"With the fate of economic reform in the PRC increasingly dependent on the establishment of a viable domestic legal framework, you will not want to miss [this fine] collection.... Unlike most studies by scholars outside of China, which tend to focus unduly on law pertaining to foreign economic relations, this set of essays concentrates on the ultimately more important topic of China's domestic legal reform."
-- William Alford,
Harvard Law School
"A major contribution to the background literature that every scholar and lawyer interested in China during the 90's should have.... The individual papers provide depth and insights needed to understand the rapid changes now taking place in China and in its legal system. ... Each piece looks behind the formal legal institutions to put them in Chinese historical, social and economic perspective.... It deserves to be in every collection dealing with China."
-- Whitmore Gray,
University of Michigan Law School
"A valuable contribution.... The contributors, all experienced and sophisticated students of China, bring to the study of domestic Chinese legal institutions an appreciation both of broader theoretical issues and of how things really work in practice, an appreciation all too rare in many works on the same subject."
-- Donald C. Clarke,
University of Washington Law School