Congratulations to Professor Christopher Rea (University of British Columbia) on the outstanding review of his book Imperfect Understanding: Intimate Portraits of Modern Chinese Celebrities in the journal MCLC, which praises it for providing readers with “a rich contribution to our growing understanding of how the multilingual media sources and a culturally and linguistically diverse readers’ community influenced the public space of Republican China.”
The review further commends Imperfect Understanding: Intimate Portraits of Modern Chinese Celebrities for being
an important contribution to the fields of modern Chinese history, biographical studies, literary aesthetics, philosophy and cosmopolitan non-fiction writing in early twentieth century China. Its attractive layout and richly informative content make the volume ideal course material for graduate seminars or advanced undergraduate courses on modern Chinese literature or history studies. Historical figures familiar to specialists become animated and approachable in the individual sketches, and the appended thumbnail biographies provide details for non-specialist readers.
This book is available from Cambria Press both in print and e-book formats.