Wang proposes and applies an invative analytical framework to study the institutional continuity and changes in China. More specifically, this study examines and explains the peculiar premodernity and the profound modernization process of China. On the track of a state-led modernization, the dragon of China is found to be institutionally entering the nets of the market ecomy. An inquiry of China's labour allocation patterns and their changes serves as the indicator for the institutional analysis.
Fei-Ling Wang is Assistant Professor at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology.