American Review of China Studies

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

Current Issue

Vol 20, No. 1, Spring 2019


Outward Foreign Direct Investment (OFDI) Sourced from China: Does Fiscal Distance Matter?

Kelan (Lilly) Lu

The Motivations and Impact Mechanism of Succession Patterns in Chinese Family Firms: From Socioemotional Wealth Perspective

Yanshuang Li, Kangle Jiao, Toby Li

Health Care for Chinese Rural Residents: Policies, Programs, and Progress

Yuhua Qiao

“From Sleeping Giant to Police State”: A Comparative Study of Pre-Socialist Police Systems in China and Russia”

Mitchel P. Roth, Di Jia

Book Reviews

Patrick Fuliang Shan, Yuan Shikai: A Reappraisal. (Vancouver, Canada: University of British Columbia Press, 2018)

Xiansheng Tian 

Yuqing Yang, Mystifying China’s Southwest Ethnic Borderlands: Harmonious Heterotopia (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books)

Jian Li


About the Authors

Article Authors

Di Jia, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology Department at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Her research interests include place-based criminology, policing strategy and neighborhood crime prevention, crisis management and homeland crime.

Kangke Jiao, a doctoral student in Department of Business Management, Business School of Nankai University, with a research focus on family business management and entrepreneurship, especially in the area of the entrepreneurial cognition. Up to now, Kangle Jiao presided a provincial research project, and published 7 journal articles and 4 teaching-case studies.

Toby Li, a Ph.D. candidate at the Rice University Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business. His research interests revolve around corporate strategies, entrepreneurship, and management studies.

Yanshuang Li, Ph.D., a Professor of Management and Deputy Dean of the School of Economics and Management of Hebei University of Technology, and also serves as master’s supervisor. She graduated from Tianjin University in 2003 and has been mainly engaged in family business management and strategic management, currently with a focus on the studies of entrepreneurship and corporate strategic transformation. As the project leader, she has presided over 10 provincial research projects, and 5 provincial and college-level teaching and research projects. She participated in compiling 5 books, and published more than 80 journal articles and more than 10 teaching-case studies.

Kelan (Lilly) Lu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of South Carolina.  She got her Master’s Degree at the Missouri State University and her PhD degree at the University of North Texas.  Her research interests focus on international/comparative political economy, particularly the role played by foreign direct investment in domestic politics and international relations.  She also conducts research on East Asian politics, including domestic and foreign policies of China. She is also interested in applications of dynamic panel data modeling.  She has published peer-reviewed articles in International Studies Perspectives; Politics, Groups and Identity; Asian Survey and Journal of Chinese Political Studies.  She also has published multiple book chapters and book reviews.

Yuhua Qiao is a Professor of the Political Science Department at Missouri State University. Her research areas cover public budgeting and financial management and Chinese public policies. She can be reached at or (417)836-6426.

Mitchel P. Roth, PhD is Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Sam Houston State University. He is the author of many books and articles, including Global Organized: A 21st Century Approach (2017) and The Illicit Economy in Turkey, co-authored with Mahmut Cengiz (2019). His books have been translated into Farsi, Turkish, Croatian and Chinese (forthcoming 2019).

Book Review Authors

Jian Li is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at University of Northern Iowa.

Xiansheng Tian is a Professor of History at Metropolitan State University of Denver.