Vol.3 October 2013

The online Journal, Bijiao: China in Comparative Perspective Book Review (CCPBR), is published annually (ISSN 2045-0680) from 2011, by China in Comparative Perspective Network (CCPN) at LSE, supported by publishers, contributors and our International Advisory Board leading academics and China experts throughout the world. The 2013 issue is published by CCPN Global. 

From 2015 the book review will be discontinued, but selected review pieces and essays will be included in future issues of Journal of China in Comparative Perspective (JCCP) from 2014.

Editorial team:

Honorary Editor: Professor Stephan Feuchtwang
Review Editor: Dr Keith Jackson
Managing Editor: Dr Xiangqun Chang

Contact: books@ccpn-global.org

Editorial

The book reviews that complete this latest issue of Bijiao: China in Comparative Perspective Book Review (CCPBR) illustrate how rich and diverse the interest in contributing to Bijiao has been. This wealth of interest and commitment forms a legacy upon which to build as we develop a new global forum for sharing historical and contemporary views of China, now and in future.

The themes covered by our reviews reflect the emerging and increasingly global perspectives on aspects of life and society in China today. China is viewed from a range of international perspectives: from Africa, Europe and Southeast Asia, today and as recorded through history. Core and dynamic aspects of Chinese society are explored: economic development, employment, discrimination, law, politics, and the military. The final review essay in this issue traces the emerging traditions and practices associated with ‘celestial health’, where the Chinese concept of qi (vital energy) is a core element.

As we continue to develop the diversity and depth of participation in our community, we take this opportunity again to say how much we appreciate the energy contributed by so many people that has given such vibrant life to CCPBR. We also say ‘thank you’ again to the many publishers for their investment into broadening our understanding of China, and for sharing with us the fruits of their investment: the books they produce and make available for review.

Last and by no means least, we thank the scholars and practitioners who have contributed book reviews to this issue of CCPBR. We thank each of them for their generosity in sharing their insights into and experiences of contemporary China.

To our readers, we hope you find this latest batch of reviews both informative and enjoyable.

KEITH JACKSON

Editor

Email: keith.jackson@soas.ac.uk

Contents

Editorial

      By Keith Jackson

Book review

After the Event: The Transmission of Grievous Loss in Germany, China and Taiwan

      Reviewed by Martin Albrow .................................................................................................. 1-2

      Reviewed by Sascha Klotzbücher........................................................................................... 2-4

The United States and a Rising China: Strategic and Military Implications

      Reviewed by Russel A. Glenn ............................................................................................... 4-6

Transition, Regional Development and Globalization: China and Central Europe

      Reviewed by Leung Wing-Fai ............................................................................................... 6-7

Politics and Religion in Ancient and Medieval Europe and China

      Reviewed by Lik Hang Tsui ................................................................................................... 7-9

Freedom of Association in China and Europe

      Reviewed by Antonia Sperber .............................................................................................. 9-11

Legal Reforms in China and Vietnam: A Comparison of Asian Communist Regimes

      Reviewed by Kristie Thomas ............................................................................................. 11-13

Taking Employment Discrimination Seriously: Chinese and European Perspectives

      Reviewed by Danlin Wang ................................................................................................. 13-15

China and the European Union in Africa

      Reviewed by Yu Ka-ho ...................................................................................................... 15-16

      Reviewed by Glen Segell ................................................................................................... 16-18

Review article

Celestial Healing: Energy, Mind and Spirit in Traditional Medicines of China,
      and East and Southeast Asia

      By Ekaterina Zavidovskaya ................................................................................................ 18-22

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《中国比较研究书评》 2013年10月第3期

《中国比较研究书评》(CCPBR)(ISSN2045-0680)网络版年刊, 由伦敦政治经济学院 (LSE) 中国比较研究网 (CCPN) 创刊于2011年。作者和出版商以及来自世界各地的杰出学者和中国问题专家组成的 国际顾问委员会给予了鼎力支持。2013年起,该刊由全球中国比较研究会 (CCPN Global) 出版。本刊将于从2015年停刊,部分在本刊发表过的评论文章和书评将于2014年起选编入《中国比较研究》(JCCP)季刊(电子版和印刷版)。

编辑团队

荣誉主编:王斯福教授 (Professor Stephan Feuchtwang)

书评编辑:凯斯•杰克逊博士 (Dr. Keith Jackson)

执行编辑:常向群博士 (Dr. Xiangqun Chang)

联系方法: books@ccpn-global.org

 

编者序

在最新一期的《中国比较研究书评》(CCPBR)中,书评展现了作者们及其丰富和多样化的比较视野。这些丰富的兴趣和承诺形成了一个传承, 而建基于此之上,我们发展出一个新的全球平台,在现在以及将来分享历史性的和当代的中国的看法。

评论所涵盖的主题,反映了当今中国在生活和社会方面新兴的和日益全球化的观点。从历史记载至到今天,中国被受到非洲、欧洲和东南亚等一系列的国际视野的关 注。他们对中国社会的核心和变动方面进行了探索:经济发展、就业、歧视、法律、政治和军事。本期最后的一篇评论文章追索以中国的气 (qi) 的概念为核心要素的、与新兴传统和习俗有关的"天体健康" (celestial health) 。

当我们在学术社区继续发展多样性和深 度参与时,借此机会,我们再次向为《中国比较研究书评》(CCPBR)注入活力的众多人士表达我们衷心的感激。我们亦要向众多的出版商说声'谢谢'。他们 的投资,拓展了我们对中国的理解,并与我们分享其投资的成果: 他们出版的书籍并提供给我们评论。

最后,我们亦要感谢学者和从业者们对撰写书评和出版 《中国比较研究书评》(CCPBR) 所作出的贡献。我们感谢他们每一位慷慨地分享他们对当代中国的见解和经验。

我们希望最新一期的《中国比较研究书评》能为读者们带来一个知识性和愉快的体验。

凯斯•杰克逊博士 (Dr. Keith Jackson)

编辑

电邮: keith.jackson@soas.ac.uk

 

目录

Editorial

      By Keith Jackson

Book review

After the Event: The Transmission of Grievous Loss in Germany, China and Taiwan

      Reviewed by Martin Albrow .................................................................................................. 1-2

      Reviewed by Sascha Klotzbücher........................................................................................... 2-4

The United States and a Rising China: Strategic and Military Implications

      Reviewed by Russel A. Glenn ............................................................................................... 4-6

Transition, Regional Development and Globalization: China and Central Europe

      Reviewed by Leung Wing-Fai ............................................................................................... 6-7

Politics and Religion in Ancient and Medieval Europe and China

      Reviewed by Lik Hang Tsui ................................................................................................... 7-9

Freedom of Association in China and Europe

      Reviewed by Antonia Sperber .............................................................................................. 9-11

Legal Reforms in China and Vietnam: A Comparison of Asian Communist Regimes

      Reviewed by Kristie Thomas ............................................................................................. 11-13

Taking Employment Discrimination Seriously: Chinese and European Perspectives

      Reviewed by Danlin Wang ................................................................................................. 13-15

China and the European Union in Africa

      Reviewed by Yu Ka-ho ...................................................................................................... 15-16

      Reviewed by Glen Segell ................................................................................................... 16-18

Review article

Celestial Healing: Energy, Mind and Spirit in Traditional Medicines of China,
      and East and Southeast Asia

      By Ekaterina Zavidovskaya ................................................................................................ 18-22

 

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