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Reviews appear in chronological order of the book’s publication date. The reviewer is noted in brackets.

Annalee Jacoby and Theodore H. White. Thunder out of China. New York: William Sloane Associates, 1946. [Dahpon D. Ho]

Derk Bodde. Peking Diary: A Year of Revolution. New York: Henry Schuman, 1950. [Dahpon D. Ho]

Harold R. Isaacs. The Tragedy of the Chinese Revolution. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1951 [1938]. [Sigrid Schmalzer]

Benjamin Schwartz. Chinese Communism and the Rise of Mao. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1951. [Gerry Iguchi]

John K. Fairbank. Trade and Diplomacy on the China Coast: The Opening of the Treaty Ports, 1842-1854. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1953. [E. Elena Songster]

Joseph R. Levenson. Liang Ch’i-ch’ao and the Mind of Modern China. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1953. [Rachel Scollon]

Ssu-yu Teng and John K. Fairbank. China’s Response to the West, a Documentary Survey 1839-1923. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1954. [Christian Hess]

Hu Sheng. Imperialism and Chinese Politics. Foreign Languages Press, 1955. [Christian Hess]

Adele and Allyn Rickett. Prisoners of Liberation. New York: Cameron Associates, 1957. [Ellen Huang]

Mary Clabaugh Wright. The Last Stand of Chinese Conservatism: The T’ung-Chih Restoration, 1862-1874. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1957. [Xiaowei Zheng]

Albert Feuerwerker. China’s Early Industrialization: Sheng Hsuan-huai (1844-1916) and Mandarin Enterprise. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1958. [Zhou Guanghui]

Joseph R. Levenson. Confucian China and its Modern Fate: The Problem of Intellectual Continuity. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1958. [E. Elena Songster]

Arthur Waley. The Opium War through Chinese Eyes. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1958. [Sigrid Schmalzer]

Ho Ping-ti. Studies on the Population of China, 1368-1953. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1959. [Zhou Guanghui]

C.K. Yang. The Chinese Family in the Communist Revolution. Cambridge: M.I.T. Press, 1959. [Brent Haas]

C.K. Yang. A Chinese Village in Early Communist Transition. Cambridge: M.I.T. Press, 1959. [Jiangsui He]

Chow Tse-tung. The May Fourth Movement: Intellectual Revolution in Modern China. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1960. [Gerald Iguchi]

Allen S. Whiting. China Crosses the Yalu: The Decision to Enter the Korean War. New York: MacMillan, 1960. [Jeremy Brown]

Robert Jay Lifton. Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism: A Study of “Brainwashing” in China. W.W. Norton and Company, 1961. [Christian Hess]

Chalmers A. Johnson. Peasant Nationalism and Communist Power: The Emergence of Revolutionary China 1937-1945. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1962. [Rachel Scollon]

A. Doak Barnett. China on the Eve of Communist Takeover. New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1963. [Jeremy Brown]

Paul A. Cohen. China and Christianity: The Missionary Movement and the Growth of Chinese Antiforeignism, 1860-1870. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1963. [E. Elena Songster]

Masataka Banno. China and the West, 1858-1861: The Origins of the Tsungli Yamen. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1964. [Ji Hee Jung]

A. Doak Barnett. Communist China: The Early Years, 1949-55. New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1964. [Ellen Huang]

Chang Hsin-pao. Commissioner Lin and the Opium War. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1964. [Sigrid Schmalzer]

Benjamin Schwartz. In Search of Wealth and Power: Yen Fu and the West. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1964. [Ellen Huang]

William Hinton. Fanshen: A Documentary of Revolution in a Chinese Village. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1966. [Gerald Iguchi]

John Israel. Student Nationalism in China 1927-1937. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1966. [Zhou Guanghui]

Stuart Schram. Mao Tse-tung. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1966. [Miriam Gross]

James E. Sheridan. Chinese Warlord: The Career of Feng Yu-hsiang. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1966. [Christian Hess]

Frederic Wakeman, Jr. Strangers at the Gate: Social Disorder in South China, 1839-1861. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1966. [Christian Hess]

