Book Reviews

Rana Mitter, China’s Good War: How World War II is Shaping a New Nationalism (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2020), The Times Literary Supplement (February 26, 2021).

Lauri Paltemaa, Managing Famine, Flood and Earthquake in China: Tianjin, 1958-85 (London: Routledge, 2016), China Quarterly 226 (June 2016): 586-587.

Yiching Wu, The Cultural Revolution at the Margins: Chinese Socialism in Crisis (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014), Journal of Chinese Studies, no. 60 (January 2015): 361-365.

Michael Dillon, Deng Xiaoping: The Man who Made Modern China (London: I.B. Tauris, 2014) and Alexander V. Pantsov with Steven I. Levine, Deng Xiaoping: A Revolutionary Life  (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015), The Times Literary Supplement 5885 (January 15, 2016): 8.

Louisa Lim, The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014), The Times Literary Supplement 5876 (November 13, 2015): 31.

Yan Lianke, The Four Books: A Novel, trans. Carlos Rojas (New York: Grove Press, 2015 [2010]), Public Books, August 1, 2015.

Michel Bonnin, The Lost Generation: The Rustication of China’s Educated Youth (1968-1980) (Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 2013), Journal of Asian Studies 74, no. 1 (February 2015): 185-186.

Rana Mitter, China’s War with Japan, 1937-1945: The Struggle for Survival (Allen Lane, 2013) and Frank Dikötter, The Tragedy of Liberation: A History of the Chinese Revolution, 1945-57 (Bloomsbury, 2013), The Times Literary Supplement (February 28, 2014): 24.

Odd Arne Westad, Restless China: China and the World since 1750 (New York: Basic Books, 2012), The Times Literary Supplement 5747 (May 24, 2013): 27.

Yang Su, Collective Killings in Rural China during the Cultural Revolution (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011), H-Human-Rights (March 2012).

Shen Zhihua, Zhonghua renmin gongheguo shi, di san juan, Sikao yu xuanze — Cong zhishifenzi huiyi dao fanyoupai yundong (1956-1957) (The History of the People’s Republic of China, Volume 3, Reflections and Choices — From the Conference on Intellectuals to the Anti-Rightist Movement (1956-1957)), China Quarterly 204 (December 2010): 1024-1025.

Joel Andreas, Rise of the Red Engineers: The Cultural Revolution and the Origins of China’s New Class (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2009), The China Journal 63 (January 2010): 189-190.

Jay Taylor, The Generalissimo: Chiang Kai-shek and the Struggle for Modern China (Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009), The Times Literary Supplement 5574 (January 29, 2010): 10-11.

Yinghong Cheng, Creating the “New Man”: From Enlightenment Ideals to Socialist Realities (Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2009), China Quarterly 199 (September 2009): 819-820.

Paul Clark, The Chinese Cultural Revolution: A History (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008), Journal of Asian Studies 68.2 (May 2009): 591-592.

Edward L. Davis, ed., Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture (New York: Routledge, 2005), China Quarterly 181 (June 2005): 458-459.

James Zheng Gao, The Communist Takeover of Hangzhou: The Transformation of City and Cadre, 1949-1954 (Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2004), China Information 19.1 (March 2005): 133-135.