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, German or Spanish 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 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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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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While many histories of the Cuban Revolution focus on Che Guevara, Fidel Castro and Celia Sánchez, in her new book […]

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

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

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In Venezuela Reframed: Bolivarianism, Indigenous Peoples and Socialisms of the 21st Century, Luis Fernando Angosto-Ferrández responds to the rise of […]

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

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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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