China Review International: Vol. 3, No. 2, Fall 2006 hensive library of writings on Taiwan. Since the papers are cobbled together from many different disciplines, however, the book lacks the cohesion that would make it useful as a textbook. Unfortunately, the quality of the papers is uneven. With many authors failing to address adequately the importance of power, it remains short of its stated goal of mapping out the contours of both Chineseness and Taiwaneseness on the island. In spite of a few excellent contributions, it remains a minor contribution to an understanding of power and nationalism. Scott Simon Scott Simon is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Ottawa specializing in ethnic and national dimensions of development in Taiwan. Michael Marmé. Suzhou: Where the Goods of All the Provinces Converge. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2005. xiv, 369 pp. Hardcover 55.00, isbn 08047328. There is something for everybody in this provocative and challenging book. Suzhou wowed the Frenchman Idisore Hedde as much in 845 as it did Marco Polo almost six centuries before. And what student of Chinese urbanism can forget the powerful juxtaposition, in G. William Skinner's landmark The City in Late Imperial China,
China Review International – University of Hawai'I Press
Published: Jan 24, 2007
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