American Review of China Studies

Official Journal of Association of Chinese Professors of Social Sciences in the U.S. (ACPSS)

Current Issue

Vol 23, No. 1, Spring 2022


Tecno Mobile in Uganda: The Historical and Social Implications of Chinese Private Investments in Africa

Juanjuan Peng

The Unfulfilled Ambition: Appraising the Party’s Rank and File Through Technology

Zhen Wang

 Jia You (加油) for the Lamps of Republican China: Seizures of Kerosene during the Northern Expedition, 1926-28

James J. Hudson

Research Note

Women-Selling and the Fugitive Law in Early Qing China: A Case Study of Two Female Banner Dependents and Their Han Chinese Father

Chenxi Luo

Book Reviews

Liang Luo, The Global White Snake (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2021)

Shuming Lu

Bin Liang and Jianhong Liu, Chinese Netizens’ Opinions on Death Sentences: An Empirical Examination, by. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2021. 344pp.

Ting Jiang

About the Authors

Article Authors

James Hudson completed his PhD at the University of Texas at Austin (2015). He is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. His research has focused on the modern history of Changsha and Hunan, World War II in East Asia, and more recently, the history of Western missionary and commercial interests working in South China during the Republican Period. Since 2002, he has lived, taught, studied Chinese, and conducted research in China as a Fulbright scholar (2012-2013). He is a former United States Marine.

Chenxi Luo is a Ph.D. candidate in the History Department at Washington University in St. Louis. Chenxi received her bachelor’s degree from Renmin University and master’s degree from Shanghai Jiaotong University. Currently, she is writing her dissertation on how the Manchu hegemony in the early Qing reconfigured the intimate space between men and women in North China and Manchuria. She was a recipient of “The Young Scholar” Award from The China Times Cultural Foundation in 2021.

 Juanjuan Peng is an associate professor of history at Georgia Southern University. Her primary research interest is Chinese economic and business history. She is the author of The Yudahua Business Group in China’s Early Industrialization, Lexington Books, 2020.

Zhen Wang is an associate professor of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Middle Tennessee State University.  Her current research examines the adaptability of the Chinese Communist Party with a particular focus on its institutions of personnel management, especially the performance evaluation system.  She has published in journals such as East Asia: An International Quarterly, Journal of Chinese Political Science, and The China Quarterly.

Book Review Authors

Ting Jiang is a professor of Sociology at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Irvine in 2009. Her long-time research interest resides in the interactions between domestic and globalization processes along the themes of inequality, cultural dissemination, social welfare, and public policies. Her current research focuses on the sociocultural and geopolitical significance of China’s Belt and Road Initiative in the 21st century.

Shuming Lu received his Ph.D. in communication from the University of Maryland, College Park and is now a professor of communication studies at the City University of New York-Brooklyn College. His research interests are ethnography of communication, intercultural communication, and international communication.