Books Received

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Chris Alden, Daniel Large, and Ricardo Soares de Oliveira, editors. China Returns to Africa: A Rising Power and Continent Embrace. Columbia, 2008.

Dibyesh Anand. Geopolitical Exotica: Tibet in Western Imagination. Minnesota, 2007.

Anthony J. Barbieri. Artisans in Early Imperial China. Washington, 2007.

Alexandra B. Bonds. Beijing Opera Costumes: The Visual Communication of Character and Culture. UH Press, 2008.

Timothy Brook, Jerome Bourgon, and Gregory Blue. Death by a Thousand Cuts. Harvard, 2008.

Jeremy Brown and Paul G. Pickowicz, editors. Dilemmas of Victory: The Early Years of the People's Republic of China. Harvard, 2007.

Steve Chan. China, the U.S., and the Power-Transition Theory. Routledge, 2008.

Marthe Chandler and Ronnie Littlejohn, editors. Polishing the Chinese Mirror: Essays in Honor of Henry Rosemont, Jr.. ACPA, 2008.

Calvin Chen. Some Assembly Required: Work Community, and Politics in China's Rural Enterprises. Harvard, 2008.

Kai-Wing Chow, Tzi-ki Hon, Hungyok Ip, and Don C. Price, editors. Beyond the May Fourth Paradigm: In Search of Chinese Modernity. Rowman & Littlefield, 2008.

Howard Y. F. Choy. Remapping the Past: Fictions of History in Deng's China, 1979-1997. Brill, 2008.

Sherman Cochran, David Strand, editors; Wen-hsin Yeh, general editor. Cities in Motion: Interior, Coast, and Diaspora in Transnational China. Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, 2007.

Gabriel B. Collins, Andrew S. Erickson, Lyle J. Goldstein, and William S. Murray, editors. China's Energy Strategy. USNI, 2008.

Nara Dillon and Jean C. Oi, editors. At the Crossroads of Empire: Middlemen, Social Networks, and State-Building in Republican Shanghai. Stanford, 2007.

Grace S. Fong. Herself an Author: Gender, Agency, and Writing in Late Imperial China. UH Press, 2008.

Jamie Greenbaum. Chen Jiru (1558-1639): The Background to, Development and Subsequent Uses of Literary Personae. Brill, 2007.

Susan Greenhalgh. Just One Child: Science and Policy in Deng's China. California, 2008.

Robert E. Harrist, Jr.. The Landscape of Words: Stone Inscriptions from Early and Medieval China. Washington, 2008.

Eric Hayot, Haun Saussy, and Steven G. Yao, editors. Sinographies: Writing China. Minnesota, 2008. …