Compilation: Women Leading Lawmaking in China

This compilation of papers brings together some of China’s leading voices on gender and the law. The Gender and Law Expert group was brought together by the Ford Foundation at Wellesley College in September 2009. These experts are defined by the significant individual and collective mark they have left on China’s gender and law landscape.

Ling Li. Lost in Translation: The Rule of guanxi, An Alternative to the Rule of Law. Interpretation of law in China — Roots and Perspectives

Although it still remains largely unsettled, the topic of “guanxi” seems to have slipped from the radar screens of sociologists, anthropologists as well as of China scholars in general. In sharp contrast and as a matter of real life experience, “guanxi” is alive and kicking as it were, i.e. a far from outdated phenomenon.