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 aeb2n@virginia.edu. 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.

 

Books for Review

 

Chin, Tamara T. Savage Exchange: Han Imperialism, Chinese Literary Style, and the Economic Imagination. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Asia Center, 2014.

 

Gentz, Joachim and Dirk Meyer, eds. Literary Forms of Argument in Early China. Leiden: Brill, 2015.

 

Harris, Eirik Lang, The Shenzi Fragments: A Philosophical Analysis and Translation. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016.

 

Hutton, Eric, L. Xunzi: The Complete Text. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014.

 

Keightley, David N. These Bones Shall Rise Again: Selected Writings on Early China. Edited and with an Introduction by Henry Rosemont Jr. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2014.

 

Lai, Guolong. Excavating the Afterlife: The Archaeology of Early Chinese Religion. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2015.

 

Lau, D.C. Mencius: A Bilingual Edition. Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, 2013.

 

Li Feng and David Prager Branner, Writing and Literacy in Early China: Studies from the Columbia Early China Seminar. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2011.

 

Liu Yang. China’s Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor’s Legacy. Minneapolis: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2012.

 

Major, John S. and Constance Cook. Ancient China: A History. New York: Routledge, 2016.

 

Major, John S., Sarah A. Queen, Andrew Seth Meyer, Harold D. Roth. The Essential Huainanzi. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012.

 

Meyer, Andrew Seth, The Dao of the Military: Liu An’s Art of War, Translated, with an Introduction. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012.

 

Meyer, Dirk. Philosophy on Bamboo: Text and the production of Meaning in Early China. Leiden: Brill, 2012.

 

Nienhauser, William, H., Jr., ed. Chiu Ming Chan, Hans van Ess, William H. Nienhauser, Jr., Thomas D. Noel, Marc Nurnberger, Jakob Pollath, Andreas Siegl, and Lianlian Wu, translators. The Grand Historians Records, vol. X, The Memoirs of Han China, Part III.. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2016.

 

Nylan, Michael. Exemplary Figures: Fayan. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2013.

 

Nylan, Michael and Griet Vankeerbergen, eds. Chang’an 26 BCE: An Augustan Age in China. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2015.

 

Pankenier, David W. Astrology and Cosmology in Early China: Conforming Earth to Heaven. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

 

Pines, Yuri, translator. The Book of Lord Shang: Apologetics of State Power in Early China. New York: Columbia University Press, 2017.

 

Psarras, Sophia-Karin, Han Material Culture: An Archaeological Analysis and Vessel Typology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

 

Redmond, Geoffrey, and Tze-ki Hon. Teaching the I Ching (Book of Changes). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.

 

Richter, Antje. Letters and Epistolary Culture in Early Medieval China. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2013.

 

Richter, Matthias, L. The Embodied Text: Establishing Textual Identity in Early Chinese Manuscripts. Leiden: Brill, 2013.

 

Sawyer, Ralph D. Conquest and Domination in Early China: Rise and Demise of the Western Chou. No publisher, 2013.

 

Shaughnessy Edward L. Unearthing the Changes: Recently Discovered Manuscripts of the Yijing (I Ching) and Related Texts. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014.

 

Solomon, Bernard S. On the School of Names in Ancient China. Sankt Augustin, Germany: Institut Monumenta Serica, 2013.

 

Sterckx, Roel. Food, Sacrifice, and Sagehood in Early China. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

 

Varsano, Paula M., editor. The Rhetoric of Hiddenness in Traditional Chinese Culture. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2016.

 

Yu, Ying-shih, Chinese History and Culture, Volume I: Sixth Century B.C.E. to Seventeenth Century. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016.

 

Zhao Dingxin. The Confucian-Legalist State: A New Theory of Chinese History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.

 

 

 

Books Received from August 2016

 

Nienhauser, William, H., Jr., ed. Chiu Ming Chan, Hans van Ess, William H. Nienhauser, Jr., Thomas D. Noel, Marc Nurnberger, Jakob Pollath, Andreas Siegl, and Lianlian Wu, translators. The Grand Historians Records, vol. X, The Memoirs of Han China, Part III.. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2016.

 

September 2016

Yu, Ying-shih, Chinese History and Culture, Volume I: Sixth Century B.C.E. to Seventeenth Century. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016.

 

November 2016

Harris, Eirik Lang, The Shenzi Fragments: A Philosophical Analysis and Translation. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016.

 

Major, John S. and Constance Cook. Ancient China: A History. New York: Routledge, 2016.

 

March 2017

Pines, Yuri, translator. The Book of Lord Shang: Apologetics of State Power in Early China. New York: Columbia University Press, 2017.

 

Varsano, Paula M., editor. The Rhetoric of Hiddenness in Traditional Chinese Culture. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2016.