--Yiching Wu, "The China Quarterly"
"While most people have already cast China as a capitalist country with a communist government, Lin Chun shows that there may be life in Chinese socialism yet. Combining erudition, passion, and an engaging writing style, Lin challenges a lot of conventional wisdom about China. This book should be on the shelf of everyone who has any interest in the course of the Chinese economy and society."--Meghnad Desai, author of "Marx's Revenge: The Resurgence of Capitalism and the Death of Statist Socialism"
"With quite exceptional historical and theoretical insight, Lin Chun examines what remains of the Chinese Revolution's socialist legacy and explores the prospects for the rebirth of a new kind of Chinese socialism in the People's Republic. This very original and thought-provoking study is essential reading for those concerned about the future of China and the fate of socialism in the age of capitalist globalization."--Maurice Meisner, author of "Mao's China and After: A History of the People's Republic "
""The Transformation of Chinese Socialism" is an important book. Lin Chun's grasp of the issues of Chinese socialism, and the serious engagement with which she presents them, easily makes the book by far the best discussion of socialism in China available in English."--Arif Dirlik, "The China Review"
""The Transformation of Chinese Socialism," certainly the most intellectually stimulating book written on the reform era, is an eloquent plea to create a democratic "socialist market system" that combines the more egalitarian and democratic features of traditional China, the modern Chinese revolutionary experience, and the innovations of the reform period. . . . In making historically plausible the vision of a 'socialist market system, ' Lin Chun challenges the assumption that only a capitalist economy allows for the possibility of political democracy."--Maurice Meisner, "The Progressive"