China Review International, vol. 7, no. 2 (2000)

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China in Europe: A Brief Survey of European China Studies at the Beginning of the Twenty-first Century (reviewing T. H. Barrett, Singular Listlessness: A Short History of Chinese Books and British Scholars; Center for East Asian Studies for UNESCO, “The Development of Contemporary China Studies”; European Association of Chinese Studies publications: Chinese Studies in the Nordic Countries, Survey no. 3; Chinese Studies in the U.K., Survey no. 7; Czech, Hungarian, Slovakian, and Slovenian Sinology, Survey no. 5; Russian Sinology, Survey no. 4; International Institute for Asian Studies, Guide to Asian Studies in Europe; Helmut Martin und Christiane Hammer, Chinawissenschaften—Deutschsprachige Entwicklungen: Geschichte, Personen, Perspektiven: Referate der 8. Jahrestagung 1997 der Deutschen Vereinigung für Chinastudien; Ming Wilson and John Cayley, editors, Europe Studies China: Papers from an International Conference on the History of European Sinology)
Reviewed by Thomas Kampen, 291

Human Rights and Asian Values: The Limits of Universalism (reviewing Joanne R. Bauer and Daniel A. Bell, editors, The East Asian Challenge for Human Rights)
Reviewed by Randall Peerenboom, 295

The Nanjing Massacre: A Review Essay (reviewing Honda Katsuichi, The Nanjing Massacre: A Japanese Journalist Confronts Japan’s National Shame; Joshua A. Fogel, editor, The Nanjing Massacre in History and Historiography; Timothy Brook, editor, Documents on the Rape of Nanking; Hua-ling Hu, American Goddess at the Rape of Nanking: The Courage of Minnie Vautrin)
Reviewed by John A. Tucker, 321

Mark Edward Lewis, Writing and Authority in Early China
Reviewed by Martin Kern, 336

Confucianism and Modernity, Insights from an Interview with Tu Wei-ming
By Bingyi Yu and Zhaolu Lu 377


Geremie R. Barmé, In the Red: On Contemporary Chinese Culture
Reviewed by Richard King, 389

T. H. Barrett, Taoism Under the T’ang: Religion and Empire During the Golden Age of Chinese History
Reviewed by Alan K. L. Chan, 392

Anne Birrell, Popular Songs and Ballads of Han China
Reviewed by Stephen Field, 396

Larry Bland, editor, George C. Marshall’s Mediation Mission to China: December 1945–January 1947
Reviewed by Akira Iriye, 399

Zong-qi Cai, The Matrix of Lyric Transformation: Poetic Modes and Self-presentation in Early Chinese Pentasyllabic Poetry
Reviewed by Li Yanfeng, 402

Anita Chan, Benedict J. Tria Kerkvliet, and Jonathan Unger, editors, Transforming Asian Socialism: China and Vietnam Compared
Reviewed by Stephen Philion, 406

Hok-Lam Chan, China and the Mongols: History and Legend under the Yuan and Ming Reviewed by Elizabeth Endicott, 409

Chan Lau Kit-Ching, From Nothing to Nothing: The Chinese Communist Movement and Hong Kong, 1921–1936
Reviewed by Gordon Y. M. Chan, 412

Fanny M. Cheung, editor, Engendering Hong Kong Society: A Gender Perspective of Women’s Status
Reviewed by Josephine Smart, 417

Christopher Leigh Connery, The Empire of the Text: Writing and Authority in Early Imperial China
Reviewed by Martin Kern, 420

John F. Copper, The Taiwan Political Miracle: Essays on Political Development, Elections and Foreign Relations; John F. Copper, Taiwan’s Mid–1990’s Elections: Taking the Final Steps to Democracy
Reviewed by Richard C. Kagan, 426

Wm. Theodore de Bary, Asian Values and Human Rights: A Confucian Communitarian Perspective; Wm. Theodore de Bary, Waiting for the Dawn: A Plan for the Prince: Huang Tsung Hsi’s Ming-i-tai-fang lu
Reviewed by Franklin J. Woo, 429

Kirk A. Denton, The Problematic of Self in Modern Chinese Literature: Hu Feng and Lu Ling
Reviewed by Kwok-kan Tam, 434

R. A. Donkin, Dragon’s Brain Perfume: An Historical Geography of Camphor
Reviewed by Daniel B. Hale, 437

Irene Eber, Sze-kar Wan, and Knut Walf, editors, in collaboration with Roman Malek, The Bible in Modern China: The Literary and Intellectual Impact
Reviewed by Chen-main Wang, 441

Gao Bingzhong, Minjian fengsu zhi (Folklore records in China)
Reviewed by Kate Zhou, 446

Valery Garrett, Chinese Clothing: An Illustrated Guide; Valery Garrett, Mandarin Squares: Mandarins and their Insignia; Valery Garrett, Chinese Dragon Robes; Valery Garrett, Traditional Chinese Clothing in Hong Kong and South China 1840–1980
Reviewed by Linda B. Arthur, 449

Jonathan Goldstein, editor, The Jews of China. Volume 1, Historical and Comparative Perspectives
Reviewed by Maram Epstein, 453