Lloyd Eastman. Throne and Mandarins: China’s Search For A Policy During The Sino-French Controversy, 1880-1885. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1967. [Zhou Guanghui]

Maurice Meisner. Li Ta-chao and the Origins of Chinese Marxism. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1967. [Xiaowei Zheng]

Lyman P. Van Slyke. Enemies and Friends: The United Front in Chinese Communist History. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1967. [Christian Hess]

Albert Feuerwerker, ed. History in Communist China. Cambridge: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, 1968. [Gerry Iguchi]

Ralph C. Croizier. Traditional Medicine in Modern China: Science, Nationalism and the Tensions of Cultural Change. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1968. [Christian Hess]

Tsi-an Hsia. The Gate of Darkness: Studies on the Leftist Literary Movement in China. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1968. [Sigrid Schmalzer]

Harold Schiffrin. Sun Yat-sen and the Origins of the Chinese Revolution. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1968. [Christian Hess]

Franz Schurmann. Ideology and Organization in Communist China. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1968. [Zhou Guanghui]

Benjamin I. Schwartz. Communism and China: Ideology in Flux. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1968. [E. Elena Songster]

Mary Clabaugh Wright, ed. China in Revolution: The First Phase 1900-1913. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1968. [Rachel Scollon]

Dwight Perkins. Agricultural Development in China, 1368-1968. Chicago: Aldine Publishing Company, 1969. [Zhou Guanghui]

Stuart R. Schram. The Political Thought of Mao Tse-tung. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1969. [Zhou Guanghui]

Jonathan Spence. To Change China: Western Advisors in China, 1620-1960. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1969. [Christian Hess]

James C. Thomson. While China Faced West: American Reformers in Nationalist China, 1928-1937. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1969. [Sigrid Schmalzer]

Ezra F. Vogel. Canton under Communism: Programs and Politics in a Provincial Capital, 1949-1968. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1969. [Rachel Scollon]

Charlotte Furth. Ting Wen-chiang: Science and China’s New Culture. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1970. [E. Elena Songster]

Jerome B. Grieder. Hu Shih and the Chinese Renaissance: Liberalism in the Chinese Revolution, 1917-1937. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1970. [Sigrid Schmalzer]

Philip A. Kuhn. Rebellion and Its Enemies in Late Imperial China: Militarization and Social Structure, 1796-1864. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1970. [Rachel Scollon]

Ramon H. Myers. The Chinese Peasant Economy: Agricultural Development in Hopei and Shantung, 1890-1949. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1970. [Zhou Guanghui]

Mary Rankin. Early Chinese Revolutionaries: Radical Intellectuals in Shanghai and Chekiang, 1902-1911. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1971. [Christian Hess]

John E. Schrecker. Imperialism and Chinese Nationalism: Germany in Shantung. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1971. [Gerry Iguchi]

Mark Selden. The Yenan Way in Revolutionary China. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1971. [E. Elena Songster]

Jean Chesneaux, ed. Popular Movements and Secret Societies in China, 1840-1950. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1972. [Zhou Guanghui]

Hung-mao Tien. Government and Politics in Kuomintang China, 1927-1937. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1972. [Brent Haas]

Leo Ou-fan Lee. The Romantic Generation of Modern Chinese Writers. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1973. [Jeremy Murray]

Paul A. Cohen. Between Tradition and Modernity: Wang T’o and Reform in Late Ching China. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1974. [Zhou Guanghui]

Lloyd E. Eastman. The Abortive Revolution: China under Nationalist Rule, 1927-1937. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1974. [Sigrid Schmalzer]

Roderick MacFarquhar. The Origins of the Cultural Revolution: Contradictions Among the People 1956-1957. New York: Columbia University Press, 1974. [E. Elena Songster]

Don C. Price. Russia and the Roots of the Chinese Revolution. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1974. [Christian Hess]

Stuart Schram, ed. Chairman Mao Talks to the People: Talks and Letters: 1956-1971. New York: Pantheon Books, 1974. [Rachel Scollon]

Frederic Wakeman, Jr. The Fall of Imperial China. New York: The Free Press, 1975. [Miriam Gross]

