Reviews

  • The Asian Newspapers' Reluctant Revolution edited by John A. Lent; Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia IX. 1 & 2 (1972-1973)
  • Modern Chinese Poetry: An Anthology 1917-1949 edited by M.M.Y. Fung et al, Hong Kong University Press and the Chinese University Publication Office, Hong Kong; Modern Chinese Literature Newsletter, Fall 1977
  • Ting Ling: Her Life and Work by Chang Jun-mei, Institute of International Relations, Chengchi University, Taipei, 1978; MCLN, V, 1-2 (Spring/Fall 1979), pp. 32-33
  • The Execution of Mayor Yin by Chen Jo-hsi, Indiana University Press, 1978; Harvard Journal of Asian Studies 39.2 (December 1979)
  • Unwelcome Muse: Chinese Literature in Shanghai and Peking 1937-1945 by Edward M. Gunn, Jr, Columbia University Press, NY, 1980; HJAS, 41.1 (June 1981)
  • The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Childhood among Ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingston, Penguin, 1978 and China Men by Maxine Hong Kingston, Picador, 1981; Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs 7 (1982)
  • Mao's Harvest: Voices from China's New Generation, edited by Helen F. Siu and Zelda Stern, Oxford University Press, New York, 1983; AJCA, 12 (July 1984)
  • Pien Chih-lin: A Study in Modern Chinese Poetry by Lloyd Haft; Modern Chinese Literature, I. 2 (Spring 1985)
  • Roses and Thorns: The Second Blooming of the Hundred Flowers, edited by Perry Link; MCL, III.1 & 2 (Spring/Fall 1987)
  • Chrysanthemums by Feng Jicai; MCL, III. 1 & 2 (Spring/Fall 1987)
  • Ding Ling's Fiction, by Yi Zi Feuerwerker; China Quarterly 103 (Sept. 1985)
  • Lu Xun and his Legacy, edited by Ou-fan Lee; Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies LI.1 (1988)
  • Drama in the People's Republic of China, edited by Constantine Tung and Colin MacKerras;Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs nos. 19 & 20, 1988
  • Intellectuals in Chinese Fiction, by Yue Daiyun; China Quarterly, 117 (March 1989)
  • The Russian Hero in Modern Chinese Fiction, by Ng Mau-sang; BSOAS, LIII.I (1990): 175-77
  •  "The June 4 Massacre and China's Democratic Movement", Review Article (14 books) in Britain-China: Newsletter of the Great Britain-China Centre, no. 46 (Spring 1991), 6. pp. 16-17
  • Stream of consciousness and free indirect discourse in modern Chinese literature by Elly Hagenaar, Centre of Non-Western Studies, University of Leiden, Leiden, 1992; Bulletin of the British Association of Chinese Studies, 1992, pp. 42-43
  • Reading the Modern Chinese Short Story, edited by Theodore Huters, M. E. Sharpe, Armonk, 1991 & Worlds Apart: Recent Chinese Writing and Its Audiences, edited by Howard Goldblatt, M. E. Sharpe, Armonk, 1990, Review Article in The Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs, No. 27 (January 1992), pp. 208-11
  • A Golden Treasury of Chinese Poetry, Translated by John A. Turner, S.J., compiled and edited by John J. Deeney, Renditions, Hong Kong, 1989; China Quarterly 132 (December 1992), pp. 1208-09
  • Art and Ideology in Revolutionary China by David Holm. Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1991; BSOAS, LVI. 2 (1993)
  • Maidenhome, by Ding Xiaoqi, Hyland House, Melbourne, 1993; Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs no. 32 (July 1994), pp. 218-19
  • From May Fourth to June Fourth: Fiction and Film in Twentieth Century China, edited by Ellen Widmer and David Der-Wei Wang, Harvard University Press, Cambridge Mass., 1993; The China Quarterly, no. 139 (September 1994), pp. 844-45
  • Village Echoes: The Fiction of Wu Zuxiang, by Philip F. Williams, Westview Press, Boulder, 1993; BSOAS LVIII.1 (February, 1995)
  • New Chinese Cinemas: Forms, identities, politics, by Nick Browne, Paul G. Pickowicz, Vivian Sobchack and Esther Yau, editors, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1995; Times Literary Supplement, 27 September 1996, p. 32
  • The Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Literature, edited by Joseph S. M. Lau and Howard Goldblatt, Columbia University Press, New York, 1995; China Quarterly, 146 (June 1996), pp. 654-6
  • Working Daughters of Hong Kong: Filial Piety or Power in the Family, by Janet Salaff, New York: Columbia University Press, 1995; Europe-Asia Studies, vol. 48, no. 7 (November 1996), pp. 1255-56
  • Modern Chinese literary thought: writings on literature 1893-1945, edited by Kirk A. Denton, Stanford University Press, Stanford, 1996, in Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Vol. 60, No. 2 (June 1997), pp. 395-96
