The following readings are required for this course. See the calendar section for corresponding topics.

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.

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

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

Blecher, Marc J. “Hegemony and Workers’ Politics in China.” The China Quarterly, no. 170 (June 2002): 283-303.

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

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, 15-62.

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

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

Estelle, James. “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.

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

Hierarchy and Entry/Expansion of the Non-State Sector." Economics of Transition 1, no. 2 (1993): 135-170

Huang, Yasheng. Selling China: Foreign Direct Investment During the Reform Era. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, pp. 8-89. (Forthcoming).

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. (

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

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

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).

-—– China’s Unfinished Economic Revolution. Washington: Brookings, 1998, pp. 1-20, 59-127.

-—– Integrating China into the Global Economy. Washington: Brookings, 2002, pp. 1-28, 106-133.

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

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.

-—– Growing Out of the Plan. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1996, pp. 26-55.

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

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

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

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

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, 247-294.

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

Qian, Yingyi, and Xu Chenggang. “Why China’s Economic Reforms Differ: The M-form
Rawski, Thomas G. “Reforming China’s Economy: What Have We Learned?” The China Journal, no. 41 (Jan. 1999): 139-156.

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

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.

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

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

-—– Forging Reform in China: The Fate of State-Owned Industry. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1998, pp. 1-24, 45-77, 124-164.

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

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

-—– Whither. Socialism. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1994, pp. 207-229.

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

-—– Corporate Governance and Enterprise Reform in China. Washington: World Bank/IFC, 2002. skim entire book. (PDF)

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.

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

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

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

Young, Alwyn. “The Razor’s Edge: Distortions and Incremental Reform in the People’s Republic of China.” The Quarterly Journal of Economics 115, 4.