"One can only admire the patience and the attention to detail that the author applies to reassembling the pieces of the puzzle. . . Offers a precise and concrete illustration of the realities."—Marie-Claire Bergère, Chinese Perspectives
About the Author
Jean C. Oi is William Haas Professor of Chinese Politics and was Director of the Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford. Her publications include Rural China Takes Off: Institutional Foundations of Economic Reform (1999). She is also co-editor, with Andrew Walder, of Property Rights and Economic Reform in China (Stanford, 1999). Nara Dillon is Assistant Professor of Political Studies at Bard College.