American Review of China Studies

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

Current Issue

Vol 22, No. 2, Fall 2021


The “She Power” That Was Not: A Contextual-Interfaces Analysis of Chinese Women Micro-Entrepreneurs’ Experiences of Gender-Based Violence

Dongling Zhang

The Assassination of Liu Na’ou: Hanjian and the Taiwanese Identity in Shanghai in 1940

Li-Lin Tseng

Twenty-Six Reasons to Hate Zhang Yizhi and Zhang Changzong: Confucian Historiographical Construction of Wu Zhao’s “Male Favorites”

Harry Rothschild, Kelsey Granger

Approximate Determinants of Life Satisfaction of the Chinese Elderly

Jianjun Ji, Zoe Adelle Herdina

Book Reviews

Joshua Howard. Composing for the Revolution: Nie Er and China’s Sonic Nationalism (Honolulu, Hawaii: University of Hawaii Press. 2021)

Patrick Fuliang Shan

Peter J. Rimmer, China’s Global Vision and Actions: Reactions to Belt, Road and Beyond (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2020)

Michael Losavio

About the Authors

Article Authors

Kelsey Granger is a PhD candidate at Trinity Hall College, Cambridge. Her specialty is in medieval Chinese history, Silk Road studies and animal studies. She has researched medieval female avenger tales, intercultural marriage, and the rule of Wu Zetian. Currently she is preparing her thesis on lapdog-keeping in Tang-Song China.

Zoe Herdina is a senior student with a major in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire.

Jianjun Ji is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He obtained his Ph. D. at Mississippi State University. Sponsored by the United Nations, he has studied demography at the International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), in Bombay, India. Before he came to the USA, he was an associate professor and the director of Population Research Center of Zhengzhou University in China. His scholarly interests include quantitative data analysis, demography, elderly studies, and marital quality. He has published/edited three books and more than fifty papers.

Harry Rothschild was a Professor of Chinese History at the University of North Florida. For two decades, his work has examined various aspects of female emperor Wu Zhao’s political authority.

Li-Lin Tseng is Professor of Art History at Pittsburg State University. She received her doctorate in art history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her publications focus on Contemporary Asian-American art and identity, early Shanghai cinema and Chinese cinema in America. She is completing a book manuscript, entitled Shanghai Crossing: Early Chinese Filmmakers, Film Stars, and Film Critics, and Their Many Encounters with the West, 1896-1937.”

Dongling Zhang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Languages, Cultures & Societies at Webster University. His research focuses on university entrepreneurship education, microenterprise development programs in urban China and women’s massive entry into entrepreneurship in post-1978 China. He is currently working on a new research project on China’s partnership with United Nations Development Program to promote women’s entrepreneurship.

Book Review Authors

Michael Losavio is an Associate Professor in the Department of Justice Administration at the University of Louisville.

Patrick Shan is a Professor of Chinese History at Grand Valley State University.