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 between 2016-2019. LSE students learning Mandarin 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 is led by Catherine Xiang, East Asian Language Coordinator, and Rosemary Deller, editor of LSE Review of Books, and supported by the work of Lijing Shi, Peter Skrandies, Hongyi Xin and Esteban Lozano. All participating students are LSE students enrolled in an advanced or proficiency level degree or certificate course at the LSE Language Centre. Thank you to all the teachers and students for their hard work!

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    Book Review: The Blue Frontier: Maritime Vision and Power in the Qing Empire by Ronald Po

Book Review: The Blue Frontier: Maritime Vision and Power in the Qing Empire by Ronald Po

In The Blue Frontier: Maritime Vision and Power in the Qing Empire, Ronald C. Po challenges the notion that the Qing […]

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    Book Review: Europe’s Brexit: EU Perspectives on Britain’s Vote to Leave edited by Tim Oliver

Book Review: Europe’s Brexit: EU Perspectives on Britain’s Vote to Leave edited by Tim Oliver

In Europe’s Brexit: EU Perspectives on Britain’s Vote to Leave, editor Tim Oliver brings together contributors to refocus attention […]

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    Book Review: The Nordic Models in Political Science: Challenged, but Still Viable? edited by Oddbjørn Knutsen

Book Review: The Nordic Models in Political Science: Challenged, but Still Viable? edited by Oddbjørn Knutsen

In The Nordic Models in Political Science: Challenged, but Still Viable?, editor Oddbjørn Knutsen and contributors provide a useful […]

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    Book Review: The Authoritarian Public Sphere: Legitimation and Autocratic Power in North Korea, Burma and China by Alexander Dukalskis

Book Review: The Authoritarian Public Sphere: Legitimation and Autocratic Power in North Korea, Burma and China by Alexander Dukalskis

In The Authoritarian Public Sphere: Legitimation and Autocratic Power in North Korea, Burma and China, Alexander Dukalskis offers insight into the meticulous […]

Book Review: Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard

100 years ago today, on 6 February 1918, the Representation of the Peoples’ Act gave all men over the […]

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    Book Review: Generation HK: Seeking Identity in China’s Shadow by Ben Bland

Book Review: Generation HK: Seeking Identity in China’s Shadow by Ben Bland

A new contribution to the Penguin Specials Hong Kong series, in Generation HK: Seeking Identity in China’s Shadow author Ben Bland […]

Book Review: Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon

In Black Skin, White Masks – first published in 1952 – Frantz Fanon offers a potent philosophical, clinical, literary […]

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    Book Review: Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists and the Making of Global China by Julian Gewirtz

Book Review: Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists and the Making of Global China by Julian Gewirtz

In Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists and the Making of Global China, Julian Gewirtz documents the interactions between […]

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    Book Review: Rethinking the New World Order by Georg Sørensen

Book Review: Rethinking the New World Order by Georg Sørensen

In Rethinking the New World Order, Georg Sørensen explores timely questions regarding the nature of the ‘old’ and ‘new’ world […]

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    Book Review: The Power Triangle: Military, Security and Politics in Regime Change by Hazem Kandil

Book Review: The Power Triangle: Military, Security and Politics in Regime Change by Hazem Kandil

In The Power Triangle: Military, Security and Politics in Regime Change, Hazem Kandil utilises Egypt, Turkey and Iran as […]

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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: 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 […]

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