Charlotte Furth, ed. The Limits of Change: Essays on Conservative Alternatives in Republican China. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1976. [Zhou Guanghui]

Gavan McCormack. Chang Tso-lin in Northeast China, 1911-1928: China, Japan, and the Manchurian Idea. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1977. [Dahpon D. Ho]

G.W. Skinner, ed. The City in Late Imperial China. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1977. [Christian Hess]

Ba Jin. Cold Nights. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1978. [Jeremy Murray]

Thomas P. Bernstein. Up to the Mountains and Down to the Villages: The Transfer of Youth from Urban to Rural China. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1978. [Ellen Huang]

Suzanne Pepper. Civil War in China: The Political Struggle, 1945-1949. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1978. [Matthew Johnson]

Elizabeth J. Perry. Rebels and Revolutionaries in North China, 1845-1945. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1980. [Christian Hess]

Vivienne Shue. Peasant China in Transition: The Dynamics of Development Toward Socialism, 1949-1956. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1980. [Christian Hess]

Donald S. Sutton. Provincial Militarism and the Chinese Republic: The Yunnan Army, 1905-25. Michigan: University of Michigan Press, 1980. [Xiaowei Zheng]

Perry Link. Mandarin Ducks and Butterflies: Popular Fiction in Early Twentieth Century Chinese Cities. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1981. [Matthew Johnson]

Maurice Meisner. Marxism, Maoism, and Utopianism: Eight Essays. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1982. [Christian Hess]

Kay Ann Johnson. Women, the Family and Peasant Revolution in China. Chicago, Illinois: University of Chicago Press, 1983. [Miriam Gross]

Roderick MacFarquhar. The Origins of the Cultural Revolution, 2: The Great Leap Forward, 1958-1960. New York: Columbia University Press, 1983. [Sigrid Schmalzer]

Lloyd E. Eastman. Seeds of Destruction: Nationalist China in War and Revolution, 1937-1949. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1984. [Ellen Huang]

Luke S.K. Kwong. A Mosaic of the Hundred Days: Personalities, Politics, and Ideas of 1898. Council on East Asian Studies, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1984. [Miriam Gross]

Philip C.C. Huang. The Peasant Economy and Social Change in North China. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1985. [Jeremy Brown]

Emily Honig. Sisters and Strangers: Women in the Shanghai Cotton Mills, 1919-1949. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1986. [Christian Hess]

Leo Ou-fan Lee. Voices from the Iron House: A Study of Lu Xun. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1987. [Christian Hess]

Carl Riskin. China’s Political Economy: The Quest for Development Since 1949. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987. [E. Elena Songster]

Prasenjit Duara. Culture, Power, and the State: Rural North China, 1900-1942. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1988. [Jeremy Brown]

Marie-Claire Bergère. The Golden Age of the Chinese Bourgeoisie, 1911-1937. Trans. Janet Lloyd. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989. [Ellen Huang]

Roderick MacFarquhar, Timothy Cheek, and Eugene Wu, eds. The Secret Speeches of Chairman Mao: from the Hundred Flowers to the Great Leap Forward. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1989. [Zhou Guanghui]

William T. Rowe. Hankow: Conflict and Community in a Chinese City, 1796-1895. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1989. [Christian Hess]

David Strand. Rickshaw Beijing: City People and Politics in the 1920s. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989. [Sharon Chen]

Pamela Crossley. Orphan Warriors: Three Manchu Generations and the End of the Qing World. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1990. [Ellen Huang]

Philip A. Kuhn. Soulstealers: The Chinese Sorcery Scare of 1768. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1990. [Jun Zhang]

Parks M. Coble. Facing Japan: Chinese Politics and Japanese Imperialism, 1931-1937. Cambridge, MA: Council on East Asian Studies, Harvard University Press, 1991. [Miriam Gross]

Edward Friedman, Paul G. Pickowicz, and Mark Selden, with Kay Ann Johnson. Chinese Village, Socialist State. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1991. [Ji Hee Jung]

