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LETTER FROM THE EDITORS China Review International has been launched, and from reports that we have received from across the profession, it has a significant contribution to make in promoting scholarly literacy on China. Our editorial assumption is that educators who work on China have both a disciplinary and a regional definition, and hence, can benefit from a broad familiarity with literature across the full spectrum of the academy. As "Sinologists," we need to know about more than just our research areas. In this second issue we are again able to offer a collection of reviews representing a wide range of scholarship. In this inaugural volume, we have tried to set a pattern, making these two issues as full and rich as possible. At the same time, we have succeeded in keeping the cost to our subscribers very low indeed. CRI is a bargain for libraries, individual subscribers, and especially students. As you will have noticed, our editorial hand is light. It is our determined policy to allow reviewers their own voices—many voices, many different standards , many styles of engagement. At the end of this first year of publication, we would like to express sincere appreciation to the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange and the University of Hawaii's School of Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Studies (SHAPS), which together have provided us the financial support necessary to initiate this project. The future shape, content, and continued good health of the journal will depend upon all who collaborate with us as featured authors, reviewers , and as personal subscribers. Roger T. Ames Daniel Cole Cynthia Ning ...


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