American Review of China Studies

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

Current Issue

Vol 19, No. 1, Spring 2018


China’s Religious Diplomacy – A Preliminary Discussion

Xiaoli Zhu, Yuchao Zhu

Political Economy of China’s “Belt and Road” Initiative

Yongjun Chen

Similar Paths, Different Journeys: New School Education and the Careers of Mao Zedong, Cai Hesen, and Xiao Zisheng

Liyan Liu

The Unprecedented Human Rights Violation: The Denver Riot, 1880

Jingyi Song

Book Reviews

Nancy E. Riley, Population in China

Jian Li

Laurel Bossen & Hill Gates. Bound Feet, Young Hands: Tracking the Demise of Footbinding in Village China

Jun Fang


About the Authors

Article Authors

Yongjun Chen, Ph. D. in economics, is a Professor at Business School of Renmin University of China and vice dean of Institute of China’s Economic Reform & Development. His mailing address: Business School of Renmin University of China, No.59, Zhongguancun Street, Haidian District, Beijing Postcode: 100872, E-mail:, Cell Phone: 13701183685.

Liyan Liu is a Professor of History at Georgetown College and author of Red Genesis: The Hunan First Normal School and the Creation of Chinese Communism, 1903-1921 (SUNY Press 2012). Correspondence to: Liyan Liu, Department of History, Georgetown College, 400 East College Street, Georgetown, KY 40514, USA. Email:

Jingyi Song is a Professor of History teaching at State University of New York at Old Westbury. She served as the Chair of the Appointment, Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee at school and was former Chair of the History and Philosophy Department. She has been a faculty leader responsible for the Exchange Program between OW and China. Her academic interests and research focus on the life and experiences of Chinese Americans leading to the publications of two books (one is forthcoming in 2018), book chapters and journal articles.

Xiaoli Zhu is a lecturer at the School of Politics and International Studies of Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China. Her research interests include religion and international politics, non-government organization and international security. She has published articles in Chinese academic journals such as International Forum and Religious Cultures in the World.

Yuchao Zhu is a Professor at the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Regina, Canada. His research is focused on China’s ethnic issues and Chinese foreign policy. He has published various articles in journals such as Journal of Contemporary China, Asian Survey, and Journal of Chinese Political Studies.

Book Review Authors

Jun Fang is Professor of History at Huron University College, Western University, Canada (

Jian Li is an Associate Professor of Anthropology in Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology of University of Northern Iowa (