Corruption in Transitional China is an invaluable and informative volume for
anyone interested in corruption issues and anti-corruption policies not only in
China but applicable elsewhere.
This is the first-ever work offering comprehensive quantitative and qualitative
analyses of the manifestation and determinants of corruption throughout China
between 1979 and 2012. Among other observations, the evolutionary process
in the nature and forms of corruption are closely related to changes in Chinese
government economic and fiscal policies. It is so comprehensive it could be used
as a reference work while parts of it read like a novel as the author illustrates types of corruption with typical cases.
This research is descriptive and exploratory. With no centralized national
data statistics, this work is based on five years of personal painstaking
research by the author to gather 33 years' data covering all 31 Provinces of
China from Procuratorate Year Books and Working Reports and other official
announcements and proclamations by the central government agencies.
The author clearly identifies three stages of social, economic, and political
evolution as well as three stages of corruption, each with identifiable patterns
with different dominant corruption types and law enforcement anti-corruption