James M. Polachek. The Inner Opium War. Cambridge, MA: Council on East Asian Studies, Harvard University, 1992. [Brent Haas]

Elizabeth J. Perry. Shanghai on Strike: The Politics of Chinese Labor. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1993. [Sharon Chen]

Julia F. Andrews. Painters and Politics in the People’s Republic of China, 1949-1979. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994. [Sigrid Schmalzer]

Ci Jiwei. The Dialectic of the Chinese Revolution: From Utopianism to Hedonism. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1994. [Brent Haas]

Chen Xiaomei. Occidentalism: A Theory of Counter-Discourse in Post-Mao China. New York: Oxford, 1995. [Sigrid Schmalzer]

Frank Dikötter. Sex, Culture, and Modernity in China: Medical Science and the Construction of Sexual Identities in the Early Republican Period. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 1995. [Matthew Johnson]

R. Keith Schoppa. Blood Road: The Mystery of Shen Dingyi in Revolutionary China. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995. [Jeremy Brown]

Dali L. Yang. Calamity and Reform in China: State, Rural Society, and Institutional Change Since the Great Leap Famine. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1996.. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 1995. [Matthew Johnson]

Jonathan D. Spence. God’s Chinese Son: The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong Xiuquan. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1996. [Zhou Guanghui]

Paul A. Cohen. History in Three Keys: The Boxers as Event, Experience, and Myth. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997. [Matthew Johnson]

Gail Hershatter. Dangerous Pleasures: Prostitution and Modernity in Twentieth Century Shanghai. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997. [Sharon Chen]

Jonathan N. Lipman. Familiar Strangers: A History of Muslims in Northwest China. Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1997. [Brent Haas]

Susan Mann. Precious Records: Women in China’s Long Eighteenth Century. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1997. [Dahpon D. Ho]

James A. Millward. Beyond the Pass: Economy, Ethnicity, and Empire in Qing Central Asia, 1759-1864. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 1998. [Brent Haas]

Leo Ou-fan Lee. Shanghai Modern: The Flowering of a New Urban Culture in China, 1930-1945. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1999. [Matthew Johnson]

Melissa Macauley. Social Power and Legal Culture: Litigation Masters in Late Imperial China. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999. [Zhou Guanghui]

Neil J. Diamant. Revolutionizing the Family: Politics, Love, and Divorce in Urban and Rural China, 1949-1968. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000. [Ji Hee Jung]

Joseph W. Esherick, ed., Remaking the Chinese City: Modernity and National Identity, 1900-1950. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2000. [Sharon Chen]

Kenneth Pomeranz. The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy. Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2000. [Sharon Chen]

Bradly W. Reed. Talons and Teeth: County Clerks and Runners in the Qing Dynasty. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2000. [Jiangsui He]

Matthew H. Sommer. Sex, Law, and Society in Late Imperial China. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2000. [Sigrid Schmalzer]

Chen Jian. Mao’s China and the Cold War. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2001. [Patrick Deegan]

Mark C. Elliot. The Manchu Way: The Eight Banners and Ethnic Identity in Late Imperial China. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001. [Dahpon D. Ho]

Ginger Cheng-chi Hsü. A Bushel of Pearls: Painting for Sale in Eighteenth Century Yangchow. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001. [Patrick Deegan]

William T. Rowe. Saving the World: Chen Hongmou and Elite Consciousness in Eighteenth-Century China. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001. [Jeremy Brown]

Judith Shapiro. Mao’s War Against Nature: Politics and the Environment in Revolutionary China. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2001. [Miriam Gross]

Rebecca Karl. Staging the World: Chinese Nationalism at the Turn of the Twentieth Century. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2002. [Ellen Huang]

Xiao Hong. The Field of Life and Death & Tales of Hulan River. Howard Goldblatt, Trans. Boston, MA: Cheng & Tsui Company, 2002. [Miriam Gross]

Andrew D. Morris. Marrow of the Nation: A History of Sport and Physical Culture in Republican China. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004. [Miriam Gross]

Jung Chang and Jon Halliday. Mao: The Unknown Story. London: Jonathan Cape, 2005. [Brent Haas]

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