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  1. [+]
    Asia (Review)
    T.S. Bayer (1694-1738): Pioneer Sinologist, by Knud Lundbaek
    1. T.S. Bayer (1694-1738): Pioneer Sinologist by Knud Lundbaek
    The American Historical Review, December 1989, p. 1454
  2. [+]
    Asia (2 Reviews)
    Opium Regimes, by Timothy Brook and Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi
    1. Opium Regimes by Timothy Brook and Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi
    2. Opium, State, and Society by Edward R. Slack, Jr.
    The American Historical Review, February 2002, pp. 169-170
  3. [+]
    Asia and the East (Review)
    Autocracy at Work, by Pei Huang
    1. Autocracy at Work by Pei Huang
    The American Historical Review, October 1976, p. 933
  4. To Change China (1969)
    Western Advisers in China, 1620-1960
    2 Reviews
  5. The Chan's Great Continent (1998)
    China in Western Minds
    4 Reviews
  6. [+]
    China (4 Reviews)
    How Much Dissent?
    1. A Madman of Ch'u by Laurence A. Schneider
    2. Dissent in Early Modern China by Paul S. Ropp
    3. China's Intellectuals: Advise and Dissent by Merle Goldman
    4. Beijing Street Voices by David S.G. Goodman
    The New York Review of Books, August 13, 1981, pp. 32-36
  7. [+]
    China (5 Reviews)
    Mulberries and Famine
    1. China's Silk Trade by Lillian M. Li
    2. Bureaucracy and Famine in Eighteenth-Century China by Pierre-Etienne Will
    3. China by Keith Buchanan, Charles P. Fitzgerald, and Colin A. Ronan, ...
    4. A History of Chinese Civilization by Jacques Gernet
    5. Chinese Civilization and Society by Patricia Buckley Ebrey
    The New York Review of Books, April 1, 1982, pp. 45-46
  8. [+]
    China on My Mind (2 Reviews)
    China Watch, by John King Fairbank
    1. China Watch by John King Fairbank
    2. The Great Chinese Revolution, 1800-1985 by John King Fairbank
    The New York Review of Books, February 18, 1988, pp. 30-32
  9. [+]
    China on the Verge (5 Reviews)
    To the People, by Charles W. Hayford
    1. To the People by Charles W. Hayford
    2. Rickshaw Beijing by David Strand
    3. The Golden Age of the Chinese Bourgeoisi,e 1911-1937 by Marie-Claire Bergere
    4. The Alienated Academy by Wen-Hsin Yeh
    5. Bandits in Republican China by Phil Billingsley
    The New York Review of Books, July 18, 1991, pp. 40-44
  10. [+]
    The Chinese Dream Machine (3 Reviews)
    China and the Search for Happiness, by Wolfgang Bauer
    1. China and the Search for Happiness by Wolfgang Bauer
    2. Chinese Socialism to 1907 by Martin Bernal
    3. Chinese Shadows by Simon Leys
    The New York Review of Books, September 29, 1977, pp. 15-17
  11. [+]
    The Chinese Miracle? (Review)
    China's Environmental Crisis, by Vaclav Smil
    1. China's Environmental Crisis by Vaclav Smil
    The New York Review of Books, September 23, 1993, pp. 15-17
  12. Chinese Roundabout (1992)
    Essays in History and Culture
    1 Review
  13. [+]
    Chinese Shadows (Review)
    Owen Lattimore and the "Loss" of China, by Robert P. Newman
    1. Owen Lattimore and the "Loss" of China by Robert P. Newman
    The New Republic, April 27, 1992, pp. 34-37
  14. Presidential Address
    Cliffhanger Days
    A Chinese Family in the Seventeenth Century
    The American Historical Review, February 2005, pp. 1-10
  15. Comment
    Nowhere Man
    The New Yorker, November 10, 1997, pp. 15-17
  16. Confucius
    The Wilson Quarterly, Autumn 1993, pp. 30-39
  17. Correspondence
    The National Interest, Winter 1986, pp. 102-106
  18. The Death of Woman Wang (1978)
    9 Reviews
  19. [+]
    Devotion and Hostility (Review)
    The Courage to Stand Alone, by Jingsheng Wei
    1. The Courage to Stand Alone by Jingsheng Wei
    The New Republic, July 7, 1997, pp. 29-31
  20. Books and the Arts
    E.M. Forster at Eighty
    The New Republic, October 5, 1959, pp. 17-19
  21. [+]
    Emissary in the East (Review)
    The Call, by John Hersey
    1. The Call by John Hersey
    The New Republic, May 13, 1985, pp. 28-29
  22. Emperor of China (1974)
    Self-Portrait of K'ang-Hsi
    3 Reviews
  23. [+]
    The Enigma of Chiang Kai-shek (Review)
