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. 1, Spring 2017


Hunting Tigers and Swatting Flies: A Pentadic Analysis on Xi Jinping’s Anti-corruption Rhetoric

Shaorong Huang

An Analysis on the Daily Activities and Their Associations of the Chinese Elderly

Yixuan Zhao, Michelle Wagner, Ann Benner, Jianjun Ji

Problems of Peasants’ Participation and Dilemma of System Design in the New Rural Endowment Insurance Programs – A Survey of Ten Rural Communities of Hubei Province

Miaoyu Yuan, Guan Wang

Population Development and the Family Planning Policy in Remote Western China – A Case Study

Dongyu Yang

The “Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution” in Retrospect and Re-examination – From a Witness Account

Jianglan Chen

Book Reviews

Gordon H. Chang, Fateful Ties: A History of America’s Preoccupation with China

Zhiqun Zhu

Pingchao Zhu, Wartime Culture in Guilin, 1938-1944

Xiaobing Li

Peng Deng trans. & ed., Exiled Pilgrims: Memoirs of Pre-Cultural Revolution Zhiqing

Qian Liu


About the Authors

Article Authors

Jianglan Chen is a professor and former director of Center for e-Government Studies at Information Institute of Shanghai Academy of Social Science. He received a Master of Art in History from Fudan University (1986). When he was at his youth (aged 16-22) during the Cultural Revolution, Professor Chen was persecuted and jailed for more than 5 years for his wrongly accused “counter revolutionary crimes.” He was exonerated in 1977 when all the charges against him were acquitted. His recent research focuses on the Cultural Revolution and Intellectual Responsibility.

Shaorong Huang is professor of English and Communication at University of Cincinnati in Ohio, USA. He is also a lecture professor at Renmin University of China, and a lecture professor at Xi’an International Studies University, China. His research interests are in cross-cultural communication and political rhetoric.

Jianjun Ji is a professor of sociology, is currently working at the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Dr. Ji’s major field of academic interests includes quantitative data analysis, social research methods, demography, and marriages and family studies. In recent years, Dr. Ji has been invited as a visiting scholar with honor to give lectures and presentations by a dozen of universities in China some of which include Beijing University, Central China University of Science and Technology, Jinan University, Huaqiao University, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, South China Normal University, Beifang University of Nationalities, Ningxia University, etc. Since 1980s, Dr. Ji has published three books and more than 50 papers in the area of population sciences and families in either Chinese or English languages.

Guan Wang is an associate professor in the Department of Foreign Languages at Hubei University of Economics, Wuhan, China. She has been teaching English for specific purposes and bilingual courses. She has published 20 papers and is the co-editor of the book International Business Negotiation and won the provincial prize for teaching excellence in 2009.

Miaoyu Yuan is an associate professor of management at the College of Law of Hubei University of Economics, Wuhan, China. She earned a BA degree in 1998, and an MA (2006) and Ph.D. (2008) in Public Administration from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law. Her research interests center on the endowment service and pension system design. She has published 20 papers and one book on above two topics. In recent years, she has completed 10 research projects and some of them were funded by the National Social Science Fund and the Ministry of Education.

Dongyu Yang is a professor of Department of History and Research Fellow at the Institute of China’s Frontier and Ethnic Minorities at Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an. He was a post-doctor in the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology (IEA), China Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). He has published six books and more than thirty articles on anthropology and history of Chinese medicine both in China and America. Currently he is a visiting scholar at the University of Central Oklahoma, USA.

Yixuan Zhao, Michelle Wagner, and Ann Benner are undergraduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Book Review Authors

Xiaobing Li is a professor of history at the University of Central Oklahoma.

Qian Liu is affiliated with the University of Binghamton.

Zhiqun Zhu is a professor of political science and international relations at Bucknell University.