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Reviews - Pre-1949 China

Wang, In the Wake of the Mongols - The Making of a New Social Order in North China, 1200-1600, 2018

December 1, 2018

Jinping Wang's book was reviewed by Timothy May for the History of Asia discussion list and is reprinted here via Creative Commons license.

Xu, Asia and the Great War, 2017

January 24, 2017

Xu Guoqi's book was reviewed for the history of war discussion list by Joseph Fonesca. It is reprinted via Creative Commons.

Cho and Crowe, eds, Germany and China: Transnational Spinners Since the Eighteenth-Century, 2014

March 1, 2016

This review by Irmy Schweiger was published on the History of Asia discussion list in March 2016.

Reeves, The Lone Flag -- Memoir of the British Consul in Macao during World War II, 2014

February 9, 2016

Augustine Meaher reviewed this book for the History of War discussion list in February 2016.

Ma, Sounding the Modern Woman: The Songstress in Chinese Cinema (May 13, 2015)

November 13, 2015

This review of Jean Ma's book was written by Andrew Stuckey and published by the H-Asia discussion list. It's republished here by Creative Commons license.

McGuire, Living Karma - the Religious Practices of Ouyi Zhixu (January 1, 2014)

July 6, 2015

Beverley Foulks McGuire's book was reviewed by Daniela Campo for H-Net Reviews and is published here under Creative Commons license.

Gruzinski, The Eagle and the Dragon - Globalization and European Dreams of Conquest in China and America in the Sixteenth Century (December, 2014)

June 11, 2015

Serge Gruzinski's book was reviewed by Ryan Holroyd for H-War and is published here under Creative Commons license.

Jiang, Mandate of Heaven and the Great Ming Code (November 2, 2013)

June 2, 2015

Younglin Jiang's book was reviewed by Weiting Guo for H-Law and is published here under Creative Commons license.

Ebrey, Emperor Huizong (January 6, 2014)

May 17, 2015

Patricia Buckley Ebrey's book was reviewed by Sukhee Lee for H-Asia and is published here under Creative Commons license.

King, Between Birth and Death - Female Infanticide in Nineteenth-Century China (January 8, 2014)

April 12, 2015

Michelle T. King's book was reviewed by Alice Clark for H-Asia and is published here under Creative Commons license.



April 9, 2020 - 4:00pm

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for an online talk with Julia Strauss on her new book, which focuses on the period 1949 to 1954 and compares how the Communist Party in China and the Nationalist Party in Taiwan sought to consolidate their authority and foster economic development.

April 16, 2020 - 4:00pm

The USC U.S.-China institute presents a webcast with award-winning journalist Dexter Robert. His new book explores the reality behind today’s financially-ascendant China and pulls the curtain back on how the Chinese manufacturing machine is actually powered.