American Review of China Studies

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

Current Issue

Vol 18, No. 2, Fall 2017


Ripple Effects of China’s New Normal and Political Solution

Jinghao Zhou

Political Opportunity, New Media, and Environmental Movement— Case Studies of Xiamen and Maoming’s Anti-PX Protests

Xiaomeng Li

Hero, Heroism, and Hero-worship: An Inquiry of the Chinese Collective Memory of Yang Jingyu

Patrick Fuliang Shan

American Fulbrighters in China

Guangqiu Xu

Book Reviews

Lily Chumley.  Creativity Class: Art School and Culture Work in Postsocialist China

Morris Rossabi

Jianglin Li, Tibet in Agony: Lhasa 1959 (Translated by Susan Wilf)

Srini Sitaraman


About the Authors

Article Authors

Xiaomeng Li is a PhD candidate in Media Arts and Studies at the Scripps College of Communication, Ohio University. Li earned her Master of Arts degree in New Arts Journalism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication and Fine Arts from Wilson College. Li’s research interests include Chinese social media and popular culture. Li has presented her research at International Communication Association (ICA), National Communication Association (NCA), and chaired panels at American Popular Culture Association (PCA)’s annual conferences. Li’s research presented at the Asian Conference on Cultural Studies in Kobe, Japan received the organization’s IAFOR scholarship. Li is currently teaching media analysis and criticism to undergraduate students at Ohio University while working on her PhD dissertation centering on women and nationalism in China. Email:

Patrick Fuliang Shan is a Professor of History in the Department of History at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, where he teaches Chinese history, East Asian history, and world history. His monograph entitled Taming China’s Wilderness: Immigration, Settlement and the Shaping of the Heilongjiang Frontier, 1900-1931 (Ashgate, 2014) probes the history of China’s northeastern frontier. He published research articles in Journal of Social History, Frontiers of History in China, Peace and Conflict Studies, Asian Ethnicity, American Journal of Chinese Studies, American Review of China Studies, and Chinese Historical Review. He contributed many chapters to books, wrote encyclopedic articles, and published many critical review essays. He served as the president of the Chinese Historians in the United States (CHUS, 2009-2011) and was the coordinator of the East Asian Studies Program at Grand Valley State University (2013-2016). Email:

Guangqiu Xu is Professor in the Department of History at Friends University, Wichita, Kansas. He was in Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, 2012-2013. Email:

Jinghao Zhou is an Associate Professor of Asian Studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in New York. Zhou is the author of four books: Chinese vs. Western Perspectives: Understanding Contemporary China (2014/2016), China’s Peaceful Rise in a Global Context: A Domestic Aspect of China’s Road Map to Democratization (2010/2012), Remaking China’s Public Philosophy and Chinese Women’s Liberation: The Volatile Mixing of Confucianism, Marxism, and Feminism (2006), and Remaking China’s Public Philosophy for the Twenty-first Century (2003). His thirty plus articles in English appear in various journals and newspapers such as The Journal of Comparative Asian Development, American Journal of Chinese Studies, Journal of China: An International Journal, International Journal of China Studies, American Review of China Studies, Asian Perspective, Journal of International Women’s Studies, The National Interests, International Journal of China Studies, China Review International, Asia Times, Contemporary Chinese Political Economy and Strategic Relations: An International Journal, and ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts. He has also published more than forty articles in Chinese journals and newspapers. Email:


Book Review Authors

Morris Rossabi is Professor of History. He teaches courses on Inner Asian, East Asian, and Chinese history at Columbia University, New York, NY 10027. (

Srini Sitaraman is Associate Professor with Program in Asian Studies and Department of Political Science, Clark University, Worcester, MA 01610. (