong-loi Shun, Mencius and Early Chinese Thought
Reviewed by Tan Sor Hoon – p. 545

Siu Wang-Ngai with Peter Lovrick, Chinese Opera: Images and Stories
Reviewed by Susan Pertel Jain – p. 549

Douglas C. Smith, Middle Education in the Middle Kingdom: The Chinese Junior High School in Modern Taiwan
Reviewed by Irving Epstein – p. 552

Paul J. Smith, editor, Human Smuggling: Chinese Migrant Trafficking and the Challenge to America’s Immigration Tradition
Reviewed by Donald A. Jordan – p. 554

Michael Sullivan, Art and Artists of Twentieth-Century China
Reviewed by Julie M. Segraves – p. 557

Chaofen Sun, Word-Order Change and Grammaticalization in the History of Chinese
Reviewed by Arienne Dwyer – p. 561

Frederick C. Teiwes and Warren Sun, The Tragedy of Lin Biao: Riding the Tiger during the Cultural Revolution
Reviewed by Qiu Jin – p. 568

Andrew Walder, editor, The Waning of the Communist State: Economic Origins of Political Decline in China and Hungary
Reviewed by Viren Murthy – p. 570

Wang Xuanhui, Taxation in China 1997/98
Reviewed by Andrew Halkyard – p. 574

Ellen Widmer and Kang-I Sun Chang, editors, Writing Women in Late Imperial China
Reviewed by Jeanne Larsen – p. 577

Wu Guoguang, Zhao Ziyang yu zhengzhi gaige (Political reform under Zhao Ziyang)
Reviewed by Tim Waikeung Tam – p. 580

Kuang-ming Wu, On Chinese Body Thinking: A Cultural Hermeneutics
Reviewed by Chun-chieh Huang – p. 583

Lian Xi, The Conversion of Missionaries: Liberalism in American Protestant Missions in China, 1907-1932
Reviewed by Franklin J. Woo – p. 589

Dali L. Yang, Calamity and Reform in China: State, Rural Society, and Institutional Change since the Great Leap Famine
Reviewed by James Z. Gao – p. 592

Maysing H. Yang, editor, Taiwan’s Expanding Role in the International Arena. Taiwan in the Modern World Series
Reviewed by Martin L. Lasater – p. 595

Peter Kien-hong Yu, editor, The Chinese PLA’s Perception of an Invasion of Taiwan
Reviewed by John F. Copper – p. 597

Zheng Chaolin, An Oppositionist for Life: Memoirs of the Chinese Revolutionary Zheng Chaolin
Reviewed by Lee Feigon – p. 600