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Borrowed Place

Mission Stations and Local Adaption in Early Twentieth-Century Hunan


Riika-Leena Juntunen

In Borrowed Place: Mission Stations and Local Adaption in Early Twentieth-Century Hunan Riika-Leena Juntunen creates a microhistorical narrative around the establishment, reception, and development of Lizhou protestant stations during the turbulent years of popular nationalism and early communist activity. The book examines the changing place identity around the stations from political, religious, ritual, cultural, and gendered perspectives, revealing a Chinese semi-religious community with varying motivations and in constant dialogue with its surroundings. The group developed its own normative code and hierarchy, and it offered both economic and religious benefits according to local models. Yet the developing political situation also meant it had to solve the question of anti-foreignism to be able to continue its existence.

Philip C. C. Huang

remained; as did governance for the welfare of the people, a legacy of both Confucianism and of Marxism and Chinese Communism; so did rule by the Communist party-state and its continued ownership or control of the principal means of production. Thus came the incorporation of market mechanisms into a

Haixia Wang, Zhouyang Zhao and Luyi Yuan

secretaries, pointing out that four standards should be required: political reliability, good conduct, integrity, and ability. Wu Xiaolin (2015) discusses the desired capabilities and qualities of the first secretary, including a firm belief in Communism, a clear sense of responsibility, a down

New Perspectives on Yenching University, 1916-1952

A Liberal Education for a New China

Edited by Arthur Lewis Rosenbaum

Essays in New Perspectives on Yenching University, 1916·1952 reevaluate the experience of China's preeminent Christian university in an era of nationalism and revolution. Although the university was denounced by the Chinese Communists and critics as an elitist and imperialist enterprise irrelevant to China's real needs, the essays demonstrate that Yenching's emphasis on biculturalism, cultural exchange, and a broad liberal education combined with professional expertise ultimately are compatible with nation-building and a modern Chinese identity. They show that the university fostered transnational exchanges of knowledge, changed the lives of students and faculty, and responded to the pressures of nationalism, war, and revolution. Topics include efforts to make Christianity relevant to China's needs; promotion of professional expertise, gender relationships and coeducation; the liberal arts; Sino-American cultural interactions; and Yenching's ambiguous response to Chinese nationalism, Japanese invasion, and revolution.


Paul Bevan

of Communism Through Communist Jokes (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2008), p. 85. 31 See for example Xinhua ribao (1 March 1938) and (3 March 1938): both on the front cover. 32 See “Local Ban on ‘Vanity Fair’,” in the North-China Herald (14 August 1935): p. 264 and Louis Lozowick, William

Li Tana

.nl/jco Book Reviews / Journal of Chinese Overseas 7 (2011) 131-137 135 1969 renouncing communism, of which he never admitted to be a party member, in order to end his six year detention without trial: You are detained for years, until such a time that you are willing to humiliate your own integrity. Until you

Chunhui Peng

history that Chang intends to build is forged by tracing the implications of home in different geographical and historical contexts. As an intersection of discourses such as Confucianism, nationalism, communism, and Maoism, the site of socialization and the place where patriarchy and communism exert

Monica DeHart

and public diplomacy efforts by the Republic of China’s embassy converged with Cold War fears of communism to create a natural affinity between many Chinese Mexicans and the Republic of China through the early 1960s. Nonetheless, the pitched rhetorical battles and diplomatic maneuvering around the

Amy Freedman

excellent job detailing how the emergency period and the fear of Communism colored and shaped views of the Chinese. While he explains that this distrust lingers, and it is manifest in tension, not violence, he doesn’t do a sufficiently rigorous job in describing the current policies and issues that impact

Yangwen Zheng

rhetorical and bombastic. Although the move to introduce Confucian ethics into the debate is welcome, the philosophy itself and its practice were always manipulated by the various regimes to claim the moral high ground and for self-aggrandizement. Like communism, it is an ideal that few could live up to, as