American Review of China Studies

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

Current Issue

Vol 17, No. 2, Fall 2016


Taiwan in the Modern World-System

Shaohua Hu

China’s Health Care Reforms: Universal Coverage and Issues of Fiscal Sustainability and Equity

Yuhua Qiao

Migrant Work and Women’s Family Status in China: Marriage Choice and Marriage-Migration Ordering

Ke Liang, Danielle Kane, Felicia Feng Tian

Crisis and Decadency of Chinese Agriculture as an Important Aspect of Chinese Civilization under Modernization and Globalization

Zhiyuan Chen

Book Reviews

Marte Kjaer Galtung and Stig Stenslie, 49 Myths about China

Judy Polumbaum

Mingjun Lu, The Chinese Impact upon English Renaissance Literature: A Globalization and Liberal Cosmopolitan Approach to Donne and Milton

Yuxin Ma


About the Authors

Article Authors

Zhiyuan Chen is a professor at the Department of Languages, Literature and Cultures of Appalachian State University. He received a Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics and Chinese Linguistics from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and two M.A. degrees from University of Minnesota and National Anthropology and History Institute of Mexico. His academic research focuses on General and Generative Linguistics, Hispanic Linguistics, Chinese Linguistics, Literature, Economy, Cultural Anthropology, Translation Theory, and Applied Linguistics. He published 16 books in all these fields. He is also a professional Spanish-English-Chinese translator, interpreter and editor for many years, and translated several books and numerous articles of different fields.

Shaohua Hu is an associate professor in the Department of Government and Politics and the coordinator of the International Affairs program at Wagner College. He is the author of Explaining Chinese Democratization (Praeger, 2000). His current project examines major powers’ policies toward cross-Taiwan Strait relations.

Danielle Kane is an assistant professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at DePauw University. Her current research examines the transition to adulthood and migration in China. Her prior work focused on gender and social networks and has appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, Social Science Research, and Current Sociology.

Ke Liang was an assistant professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Baruch College, the City University of New York when this study was conducted.  Her primary research and teaching expertise includes medical sociology, social epidemiology and social development. Her research work focused on population health and health inequality in social development.

Yuhua Qiao is a professor in the Political Science Department of Missouri State University. Her research areas cover public budgeting and financial management and Chinese public policies.

Felicia F. Tian is an assistant professor of Sociology at Fudan University, China. Her research focus on the how social and institutional contexts shape the formation of social ties and the effect of social ties on individual life course and well-being. Specifically, she has been studying how Chinese economic reform influences marriage patterns and network use in urban China. Her research has appeared in the Journal of Marriage and Family, Population Research and Policy Review, Chinese Sociological Review, and Social Networks.

Book Review Authors

Yuxin Ma is an associate professor of History at University of Louisville.

Judy Polumbaum is a professor emerita of Journalism & Mass Communication at University of Iowa.