Category Archives: Culture, Society & Politics


Sex, Eugenics, Aesthetics, Utopia

A review of Sex, Eugenics, Aesthetics, Utopia in the Life and Work of Zhang Jingsheng (1888-1970), by LEON ANTONIO ROCHA.  In 1927, a popular science author wrote…


Buddhists Discuss Science in Modern China

A review of Buddhists Discuss Science in Modern China (1895-1949), by ERIK J HAMMERSTROM.  Buddhists Discuss Science in Modern China is an innovative and fascinating exploration of the many…


Chinese Women on the Run

A review of On the Run: Women, City, and the Law in Beijing, 1937-1949, by ZHAO MA.  Zhao Ma opens with several cases of “deserting…