1 China’s Transition: Success Or Failure?

Rawski, Thomas G. “Reforming China’s Economy: What Have We Learned?” The China Journal, No. 41 (Jan. 1999): 139-156.

Woo, Wing Thye. “The Real Reasons for China’s Growth.” The China Journal, No. 41 (Jan. 1999): 115-137.

Stiglitz, Joseph E. “Wither Reform? Ten Years of Transition.” Paper prepared for World Bank Annual Conference on Development Economics, Washington D.C., April 1999. (

Lardy, Nicholas R. “When Will China’s Financial System Meet China’s Needs?.” Paper prepared for Conference on Policy Reform in China, Center for Research on Economic Development and Policy Reform, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, November 18-20, 1999 (Revised February 2000).

2 Command Planning And The China Difference

Yifu Lin, Justin, Fang Cai, and Zhou Li. The China Miracle. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 1996, Pp. 19-50.

Naughton, Barry. Growing Out of the Plan. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1996, Pp. 26-55.

Qian, Yingyi, and Xu Chenggang. “Why China’s Economic Reforms Differ: The M-form Hierarchy and Entry/Expansion of the Non-State Sector.” Economics of Transition, Vol. 1(2) (1993): 135-170.

Sachs, Jeffrey, and Wing Thye Woo. “Understanding China’s Economic Performance.” NBER Working Paper No. 5935, 1997. (available in Dewey library)

3 Agricultural Transformation

Ash, Robert F. “The Evolution of Agricultural Policy.” The China Quarterly (116), (Dec. 1988): 529-555.

Kojima, Reeitsu. “Agricultural Organization: New Forms, New Contradictions.” The China Quarterly (116), (Dec. 1988): 706-735.

Oi, Jean. “Fiscal Reform and the Economic Foundations of Local State Corporatism.” World Politics, Vol. 45, no. 1 (October 1992): 99-126.

Sargeson, Sally, and Jian Zhang. “Reassessing the Role of the Local State: A Case Study of Local Government Interventions in Property Rights Reform in a Hangzhou District.” The China Journal, no. 42 (July 1999): 77-99.

Shleifer, Andrei, and Robert W. Vishny. The Grabbing Hand: Government Pathologies and Their Cures. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press, 1998, Pp. 1-13.

4 Reforming State-Owned Enterprises

Boycko, Maxim, Andrei Shleifer, and Robert Vishny. Privatizing Russia. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1995, Pp. 19-67.

Steinfeld, Edward S. Forging Reform in China: The Fate of State-Owned Industry. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1998, Pp. 1-24, 45-77, 124-164.

Tenev, Stoyan, and Chunlin Zhang. Corporate Governance and Enterprise Reform in China. Washington: World Bank/IFC, 2002, Pp. 1-104. (PDF)

5 The Rise Of The Private Sector

Gregory, Neil, Stoyan Tenev, and Dileep Wagle. China’s Emerging Private Enterprises: Prospects for the New Century, International Finance Corporation, 2000 (

Unger, Jonathan, and Anita Chan. “Inheritors of the Boom: Private Enterprise and the Role of Local Government in a Rural South China Township.” The China Journal, no. 42 (July 1999): 45-76.

6 Financial System Reform

Stiglitz, Joseph E. Whither Socialism. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1994, Pp. 207-229.

Lardy, Nicholas R. China’s Unfinished Economic Revolution. Washington: Brookings, 1998, Pp. 1-20, 59-127.

Langlois, John D. “The WTO and China’s Financial System.” The China Quarterly, no. 167 (September 2001): 610-629.

Steinfeld, Edward S. “Free Lunch or Last Supper: China’s Debt-Equity Swaps in Context.” The China Business Review, (July-August 2000): 22-27.

7 Public Governance And Rule Of Law

Naughton, Barry. “How Much Can Regional Integration Do to Unify China’s Markets?” Center for Research on Economic Development and Policy Reform, Working Paper no. 58, Stanford University, August 2000. (

Young, Alwyn. “The Razor’s Edge: Distortions and Incremental Reform in the People’s Republic of China.” The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. CXV, no. 4.

Ding, X.L. “The Quasi-Criminalization of a Business Sector in China.” Crime, Law & Social Change, Vol.35, No.3 (April 2001): 177-202.

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.

Recommended: Peerenboom, Randall. China’s Long March Toward Rule of Law. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2002.

8 Corporate Governance

Pinto, Brian, Vladimir Drebentsov, and Alexander Morozov. “Dismantling Russia’s Nonpayments System: Creating Conditions for Growth.” World Bank, 1999. (

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, Pp. 15-62.

Pan, Philip. “High Tide of Labor Unrest in China.” The Washington Post, Jan. 21, 2002.

Tenev, Stoyan, and Chunlin Zhang. Corporate Governance and Enterprise Reform in China. Washington: World Bank/IFC, 2002, skim entire book.

9 Social Security And Pension Reform

Hussain, Athar. “Social Welfare in China in the Context of Three Transitions.” Center for Research on Economic Development and Policy Reform, Working Paper no. 66, Stanford University, August 2000.

Croll, Elisabeth J. “Social Welfare Reform: Trends and Tensions,” The China Quarterly, no. 159 (September 1999): 684-699.

James, Estelle. “How Can China Solve Its Old Age Security Problem? The Interaction between Pension, SOE, and Financial Market Reform.” Paper presented at the Conference on Financial Sector Reform in China. Harvard University, September 2001.

10 Foreign Direct Investment And WTO

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, World Investment Report 2001: Promoting Linkages, United Nations, Geneva, 2001 (read “Overview,” available online at

Huang, Yasheng. Selling China: Foreign Direct Investment During the Reform Era. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, forthcoming, Pp. 8-89.

Lardy, Nicholas R. Integrating China into the Global Economy. Washington: Brookings, 2002, Pp. 1-28, 106-133.

11 The Quest For Global Competitiveness

Amsden, Alice H. Asia’s Next Giant. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 1989, Pp. 3-23.

Nolan, Peter H. Chap.1 In China and the Global Economy. London: Palgrave, 2001.

Perkins, Dwight. “Industrial and Financial Policies in China and Vietnam: A New Model or a Replay of the East Asian Experience?” In The East Asian Miracle Revisited. Edited by Joseph Stiglitz and Shahid Yusuf. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2001, Pp. 247-294.

Steinfeld, Edward S. “Chinese Enterprise Development and the Challenge of Global Integration.” Paper prepared for World Bank East Asia Prospects study. January 2002.

12 Social Stability And Prospects For The Future

Stiglitz, Joseph. “China: Forging a Third Generation of Reforms.” Speech delivered July 23, 1999, Beijing, China. (download from, search for “Stiglitz”)

Blecher, Marc J. “Hegemony and Workers’ Politics in China.” The China Quarterly, no. 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.

Minxin, Pei. “China’s Governance Crisis.” Foreign Affairs, (Sept/Oct. 2002).