Yufan Hao, Dilemma and Decision: An Organizational Perspective on American China Policy Making
Reviewed by Noel H. Pugach, 457

Donald Harper, Early Chinese Medical Literature: The Mawangdui Medical Manuscripts Reviewed by Lisa Raphals, 463

Richard A. Hartnett, The Saga of Chinese Higher Education from the Tongzhi Restoration to Tiananmen Square: Revolution and Reform
Reviewed by Ka-che Yip, 467

Wilfried A. Herrmann, editor, Asia’s Security Challenges
Reviewed by John D. Becker, 470

Institute of Archaeology of Shanxi Province (Shanxi Sheng Kaogu Yanjiusuo) Art of the Houma Foundry (Houma Taofan yishu)
Reviewed by Alfonz Lengyel, 472

Christoph Kaderas, Die Leishu der imperialen Bibliothek des Kaisers Qianlong (The lei-shu in the imperial library of the Qianlong emperor)
Reviewed by Hans van Ess, 475

Ronald G. Knapp, China’s Living Houses: Folk Beliefs, Symbols, and Household Ornamentation
Reviewed by Heather Bohannan, 477

Jürgen Kovacs and Paul U. Unschuld, translators and annotators, Essential Subtleties on the Silver Sea: The Yin-hai jing-wei: A Chinese Classic on Opthalmology
Reviewed by William C. Summers, 481

Lau Chi Kuen, Hong Kong’s Colonial Legacy: A Hong Kong Chinese’s View of the British Heritage
Reviewed by Chang-tai Hung, 483

Gregory B. Lee, Troubadours, Trumpeters, Troubled Makers: Lyricism, Nationalism, and Hybridity in China and Its Others
Reviewed by Zhang Longxi, 487

Xiaobing Li, Xiaobo Hu, and Yang Zhong, editors, Interpreting U.S.–China–Taiwan Relations: China in the Post–Cold War Era
Reviewed by Danny S. L. Paau, 490

Michael Loewe and Edward Shaughnessy, editors, The Cambridge History of Ancient China: From the Origins of Civilization to 221 B.C.
Reviewed by Carine Defoort, 496

David C. Lynch, After the Propaganda State: Media, Politics, and “Thought Work” in Reformed China
Reviewed by James D. White, 507

Melissa Macauley, Social Power and Legal Culture: Litigation Masters in Late Imperial China
Reviewed by Jane Kate Leonard, 511

Martino Martini, S. J., Opera Omnia. Volumes 1 and 2
Reviewed by Giovanni Vitiello, 517

David E. Mungello, The Great Encounter of China and the West, 1500–1800; Adrian Hsia, The Vision of China in the English Literature of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Reviewed by John A. Tucker, 521

Karl-Heinz Pohl, editor, Chinese Thought in a Global Context: A Dialogue between Chinese and Western Philosophical Approaches
Reviewed by Karel L. van der Leeuw, 528

Marylin Martin Rhie, Early Buddhist Art of China and Central Asia. Volume 1
Reviewed by Alfonz Lengyel, 533

Harold D. Roth, Original Tao: Inward Training (Nei-yeh) and the Foundations of Taoist Mysticism
Reviewed by Franklin J. Woo, 535

Stuart R. Schram, editor, et al. Mao’s Road to Power: Revolutionary Writing 1912–1934. Volume 4, The Rise and Fall of the Chinese Soviet Republic: 1931–1934
Reviewed by Peter O. Hefron, 539

Leo Suryadinata, editor, Ethnic Chinese as Southeast Asians
Reviewed by Linda Chong, 543

Murray Scot Tanner, The Politics of Lawmaking in Post-Mao China: Institutions, Processes, and Democratic Prospects
Reviewed by Ronald C. Brown, 548

See Heng Teow, Japanese Cultural Policy toward China, 1918–1931: A Comparative Perspective; Louise Young, Japan’s Total Empire: Manchuria and the Culture of Wartime Imperialism
Reviewed by John H. Boyle, 552

Steve Tsang, Hong Kong: An Appointment with China
Reviewed by J. Y. Wong, 555

Gabe T. Wang, China’s Population: Problems, Thoughts and Policies
Reviewed by Rebecca L. Morrison, 557

Robert Weatherley, The Discourse of Human Rights in China: Historical and Ideological Perspectives
Reviewed by Sor-hoon Tan, 559

Haiping Yan, editor, Theater and Society: An Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Drama Reviewed by Colin Mackerras, 564

Fenggang Yang, Chinese Christians in America: Conversion, Assimilation, and Adhesive Identities
Reviewed by Frankin J. Woo, 568

Yiguo Zhang, Brushed Voices: Calligraphy in Contemporary China
Reviewed by Veronica de Jong, 571

Zheng Yongnian, Discovering Chinese Nationalism in China: Modernization, Identity and International Relations
Reviewed by Suzanne P. Ogden, 574

Thomas Zimmer, Baihua: Zum Problem der Verschriftung gesprochener Spache im Chinesischen: Dargestellt anhand morphologischer Merkmale in den bianwen aus Dunhuang
Reviewed by Christian Wittern, 578