  • Writing Women in Late Imperial China, edited by Ellen Widmer and Kang-i Sun Chang, Stanford University Press, Standford, 1997, in Asian Affairs, June 1998, pp. 241-43
  • Death in a Cornfield and Other Stories from Contemporary Taiwan, edited by Ching-Hsi Perng and Chiu-kuei Wang, Oxford University Press, Hong Kong, 1994. xv + 237 pp. Introduction by David Der-wei Wang, in Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia, 1998
  • Text, Power, and Ideology by Yi-tzi Feuerwerker, Harvard Journal of Asiastic Studies, edp 1999
  • Postmodernism and China, by Arif Dirlik and Zhang Xudong, eds, Bulletin of the School of Asian and Oriental Studies, edp. 1999
  • China in a Polycentric World: Essays in Chinese Comparative Literature, edited by Yingjin Zhang, Stanford University Press, Stanford, in China Quarterly, no. 160 (December 1999), pp. 1090-91
  • Chinese Literature in the Second Half of a Modern Century: A Critical Survey, edited by Pang-Yuan Chi and David Der-wei Wang, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, in The China Journal, no. 46 (July 2001), pp. 212-13
  • The true story of Lu Xun by David Pollard, and The true story of Ah Q by Lu Xun, The Chinese University Press, Hong Kong, 2002, in Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, vol. 66, no. 1 (2003), pp. 68-69
  • Acting the Right Part: Political Theater and Popular Drama in Contemporary China, by Xiaomei Chen, University of Hawai’i Press, Honolulu, 2002, in The China Journal, no. 50 (July 2003), pp. 170-71
  • The Chinese Postmodern: Trauma and Irony in Chinese Avant-Garde Fiction, Xiaobin Yang, The University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 2002 ix + 286pp, in The China Review, vol. 3, no. 1 (spring 2003), pp. 155-57
  • Chinese Reportage: The Aesthetics of Historical Experience, by Charles A. Laughlin, Duke University Press, Durham NC, 2002, in The China Journal, no. 51 (January 2004), pp. 153-4
  • The Party and the Arty in China: The New Politics of Culture, by Richard Curt Kraus, in The China Journal, no. 53 (January 2005), pp. 220-22
  • City of the Queen: A Novel of Colonial Hong Kong, by Shi Shu-ching, translated by Sylvia Li-chun Lin and Howard Goldblatt, in The China Review, vol. 6, no. 1 (2006), pp. 20-22
  • Bringing the World Home: Appropriating the West in Late Qing and Early Republican China, by Theodore Huters, MCLC Resource Center, 2006; http://mclc.osu.edu/rc/pubs/reviews/mcdougall.htm
  • The Monster That is History by David Der-wei Wang, Harvard Journal of Asian Studies, vol. 67.1 (June 2007), pp. 201-06
  • Women's Literary Feminism in Twentieth Century China by Amy D. Dooling, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2005, and Chinese Women Writers and the Feminist Imagination, 1905-1948, Routledge, Abington, 2006, China Information, vol. 21.3 (November 2007)
  • Madmen and Other Survivors: Reading Lu Xun’s Fiction by Jeremy Tambling, Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong, 2007, in Journal of Chinese Studies, vol. 47 (2007), pp. 536-38
  • Women's Literary Feminism in Twentieth Century China by Amy D. Dooling, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2005, and Chinese Women Writers and the Feminist Imagination, 1905-1948, Routledge, Abington, 2006, in China Information, vol. 21. 3 (November 2007), pp. 511-53; http://cin.sagepub.com
  • From Ah Q to Lei Feng: Freud and Revolutionary Spirit in 20th Century China by Wendy Larson, Stanford University Press, Stanford, 2009, in The China Quarterly, 198 (June 2009), pp. 481-82
  • The Literature of Leisure and Chinese Modernity by Charles A. Laughlin, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, 2008, in Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews, 31 (2009) pp. 142-43
  • Art in Turmoil: The Chinese Cultural Revolution, 1966-76. Edited by Richard King with Ralph Croizier, Shengtian Zheng and Scott Watson. Vancouver: UBC Press2010In Pacific Affairs, 84.3 (September 2011), pp. 559-60
  • Mao’s New World: Political Culture in the Early People’s Republic by Chang-tai Hung, Ithaca, NY, and London: Cornell University Press, 2011; xv + 352 pp., in The China Quarterly, no. 207, September 2011, pp. 740-41 
  • Review of Tattoo: Three Novellas by Su Tong, translated by Josh Sternberg, Asian Studies Review, 35.3 (September 2011), pp. 411-12