American Review of China Studies

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

Current Issue

Vol 21, No. 2, Fall 2020

Articles

A Debt Trap in Djibouti? Examining the China-Djibouti Diplomatic Relationship and Origins of the PLA Support Base

Yawei Liu, Michael Cerny

China’s Emerging Diplomatic Theory and Its Link to Global Economic Initiative

Bin Xia

Community-Based Library Performance: A Survey of Ten County-Level Public Libraries of Hangzhou

Shuigen Hu, Xiaochi Wu, Jingnan Yang, Huiyu Wang

Modern Media Roles in Inheritance of Lisu Folk Songs: Ethnographic Observations and Analysis

Mei Luo

Book Reviews

Janette Ryan, Education in China: Philosophy, Politics and Culture
(Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 2019)

Guili Zhang

Mobo C. F. Gao, Gao Village Revisited: The Life of Rural People in Contemporary China
(Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, 2018)

Yunqiu Zhang

 

About the Authors

Article Authors

Michael Cerny is an incoming student at the University of Oxford’s Department of Politics and International Relations where he will pursue his Master of Philosophy in Politics: Comparative Government. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Chinese Studies from Emory University (2020), where he co-founded the Emory Journal of Asian Studies and interned with the Carter Center China Program. He can reached at michaelbcerny@outlook.com or by phone: (650) 627-6478.

Shuigen Hu is Professor of School of Public Affair of Zhejiang University. He has been mainly engaged in the research concerning public service, government performance evaluation, business entrepreneurship, and social governance. He has published over 70 journal articles and presided approximately 50 research projects such as “Research on the Index System Construction and Performance Evaluation of Public Cultural Services” and “Research on the Capacity Building and Performance Evaluation of Public Cultural and Technological Services.”

Yawei Liu is the director of the Carter Center’s China Program and an adjunct professor of political science at Emory University. He also serves as associate director of the China Research Center in Atlanta. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English literature from Xi’an Foreign Languages Institute (1982), master’s degree in recent American history from the University of Hawaii (1989), and doctorate in American political and diplomatic history from Emory University (1996). He can reached at yawei.liu@cartercenter.org or by phone: (404) 420-5100.

Mei Luo, Ph.D. in Chinese Minority Art, is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication at Yunnan University of Finance and Economics of China. Her major areas of research include cultural communication and changes of traditional culture. She is currently a visiting scholar in the Department of Communication AS&D at City University of New York-Brooklyn College. She can be reached at mayluo77@vip.126.com.

Huiyu Wang is a Ph.D. candidate at the School of Public Affair of Zhejiang University. He is currently participating in the project “Research on the Index System Construction and Performance Evaluation of Public Cultural Services ” and “Research on the Capacity Building and Performance Evaluation of Public Cultural and Technological Services “. He has co-authored journal articles such as “Research on Policy Development of Institution Reform in China” and “Research on People-centered Government Performance Management.”

Xiaochi Wu is a Ph.D. candidate at the School of Public Affair of Zhejiang University. Her main research interests are public cultural service and performance evaluation. She is currently participating in the project “Research on the Index System Construction and Performance Evaluation of Public Cultural Services.”

Bin Xia is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the State University of New York at Buffalo. His major areas of research are China’s foreign policy, China’s scheme of global governance and multilateralism, China-U.S. relations, and the functions of international organizations in promoting cooperation between states. Bin Xia can be reached at binxia@buffalo.edu.

Jingnan Yang is a Master student at the School of Public Affair of Zhejiang University. His research interests center on performance management and government reform. He has participated in some research projects such as “Research on the Development of Digital Economy in Zhejiang Province.” He published a paper called “The Practice and Experience of the Construction of Singapore’s Digital Government.”

 

Book Review Authors

Guili Zhang, Ph.D., is a Professor and Chair of Department of Special Education, Foundations, and Research of College of Education at East Carolina University.

Yunqiu Zhang, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of History at North Carolina A&T State University.