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. 1, Spring 2020


An Experimental Investigation of Chinese and American Perceptions: Evaluation, Potency and Accuracy of Cross-Cultural Stereotypes

Sydney Xinni Chan, Yueh-Ting Lee

K-12 Online Supplementary Tutoring in China: Private Tutoring for Educational Equity?

Yang Lai

River Chief System: An Innovative Model of Governance for Water Environment in China

Lieen Weng, Yeheng Gu, Ying Yu, Jieli Li

Growth with Justice: Exploring Post-COVID-19 New Domestic Market Demand in Improving Quality of Life in China

Weizhen Dong

Book Reviews

Xiaobing Li, Building Ho’s Army: Chinese Military Assistance to North Vietnam
(Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2019)

Dongyu Yang

Bill Sewell, Constructing Empire: The Japanese in Changchun, 1905-1945
(Vancouver, BC: UBC Press, 2019)

Yuxin Ma


About the Authors

Article Authors

Sydney Chan earned her Ph.D. degree in Experimental Psychology from University of Toledo. She also received a Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Wayne State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of Kansas. She has been co-author of many papers in peer-reviewed journals and one book chapter publication.

Weizhen Dong, Ph.D., is affiliated with the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies of the University of Waterloo, where she teaches courses include comparative healthcare systems, policy analysis, and research methods. Her main research interests are social policy and population health. Dr. Dong is particularly keen to study the topics concerning the well-being of vulnerable groups, such as rural residents, migrants, informal workers, and the elderly. Her recent publications include an edited book entitled Social Policy in China: from State-led to Market-led Economy.

Yeheng Gu, a Master student at the School of Public Affair of Zhejiang University. Her research interest focuses on performance management and public cultural services. She has participated in many research projects including “The Research on The Organizational Leadership Promotion Mechanism Centered on “The ‘River Chief System” and “The Research on Equalization of Public Cultural Services”.

Yang Lai, a Ph.D. candidate at the Patton College of Education, Ohio University. Her research interests include informal learning in cyberspace, education and social justice, gender and technology, and digital youth culture.

Yueh-Ting Lee (aka “Li Yue-Ting”), Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at Southern Illinois University (SIU), Carbondale. Dr. Lee received his BA in English Language and American Literature from Central South University (CSU) in China and completed postgraduate education in Psychology from Beijing Normal University (BNU) before he immigrated to the United States. He received his Ph.D. in social psychology from State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook (aka Stony Brook University) and also completed his postdoctoral training and research at University of Pennsylvania in the early 1990s. Professor Lee has authored and co-authored approximately 110 refereed journal articles and peer-reviewed book chapters and produced 11 scholarly books. With Dr. S. Kanazawa, Dr. Lee has served as a special issue editor for two American Psychological Association (APA) journals: Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (on Nature and Evolution of Totemism, Religion and Spirituality) and Evolutionary Behavioral Science (on the Future of Evolutionary Psychology). Dr. Lee’s research has been funded by various private and public (federal and state) agencies.

Jieli Li, Ph.D., teaches in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology of Ohio University. His research revolves around social change and sustainable development, comparative institutions and organizations, and Asia/China Studies.

Lieen Weng, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Department of Public Affairs of China Jiliang University. She graduated from Zhejiang University in 2014 and has been mainly engaged in the research of public service quality, governance innovation, and governance evaluation. Her research projects include “Research on the mechanism and realization path of public service quality improvement”, “Research on the motivation and mechanism of local government innovation”, and “Standardization and government governance innovation.” She has published more than twenty journal articles.

Ying Yu, a Master student at the School of Public Affair of Zhejiang University. Her research interests center on performance management and government reform. Her published papers include “The Mass Line: Reform and Innovation of Mass Work under the Background of ‘Internet + ’ ” and “The Role Orientation and Action Strategy of the Government in the Online Anti-corruption Process.”

Book Review Authors

Yuxin Ma, Ph.D., Associate Professor of East Asian history at University of Louisville. Her specialties are late imperial and Republican China and Chinese women’s history. Currently Ma studies the lives, screen performances, and media reports of Man’ei actresses, and explores the intersections between gender, Japanese imperialism, and culture modernity in Manchukuo.

Dongyu Yang, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of History and Research Fellow at the Institute of China’s Frontier and Ethnic Minorities of Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an, China. He has published five books and more than thirty articles. Currently Professor Yang is a visiting scholar at the University of Central Oklahoma, USA. Email:; Tel: +86-13909270527.