    The Generalissimo, by Jay Taylor
    1. The Generalissimo by Jay Taylor
    The New York Review of Books, October 22, 2009, pp. 32-34
  24. [+]
    Forever Jade (5 Reviews)
    Fortress Besieged, by Chung-shu Ch'ien
    1. Fortress Besieged by Chung-shu Ch'ien
    2. The Field of Life and Death and Tales of Hulan River by Hung Hsiao
    3. Literature of the People's Republic of China by Kai-Yu Hsu
    4. The Dragon's Village by Yuan-Tsung Chen
    5. Chinese Stories from Taiwan, 1960-1970 by Joseph S.M. Lau and Timothy A. Ross
    The New York Review of Books, April 17, 1980, pp. 20-24
  25. From Ming to Ch'ing (1979)
    Conquest, Region, and Continuity in Seventeeth-Century China
    1 Review
  26. The Gate of Heavenly Peace (1981)
    The Chinese and Their Revolution, 1895-1980
    10 Reviews, 5 Readable
  27. [+]
    General (2 Reviews)
    Curious Land, by David E. Mungello
    1. Curious Land by David E. Mungello
    2. Controversial Ideas in China and in Europe by John W. Witek
    The American Historical Review, April 1987, p. 384
  28. God's Chinese Son (1996)
    The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong Xiuquan
    6 Reviews, 1 Readable
  29. [+]
    Goodfellas in Shanghai (Review)
    The Shanghai Badlands, by Frederic Wakeman Jr.#2
    1. The Shanghai Badlands by Frederic Wakeman Jr.#2
    The New York Review of Books, May 28, 1998, pp. 36-38
  30. [+]
    In China's Gulag (4 Reviews)
    Red in Tooth and Claw, by Pu Ning
    1. Red in Tooth and Claw by Pu Ning
    2. Bitter Winds by Harry Wu and Carolyn Wakeman
    3. Blood Red Sunset by Ma Bo
    4. Grass Soup by Zhang Xianliang
    The New York Review of Books, August 10, 1995, pp. 15-18
  31. [+]
    Kissinger & the Emperor (Review)
    The Kissinger Transcripts, by William Burr and Henry Kissinger
    1. The Kissinger Transcripts by William Burr and Henry Kissinger
    The New York Review of Books, March 4, 1999, pp. 18-22
  32. Kowtowing in China
    Forks or chopsticks? Handshakes or bows? There have been precedents
    The Harpers Monthly, March 1972, pp. 48-53
  33. Letter from Beijing: Deng's Heirs
    What it took to survive the last forty years in China
    The New Yorker, March 10, 1997, pp. 68-77
  34. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, October 12, 1989, pp. 69-72
  35. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, December 5, 1991, pp. 57-60
  36. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, January 14, 1993, pp. 44-48
  37. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, October 19, 1995, p. 72
  38. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, November 6, 2008, pp. 73-76
  39. Mao Zedong (1999)
    5 Reviews
  40. Margaret Atwood and the Edges of History
    The American Historical Review, December 1998, pp. 1522-1525
  41. [+]
    Memoirs of a China Hand (Review)
    Chinabound: A Fifty-Year Memoir, by John King Fairbank
    1. Chinabound: A Fifty-Year Memoir by John King Fairbank
    The Saturday Review, March 1982, pp. 60-61
  42. The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci (1984)
    7 Reviews
  43. [+]
    The Other China (6 Reviews)
    A Tragic Beginning, by Lai Tse-Han, Ramon H. Myers, and Wei Wou
    1. A Tragic Beginning by Lai Tse-Han, Ramon H. Myers, and Wei Wou
    2. A Farewell by Bo Yang
    3. The Great Transition by Hung-Mao Tien
    4. Governing the Market by Robert Wade
    5. The Protestant Community of Modern Taiwan by Murray A. Rubinstein
    6. Taiwan: Beyond the Economic Miracle by Denis Fred Simon and Michael Ying-Mao Kau
    The New York Review of Books, October 22, 1992, pp. 12-16
  44. [+]
    Our Mission in China (3 Reviews)
    The Making of a Special Relationship, by Michael H. Hunt
    1. The Making of a Special Relationship by Michael H. Hunt
    2. The Missionary Mind and American East Asia Policy, 1911-1915 by James Reed
    3. The Gospel of Gentility by Jane Hunter
    The New York Review of Books, September 27, 1984, pp. 59-62
  45. [+]
    The Passions of Joseph Needham (Review)
    The Man Who Loved China, by Simon Winchester
    1. The Man Who Loved China by Simon Winchester
