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Power versus Law in Modern China: Cities, Courts, and the Communist Party

Qiang Fang and Xiaobing Li


Through detailed study on uniquely acquired legal cases in contemporary China, this book seeks to demonstrate the ways in which China’s legal system in the era of comprehensive reform and rapid economic growth and urbanization remains to be a tool of the Chinese Communist Party. As palpably shown in the four case studies, local party official in China used the law protect and advance their own personal interests at the expense of ordinary citizens, whose lack of power makes them unfortunate victims of a rigged legal system.

Keywords: legal asymmetry, the rule of law, Wuhan Waitan Garden, Professor Wang Peirong, Bo Xilai, Chen Liangyu

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780813173931
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813173931.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Qiang Fang, author
University of Minnesota-Duluth

Xiaobing Li, author
University of Central Oklahoma