Corruption in Transitional China

A 33-year study

By Qingli Meng

Corruption in Transitional China is an invaluable and informative volume for those interested in corruption issues and anti-corruption policies, not only in China, but elsewhere. The book offers 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 the Chinese government's economic and fiscal policies. It is quite comprehensive so it can be used as a reference work, while parts also read like a novel as the author illustrates types of corruption with typical cases. The book is based on five years of personal painstaking research by the author to gather 33 years' worth of data covering all 31 provinces in China, from Procuratorate Year Books and Working Reports, along with other official announcements and proclamations by central government agencies. The book 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 effects. [Subject: Criminology, Asian Studies, Chinese Studies]

Publication Date: 11/17/2014
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9789462401389