    The New York Review of Books, August 14, 2008, pp. 48-50
  46. [+]
    A Picaresque Hero (Review)
    The Travels of Mendes Pinto, by Fernao Mendes Pinto and Rebecca D. Catz
    1. The Travels of Mendes Pinto by Fernao Mendes Pinto and Rebecca D. Catz
    The New York Review of Books, April 12, 1990, pp. 38-40
  47. The Question of hu (1989)
    1 Review
  48. [+]
    The Question of Pearl Buck (Review)
    Pearl Buck in China, by Hilary Spurling
    1. Pearl Buck in China by Hilary Spurling
    The New York Review of Books, October 14, 2010, pp. 51-52
  49. [+]
    Remembrance of Mings Past (2 Reviews)
    The Plum in the Golden Vase Or, Chin P'ing Mei, Vol I, by David Tod Roy
    1. The Plum in the Golden Vase Or, Chin P'ing Mei, Vol I by David Tod Roy
    2. Xunzi by John Knoblock
    The New York Review of Books, June 23, 1994, pp. 24-31
  50. Return to Dragon Mountain (2007)
    Memories of a Late Ming Man
    3 Reviews
  51. [+]
    Three Concepts of Liberalism (Review)
    The Sui Dynasty, by Arthur F. Wright
    1. The Sui Dynasty by Arthur F. Wright
    The New Republic, April 14, 1979, p. 52
  52. [+]
    The Risks of Witness (Review)
    Troublemaker, by Harry Wu and George Vecsey
    1. Troublemaker by Harry Wu and George Vecsey
    The New York Review of Books, December 19, 1996, pp. 50-53
  53. The Search for Modern China (1990)
    6 Reviews, 1 Readable
  54. [+]
    Spectors of a Chinese Master (Review)
    Eccentric Visions, by Kim Karlsson, Alfreda Murck, and Michele Matteini, ...
    1. Eccentric Visions by Kim Karlsson, Alfreda Murck, and Michele Matteini, ...
    The New York Review of Books, December 3, 2009, pp. 14-17
  55. Talking with Mao
    An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, March 18, 1999, p. 56
  56. Treason by the Book (2001)
    3 Reviews
  57. [+]
    The Triumph of Madame Chiang (Review)
    The Last Empress, by Hannah Pakula
    1. The Last Empress by Hannah Pakula
    The New York Review of Books, February 25, 2010, pp. 4-7
  58. Tsao Yin and the Kang-Hsi Emperor (1966)
  59. [+]
    Turbulent Empire (3 Reviews)
    The Magistrate's Tael, by Madeleine Zelin
    1. The Magistrate's Tael by Madeleine Zelin
    2. The Peasant Economy and Social Change in North China by Philip C.C. Huang
    3. From Philosophy to Philology by Benjamin A. Elman
    The New York Review of Books, January 16, 1986, pp. 41-42
  60. [+]
    The Underground War for Shanghai (Review)
    Policing Shanghai, 1927-1937, by Frederic Wakeman Jr.#2
    1. Policing Shanghai, 1927-1937 by Frederic Wakeman Jr.#2
    The New York Review of Books, April 20, 1995, pp. 17-20
  61. [+]
    Unjust Desserts (Review)
    The Story of Qiu Ju (1993 Film), by Yimou Zhang
    1. The Story of Qiu Ju (1993 Film) by Yimou Zhang
    The New York Review of Books, June 24, 1993, pp. 12-13
  62. [+]
    What Confucious Said (Review)
    The Analects of Confucius, by Simon Leys and Confucius
    1. The Analects of Confucius by Simon Leys and Confucius
    The New York Review of Books, April 10, 1997, pp. 8-13
  63. [+]
    Where the East Begins (Review)
    Asia in the Making of Europe, Vol. III, by Donald F. Lach and Edwin J. Van Kley
    1. Asia in the Making of Europe, Vol. III by Donald F. Lach and Edwin J. Van Kley
    The New York Review of Books, February 3, 1994, pp. 31-32
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    Why Confucius Counts (Review)
    Escape from Predicament, by Thomas A. Metzger
    1. Escape from Predicament by Thomas A. Metzger
    The New York Review of Books, March 22, 1979, pp. 43-44
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    The Word-Hoard's Spray (Review)
    An Anthology of Chinese Literature, by Stephen Owen
    1. An Anthology of Chinese Literature by Stephen Owen
    The New Republic, September 9, 1996, pp. 38-41
  66. [+]
    Yankees in the East (Review)
    Sentimental Imperialists, by James C. Thomson, Jr., Peter W. Stanley, and John Curtis P...
    1. Sentimental Imperialists by James C. Thomson, Jr., Peter W. Stanley, and John Curtis Perry, ...
    The New Republic, September 16, 1981, pp. 32-33
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