Category Archives: China Review International

China Review International, vol. 22, no. 1 (2015)

This issue of China Review International: A Journal of Reviews of Scholarly Literature in Chinese Studies includes two features and more than 15 reviews:


China’s Palace Women through the Dynasties (Reviewing Keith McMahon, Women Shall Not Rule: Imperial Wives and Concubines in China from Han to Liao; Keith McMahon, Celestial Women: Imperial Wives and Concubines in China from Song to Qing) Reviewed by Paul S. Ropp

Chinese Metaphysics: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking (Reviewing Chenyang Li and Franklin Perkins, editors, Chinese Metaphysics and Its Problems) Reviewed by Joseph E. Harroff


Shehong Chen, Daughter of Good Fortune: A Twentieth-Century Chinese Peasant Memoir, reviewed by Guo Chao

Enze Han, Contestation and Adaption: The Politics of National Identity in China, reviewed by Elizabeth Van Wie Davis

Agnieszka Joniak-Lüthi, The Han: China’s Diverse Majority, reviewed by Yu Luo Continue reading

Say hello to UH Press at AAS Booth 600

If you’re attending the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference in Toronto March 16-19, 2017, be sure to visit the University of Hawai’i Press at booth 600!

UH Press will have Asian studies books from our latest catalogs on display, as well as copies of the following journals:

We’re also proud to debut three online-only journals at AAS 2017:

Stop by and say hello as you browse through our display copies and catalogs. You may also pick up an order form at our booth or place your orders online at

We look forward to seeing you in cold, snowy Toronto!

China Review International, vol. 21, no. 3&4 (2014)

This double-issue of China Review International: A Journal of Reviews of Scholarly Literature in Chinese Studies includes two features and more than 10 reviews:


Sashimi and History: On a New Translation of Du Fu (reviewing Stephen Owen, editor and translator; Paul Kroll and Ding Xiang Warner, editors, The Poetry of Du Fu) by Nicholas Morrow Williams

Superior Chinese Proficiency and Global Debate (reviewing Dana Scott Bourgerie, Rachel Yu Liu, and Lin Qi; Tony Brown and Jennifer Bown, consulting editors, Mastering Chinese through Global Debate) by Song Jiang

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China Review International, vol. 21, no 2 (2014)

China Review International, vol. 21, no. 2, a journal of reviews of scholarly literature in Chinese studies, includes the following works:


China’s Fourth World Borderlands (Reviewing Sulmaan Wasif Khan, Muslim, Trader, Nomad, Spy: China’s Cold War and the People of the Tibetan Borderlands; Bertil Lintner, Great Game East: India, China, and the Struggle for Asia’s Most Volatile Frontier)
Reviewed by Edward Friedmanl


Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi, A Brief Reply to Suping Lu’s Textual Critique

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China Review International, vol. 21, no 1 (2014)

China Review International, vol. 21, no. 1, includes the following works:


A Reconsideration of the Homoerotic in Ming-Qing Texts (reviewing Giovanni Vitiello, The Libertine’s Friend: Homosexuality and Masculinity in Late Imperial China)
Reviewed by Robert Hegel

Ideology and Politics at Top and Bottom: Commemorating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Cultural Revolution (reviewing Andrew Walder, China under Mao: A Revolution Derailed; Yiching Wu, The Cultural Revolution at the Margins: Chinese Socialism in Crisis)
Reviewed by Liu Kang

Rediscovering an Extraordinary Woman: A Reinterpretation of the Late Qing Reforms (reviewing Nanxiu Qian, Politics, Poetics, and Gender in Late Qing China: Xue Shaohui and the Era of Reform)
Reviewed by Yanning Wang

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China Review International, vol. 20, nos. 3 & 4 (2013)

This double issue of China Review International, vol. 20, nos. 3 & 4, includes the following works:


Political Development in China: State, Law, and Democracy
(Reviewing Mireille Delmas-Marty, Pierre-Etienne Will, editors, Naomi Norberg, translator, China, Democracy, and Law: A Historical and Contemporary Approach; Peter Zarrow, editor, After Empire: The Conceptual Transformation of the Chinese State, 1885–1924)
Reviewed by Douglas Howland

Writing a Chronicle History of One-Child Policy: Three Books by Susan Greenhalgh
(Reviewing Susan Greenhalgh and Edwin Winckler, Governing China’s Population: From Leninist to Neoliberal Biopolitics; Susan Greenhalgh, Just One Child: Science and Policy in Deng’s China; Susan Greenhalgh, Cultivating Global Citizens: Population in the Rise of China)
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UH Press Journal Editor Ames Receives Huilin Culture Award

University of Hawaii News
Roger Ames at the 2016 Huilin Prize Award Ceremony on the campus of Beijing Normal University in China.

University of Hawai’i Press is pleased to announce that Press journal editor Roger Ames has been recognized for his expertise in Chinese philosophy as a recipient of the Huilin Culture Award. Ames, the editor of Philosophy East and West, recently ended his tenure as editor of China Review International over a decade after founding the publication, and accepted the award in Beijing on February 27.

UH News announced the award:

The award committee cited Professor Ames’ extensive work in comparative philosophy, research on Chinese philosophy and his publications on Confucianism, including The Chinese Classic of Family Reverence, Sun Tzu: The Art of War, and a philosophical translation of the Daodejing. Many of his titles have become classics in the study of Chinese philosophy.