Journal of Chinese Studies

No. 74 - January 2022

No. 74 - January 2022

Special Feature: Nineteenth-Century Cantonese Literati and Their Changing Attitudes towards Chinese and Western Culture Before and After the Opium War (articles in chinese with summary in english)
Editor's Note Lai Chi Tim xi
Opium, Foreign Devil Soldiers, and the Old Fisherman on the Pearl River: A Study of Zhang Weiping's Poems Revolving around the Two Opium Wars. Lawrence C. H. Yim 1
From Translation to Scepticism: Paths of Knowledge in Current Affairs in the Cantonese Daily Shubao (1884–1885). Michelle Jia Ye 49
Transcending Regional Boundaries: Poetic Connection between Nanyang and Lingnan Lam Lap 107
Upholding the Founding Principle with Orthodox Poetry:
"Zhengsheng yinshe" in Hong Kong in the 1930s
Ching Chung Shan 141
Review Article    
An Imaginary City State against Its Imaginary Big Bad Other Xiaofei Tian 191
Book Reviews    
The Chinese Dreamscape: 300 BCE–800 CE. By Robert Ford Campany. Kenneth DeWoskin 213
The Objectionable Li Zhi: Fiction, Criticism, and Dissent in Late Ming China. Edited by Rivi Handler-Spitz, Pauline C. Lee, and Haun Saussy. Lucille Chia 219
Structures of the Earth: Metageographies of Early Medieval China. By D. Jonathan Felt. Charles Holcombe 226
Distant Shores: Colonial Encounters on China's Maritime Frontier. By Melissa Macauley. Kuo-tung Chen  231
Orthodox Passions: Narrating Filial Love during the High Qing. By Maram Epstein.
Keith McMahon 244
The Poetics of Early Chinese Thought: How the Shijing Shaped the Chinese Philosophical Tradition. By Michael Hunter.
Edward L. Shaughnessy
Jens Østergaard Petersen
Kao Gong Ji: The World's Oldest Encyclopaedia of Technologies. Translated and commented by Guan Zengjian and Konrad Herrmann. Nathan Sivin 275
Opportunity in Crisis: Cantonese Migrants and the State in Late Qing China. By Steven B. Miles. L. Ling-chi Wang 277
Literary Information in China: A History. Edited by Jack W. Chen, Anatoly Detwyler, Xiao Liu, Christopher M. B. Nugent, and Bruce Rusk. Robert E. Hegel 281
Sun Tzu: The Art of War. A New Translation by Michael Nylan. Paul van Els 286
Spring and Autumn Annals of Wu and Yue: An Annotated Translation of Wu Yue ChunqiuBy Jianjun He. Olivia Milburn 293

The Journal of Chinese Studies is managed by an editorial board headed by a chairman who serves as chief editor and assisted by an associate chief editor. Past chairmen included Professor Ch'uan Han-sheng (1968–78), Professor D. C. Lau (1979–94), Professor Chan Hok-lam (1995–2011), Professor H. Samuel Cheung (2011–14), and Professor Wang Fan-sen (2014–16). The current chief editor is Professor Lai Chi Tim. He is appointed by the Director of the Institute of Chinese Studies.

The Journal was founded in September 1968 under the name of The Journal of the Institute of Chinese Studies of The Chinese University of Hong Kong; 22 volumes had been published under this title. It was superseded by the current title, in 1992, and the inaugural issue was designated the commemorative volume of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Institute. Volumes 2–10 carried two parts; subsequent volumes were published in a single volume until 2009. From 2010 onwards, it is published biannually, in January and July. Earlier volumes carried articles in both Chinese and English, but in recent years there have been fewer English language contributions.

The time frame of coverage and subject-matters of the scholarly articles being published over the past decades vary widely, ranging from the prehistorical era to modern and contemporary China, and from archaeology, ancient artifacts and documents, classical, modern and contemporary literature, philosophy and history, Buddhist, Taoist and other religious traditions and thought, epigraphy, etymology, phonology, the arts and music, science and technology, architecture, medicine, literary and popular culture, cultural development and changes, to historical and contemporary personages, political, social and economic history, Sino-foreign political, intellectual and cultural relations, and sundry others. In short, they run the gamut of Chinese history and civilization from the earliest times to the present. All manuscripts are subject to blind peer review and to the editorial discretion of the editors.

Chief Editor Lai Chi Tim
Associate Chief Editor Yim Chi Hung
Executive Associate Editor Zheng Hongying Maria

Members Cheng Kat Hung Hon Tze-ki
  Lai Ming Chiu  Wan Chui Ki Maggie
Secretary Heung Ting Ting Jill  

Roger T. Ames Timothy H. Barrett
Alan K. L. Chan Kang-i Sun Chang
Chen Fong Ching Kenneth Dean
Prasenjit Duara Ho Hon Wai
Ambrose Y. C. King Leung Yuen Sang
Wai-yee Li Luo Zhitian
Ōki Yasushi Dame Jessica Rawson
Edward L. Shaughnessy Max Xiaobing Tang
Stephen F. Teiser Franciscus Verellen
Lothar von Falkenhausen David Der-wei Wang
Eugene Y. Wang Wang Fan-sen
Lawrence Wang-chi Wong  

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