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Books for Review

The following books have been received for review. Members of the Society for the Study of Early China who hold or have held academic positions in the field and advanced Ph.D. students in the field who would like to review one of these titles for Early China should email Anne Behnke Kinney, Book Review Editor, at She will then contact you to let you know if we are able to assign the book to you. Reviews fall into three categories: article-length reviews, reviews that range from three to six pages (900-1800 words), and brief notices (300-500 words).  Early China does not accept unsolicited reviews.


July 2017-June 2018 Books Received

Les Dynasties Qin et Han: Histoire générale de la Chine (221 av. J.-C.-220 apr. J.-C.) by Bujard, Marianne and Pirazzoli-t'Serstevens, Michèle (Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 2017)

Zhuangzi’s Critique of the Confucians: Blinded by the Human by Chong, Kim-chong (Albany: t University of New York Press, 2016)

Stalk Divination: A Newly Discovered Alternative to the I Ching edited and translated by Cook, Constance and Zhao, Lu (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017)

Ancient China: A History by John S. Major and Constance A. Cook (New York: Routledge, 2017)

Confucius Beyond the Analects by Hunter, Michael. (Leiden: Brill, 2017)

The Book of Lord Shang: Apologetics of State Power in Early China, translated by Pines, Yuri (New York: Columbia University Press, 2017)

Age of Empires: Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties edited by Zhixin Jason Sun (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2017)

The Rhetoric of Hiddenness in Traditional Chinese Culture, edited by Varsano, Paula (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2016)

Material Culture, Power, and Identity in Ancient China by Xiaolong Wu (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017)