How have the historical experiences and legacies of the communist revolution before 1949 and socialism under Mao influenced the course of reform and development in China since the 1980s? And how do Chinese intellectuals reexamine the aspects and trajectories of socialism and reform in China and reinterpret the links and discontinuities between them? The Rethinking Socialism and Reform in China series presents the most innovative studies in English translation by leading Chinese scholars, which have been originally published by Open Times (Kaifang shidai), one of the most influential journals in China that appeals to both academics and the general public. The planned volumes of the series cover a variety of themes ranging from the communist revolution, social control and mobilization, and everyday power relations in Maoist China, to economic change, governance and resistance, gender, ethnicity, and cultural issues in recent decades.
Huaiyin Li received his M.A. from the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 1987 and Ph.D. from UCLA in 2000. He is a professor of history and Asian studies and director of the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. His books include Village Governance in North China, 1875–1936 (Stanford, 2005), Village China under Socialism and Reform: A Microhistory, 1948–2008 (Stanford, 2009), and Reinventing Modern China: Imagination and Authenticity in Chinese Historical Writing (Hawai’i, 2013).
Wu Chongqing, Ph.D. (1964), is Professor of Philosophy at Sun Yat-sen University. He has published monographs and articles on China, including The Path to the Sun Village (Law Press) and Baseless Society of Acquaintance and Social Reconstruction (Social Sciences Academic Press).
Joel Andreas, Johns Hopkins University Xiaoping Cong, University of Houston Alexander Day, Occidental College Brian DeMare, Tulane University Han Xiaorong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University William Hurst, Northwestern University Li Fangchun, Chongqing University Jack Qiu, Chinese University of Hong Kong Yafeng Xia, Long Island University Yan Hairong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Yan Xiaojun, University of Hong Kong