Suing the local state: Administrative litigation in rural China

Kevin J. O'BRIEN*, Lianjiang LI

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)peer-review

116 Citations (Scopus)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-96
Number of pages22
JournalChina Journal
Issue number51
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

This article was first presented at a conference on Law and Society in China, held at the University of California, Berkeley, in September 2002. A different version of the paper will appear in a book titled Engaging the Law in China: State, Society, and Possibilities for Justice, edited by Neil J. Diamant, Stanley B. Lubman and Kevin J. O'Brien (Stanford University Press, forthcoming). For helpful comments, we would like to thank Anita Chan, Donald Clarke, Neil Diamant, Marc Galanter, Stanley Lubman, Randall Peerenboom and Jonathan Unger. Generous financial support was provided by the Asia Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation, the Research and Writing Program of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, the Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and Hong Kong Baptist University.

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