These reviews have been translated as part of the LSE ‘Reviews in Translation’ project, a collaboration between LSE Language Centre and LSE Review of Books undertaken in 2016-17. LSE students learning German, Mandarin and Japanese have translated an existing review from the LSE RB archive, aligned with their own academic interests, a number of which have been published below.

The project was led by Dr Catherine Xiang, East Asian Language Coordinator, and Dr Rosemary Deller, editor of LSE Review of Books. All participated students are LSE students who enrolled in an advanced or proficiency level degree or certificate course at the LSE Language Centre. Thank you to all the students for their hard work!

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    Book Review: China’s Next Strategic Advantage: From Imitation to Innovation by George S. Yip and Bruce Mckern

Book Review: China’s Next Strategic Advantage: From Imitation to Innovation by George S. Yip and Bruce Mckern

In China’s Next Strategic Advantage: From Imitation to Innovation, George S. Yip and Bruce McKern suggest that China has […]

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    Book Review: Finsternis in Deutschland. Was die Deutschen dachten. Interviews einer Engländerin, 1934-1938 [Darkness Over Germany: What the Germans Thought: Interviews of an English Woman, 1934-1938] by Ernestine Amy Buller

Book Review: Finsternis in Deutschland. Was die Deutschen dachten. Interviews einer Engländerin, 1934-1938 [Darkness Over Germany: What the Germans Thought: Interviews of an English Woman, 1934-1938] by Ernestine Amy Buller

Finsternis in Deutschland is the first German translation of Darkness over Germany, Ernestine Amy Buller’s account of interviews undertaken in Germany between […]

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    Book Review: China’s Contested Internet edited by Guobin Yang

Book Review: China’s Contested Internet edited by Guobin Yang

China’s Contested Internet, edited by Guobin Yang, examines the varied forms of online political activity that have emerged in […]

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    Book Review: Water and Development: Good Governance After Neoliberalism edited by Ronaldo Munck, Narathius Asingwire, G. Honor Fagan and Consolata Kabonesa

Book Review: Water and Development: Good Governance After Neoliberalism edited by Ronaldo Munck, Narathius Asingwire, G. Honor Fagan and Consolata Kabonesa

In the edited collection Water and Development: Good Governance After Neoliberalism, editors Ronaldo Munck, Narathius Asingwire, G. Honor Fagan […]

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    Book Review: Unequal Britain at Work edited by Alan Felstead, Duncan Gallie and Francis Green

Book Review: Unequal Britain at Work edited by Alan Felstead, Duncan Gallie and Francis Green

In Unequal Britain at Work, Alan Felstead, Duncan Gallie and Francis Green examine inequalities in job quality in Britain. The […]

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    Book Review: China’s Challenges edited by Jacques deLisle and Avery Goldstein

Book Review: China’s Challenges edited by Jacques deLisle and Avery Goldstein

Should we anticipate the collapse of the CCP or coming Chinese dominance? Matteo Dian argues that China’s Challenges, a […]

Book Review: Internet Literature in China by Michel Hockx

This book examines the budding Chinese literary communities and their practices on the Internet. In Internet Literature in China, author […]

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    Book Review: Little Emperors and Material Girls: Sex and Youth in Modern China

Book Review: Little Emperors and Material Girls: Sex and Youth in Modern China

Little Emperors and Material Girls discusses the sexual behaviour of young women in Beijing and Shanghai, and tries to […]

Book Review: German Colonialism in a Global Age

While most studies of European colonialism tend to focus on the British and French empires, German colonialism in the […]

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    Book Review: Judging Europe’s Judges: The Legitimacy of the Case Law of the European Court of Justice edited by Maurice Adams et al.

Book Review: Judging Europe’s Judges: The Legitimacy of the Case Law of the European Court of Justice edited by Maurice Adams et al.

The aims of Judging Europe’s Judges: The Legitimacy of the Case of the European Court of Justice are to […]

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    Book Review: Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China by Leta Hong Fincher

Book Review: Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China by Leta Hong Fincher

In Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China, Leta Hong Fincher argues that a discourse around young, unmarried […]

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    Book Review: The Handbook of Food Research edited by Anne Murcott, Warren Belasco and Peter Jackson

Book Review: The Handbook of Food Research edited by Anne Murcott, Warren Belasco and Peter Jackson

The last twenty years have seen a burgeoning of social scientific and historical research on food. The field has drawn […]

Book Review: China’s Legal System by Pitman B. Potter

China’s struggle for the rule of law is at a critical juncture. As a key element of governance in the […]

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    Book Review: China or Japan: Which Will Lead Asia? by Claude Meyer

Book Review: China or Japan: Which Will Lead Asia? by Claude Meyer

China or Japan: Which Will Lead Asia? is a stimulating book aims to open a debate on the question […]

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    Book Review: Can Peace Research Make Peace? Lessons in Academic Diplomacy by Timo Kivimaki

Book Review: Can Peace Research Make Peace? Lessons in Academic Diplomacy by Timo Kivimaki

Can Peace Research Make Peace? Lessons in Academic Diplomacy considers the opportunities that peace research and the teaching of conflict […]

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