• Wang Simeng, Illusions et souffrances: Les migrants chinois à Paris (Illusions and suffering: Chinese migrants in Paris)

    Paris, Editions Rue d’Ulm, 2017. Review by Emilie Tran Rare is an academic work that can be devoured in one sitting like a novel. Illusions…

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  • Teresa Wright, Party and State in Post-Mao China

    Malden, Cambridge, Polity Press, 2015, 200 pp. Review by Émilie Tran Party and State in Post-Mao China is one of 15 or so titles thus…

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  • John Osburg, Anxious Wealth: Money and Morality Among China’s New Rich

    Stanford, Stanford University Press, 2013, 248 pp. Review by Émilie Tran John Osburg’s work was published at a time when China was engaging in an…

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  • Guo Baogang, China’s Quest for Political Legitimacy: The New Equity

    Guo Baogang, China’s Quest for Political Legitimacy: The New Equity –Enhancing Politics, Lanham, Lexington Books, 2010, 216 pp. How does the Communist Party of China…

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  • Jos Gamble, Shanghai in Transition : Changing Perspectives and Social Contours of a Chinese Metropolis

    Here is a new monograph on Shanghai, this publication being distinguished by the originality of its angle of analysis. In order to report the numerous…

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  • From Senior Official to Top Civil Servant
    An enquiry into the Shanghai Party school

    The months, even more the weeks leading up to the Sixteenth Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), in the course of which were to…

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  • Joseph Fewsmith, Elite Politics in Contemporary China

    Joseph Fewsmith is known for his extensive work on the contemporary political scene in China; and he has in recent years come to be considered…

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  • Lü Xiaobo, Cadres and Corruption – The Organizational Involution of the Chinese Communist Party

    The publication of Lü Xiaobo’s book could not have been timelier. Indeed, its appearance coincided with the launch of Peking’s anti-corruption drive early last year,…

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