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The following readings are required for this course. Please refer to the calendar section to note which topics correspond to the readings.
Alford, William. "The More Law, the More . . .? Measuring Legal Reform in the People's Republic of China." Center for Research on Economic Development and Policy Reform. Working Paper no. 59. Stanford University, August 2000.

Angang, Hu. "Public Exposure of Economic Losses Resulting from Corruption" China and World Economy 10, 4 (July-Aug. 2002): 44-49.

Amsden, Alice H. The Rise of the Rest. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2001, Chap. 1 (pp. 1-28).

Blecher, Marc J. "Hegemony and Workers' Politics in China." The China Quarterly, 170 (June 2002): 283-303.

Cai, Yongshun. "The Resistance of Chinese Laid-off Workers in the Reform Period." The China Quarterly, No. 170 (June 2002): 327-344.

Carruthers, Bruce G., and Terence C. Halliday. Rescuing Business: The Making of Corporate Bankruptcy Law in England and the United States. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 1998, Chap. 1 (pp. 15-44).

Chu, Yun-han, and Jih-wen Lin. "Political Development in 20th-Century Taiwan: State-Building, Regime Transformation and the Construction of National Identity." The China Quarterly 165, (March 2001).

Ding, X.L. "The Quasi-Criminalization of a Business Sector in China." Crime, Law & Social Change 35, 3 (April 2001): 177-202.

Dittmer, Lowell and Yu-shan Wu. "The Modernization of Factionalism in Chinese Politics." World Politics 47, 4 (July 1995): 467-94.

Franz, Schurman. Ideology and Organization in Communist China. Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 1968, Chapters 1-3.

Guthrie, Doug. Dragon in a Three Piece Suit. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 1999.

Hays Gries, Peter. "Tears of Rage: Chinese Nationalism and the Belgrade Embassy Bombing." The China Journal, No. 45 (July 2001): 25-43.

Huang, Yasheng. Selling China. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, forthcoming.

Kornai, Janos. "What the Change of System from Socialism to Capitalism Does and Does Not Mean." Journal of Economic Perspectives 14, 1 (Winter 2000): 27-42.

Lardy, Nicholas R. China's Unfinished Economic Revolution. Washington: Brookings, 1998, pp. 1-20.

------. "The Challenge of Bank Restructuring in China." Bank for International Settlements Policy Papers, No. 7, (1999): 17-39.

MacFarquhar, Roderick. "The Coming of the Cataclysm 1961-1966." In The Origins of the Cultural Revolution.  Vol. 3. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 1997.

------. "Demolition Man." In New York Review of Books. March 27, 1997. 

Montinola, Gabriella, Yingyi Qian, and Barry Weingast. "Federalism, Chinese Style: The Political Basis for Economic Success." World Politics 48, 1 (1996): 50-81.

Maxim, Boycko, Andrei Shleifer, and Robert Vishny. Privatizing Russia. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1995, Chap. 2 (pp. 19-46).

Mai, Lu. "China's Urgent Challenge: To Provide Public Goods in a Market Environment." Unpublished manuscript, 2002. 

North, Douglass, and Barry Weingast. "Constitutions and Commitment: The Evolution of Institutions Governing Public Choice in Seventeenth-Century England." The Journal of Economic History, No. 49 (1989): 803-832.

Nolan, Peter H. China and the Global Business Revolution. London: Palgrave, 2001, Chap. 1 (pp. 1-25).

Oi, Jean. "Fiscal Reform and the Economic Foundations of Local State Corporatism." World Politics 45, 1 (October 1992): 99-126.

Prasenjit, Duara. Culture, Power, and the State: Rural North China, 1900-1942. Stanford: Stanford Univ. Press, 1988.

Perry, Elizabeth J., and Li Xun. Proletarian Power: Shanghai in the Cultural Revolution. Boulder: Westview, 1997.

Peerenboom, Randall. "Seek Truth From Facts: An Empirical Study of Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in the PRC." 2001.

Rose-Ackerman, Susan. Corruption and Government. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1999, pp. 1-25. 

Saich, Anthony. "Negotiating the State." The China Quarterly 161, (March 2000):  124-141.

Shleifer, Andrei, and Robert W. Vishny. The Grabbing Hand. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press, 1998, Chap. 1 (pp. 1-17).

Shleifer, Andrei, and Daniel Treisman. Without a Map: Political Tactics and Economic Reform in Russia. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2000, Chap. 1 and 2 (pp. 1-38).

Shirk, Susan. The Political Logic of Economic Reform in China. Berkeley: Univ. of California, 1993.

Tsai, Kellee. Back-Alley Banking: Private Entrepreneurs in China. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press, 2002. 

Unger, Jonathan and Geremie Barme, eds. Chinese Nationalism. (Armonk: M. E. Sharpe) 1996.

Wank, David L. Commodifying Communism. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1999.

Xiaobo, Lu. "Booty Socialism, Bureau-preneurs, and the State in Transition: Organizational Corruption in China." Comparative Politics 32, 3 (2000): 273-294.

Xiaoying, Wang. "The Post-Communist Personality." The China Journal, (January 2002): 1-18.

Hirschman, Albert. Journeys Toward Progress. New York: Twentieth Century Fund, 1963.



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