Twentieth-Century China Book Reviews

Twentieth-Century China, the official journal of the Historical Society for Twentieth-Century China, was founded in 1983 (originally as Republican China) and publishes scholarly articles in history and the social sciences, covering topics ranging from the late Qing through the turn of the 21st century. The current Chief Editor is James Carter, of Saint Joseph’s University.

TCC began publishing books reviews in collaboration with The China Beat in January 2011. Although The China Beat has ceased publication, new TCC book reviews are available at the Maney Publishing website. Follow the link to a list of Twentieth-Century China issues and select the most recent issue to see TCC‘s latest reviews.

Twentieth-Century China book reviews

Tong Lam, A Passion for Facts: Social Surveys and the Construction of the Chinese Nation State, 1900-1949. (Reviewed by Maggie Clinton on June 21, 2012)

Rebecca Nedostup, Superstitious Regimes: Religion and the Politics of Chinese Modernity (Reviewed by Stefania Travagnin on June 12, 2012)

Wang Chaoguang, ed. 蒋介石的人际网络 (Chiang Kai-shek’s Interpersonal Relationships: Perspectives Across the Strait) (Reviewed by Sherman Lai on May 8, 2012)

Daniel F. Vukovich, China and Orientalism: Western Knowledge Production and the P.R.C. (Reviewed by Fabio Lanza on April 10, 2012)

Roderick and Sharon Stewart, Phoenix: The Life of Norman Bethune (Reviewed by David Webster on March 27, 2012)

Xu Guoqi, Strangers on the Western Front: Chinese Workers in the Great War (Reviewed by Edward Rhoads on March 13, 2012)

Helen M. Schneider, Keeping the Nation’s House: Domestic Management and the Making of Modern China (Reviewed by Elizabeth LaCouture on February 28, 2012).

Gail Hershatter, The Gender of Memory: Rural Women and China’s Collective Past (Reviewed by Nicole Elizabeth Barnes on February 14, 2012)

Zhongping Chen, Modern China’s Network Revolution: Chambers of Commerce and Sociopolitical Change in the Early Twentieth Century (Reviewed by Brett Sheehan on January 31, 2012).

Andrew F. Jones, Developmental Fairy Tales: Evolutionary Thinking and Modern Chinese Culture (Reviewed by Nicole Kwoh on January 10, 2012).

Andrew G. Walder, Fractured Rebellion: The Beijing Red Guard Movement (Reviewed by Amy O’Keefe on December 1, 2011)

Fabio Lanza, Behind the Gate: Inventing Students in Beijing (Reviewed by Ling Shiao on November 15, 2011)

Emily M. Hill, Smokeless Sugar: The Death of a Provincial Bureaucrat and the Construction of China’s National Economy (Reviewed by Elisabeth Köll on November 2, 2011)

Philip C.C. Huang, Chinese Civil Justice, Past and Present (Reviewed by Xiaoping Cong on October 17, 2011)

Sebastian Heilmann and Elizabeth Perry, eds., Mao’s Invisible Hand: The Political Foundations of Adaptive Governance in China (Reviewed by Chen Xi on September 27, 2011)

Joseph Esherick, Ancestral Leaves: A Family Journey Through Chinese History (Reviewed by R. Keith Schoppa on September 2, 2011)

Seung-joon Lee, Gourmets in the Land of Famine: The Culture and Politics of Rice in Modern Canton (Reviewed by Emily Hill on August 10, 2011)

Richard King, ed., Art in Turmoil: The Chinese Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976 (Reviewed by Stefan R. Landsberger on May 25, 2011)

Edmund S.K. Fung, The Intellectual Foundations of Chinese Modernity (Reviewed by Leigh K. Jenco on May 3, 2011)

Timothy Cheek, ed., A Critical Introduction to Mao (Reviewed by Brian J. DeMare on April 28, 2011)

Neil J. Diamant, Embattled Glory: Veterans, Military Families, and the Politics of Patriotism in China, 1949-2007 (Reviewed by Harold Tanner on February 15, 2011)

Rebecca Karl, Mao Zedong and China in the Twentieth-Century World (Reviewed by Jeremy Tai on January 19, 2011)

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