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7.24.2015

Essential bibliography on prisons and corrections in China

I am sharing a bibliography of Western analyses of prisons and corrections in China, from a paper on Western representations of detention in China I have written for a volume edited with Elisa Nesossi, Sarah Biddulph and Susan Trevaskes, under contract with Ashgate. 



Alabaster, Ernest. Notes and Commentaries on Chinese Criminal Laws, and Cognate Topics.London: Luzac and Co., 1899.

Anderson, Allen F. “A perspective on China's new prison law”, International Criminal Justice Review, n. 6, 1996, pp. 79-88.

Backer, Larry Catà and Wang Keren. "The emerging structures of Chinese constitutionalism: extra-judicial detention and the Chinese constitutional order, Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal, vol. 23, n. 2, 2014, pp. 251 - 341.

Bakken, Borge ed. Crime, Punishment and Policing in China.Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2005. 

Bathia, H. S.  and Tan Chung. The Legal and Political System in China (pre-1949). New Delhi: Deep and Deep Publishing, 1974.

Bejesky, Robert. “Falun Gong re-education through labor: traditional rehabilitation for the “misdirected” to protect societal stability within China's evolving criminal justice system”, Columbia Journal of Asian Law, vol. 17, n. 2, 2004, pp. 147-189. 

Biddulph, Sarah. Legal Reform and Administrative Detention Powers in China.Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Biddulph, Sarah  and Xie Chuanyu. “Regulating drug dependency in China”, The British Journal of Criminology, vol. 51, n. 6, 2011, pp. 978-996.

Bodde, Derk. “Prison Life in Eighteenth Century Peking”, Journal of the American Oriental Society, vol. 89, n. 2, 1969, pp. 311-333.

Bodde, Derk and Clarence Morris. Law in Imperial China. Exemplified by 190 Ch'ing Dynasty Cases. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press, 1967.

Bracey, Dorothy H. “Like a Doctor to a Patient, Like a Parent to a Child". Corrections in the People's Republic of China”, The Prison Journal, 1988, vol. 68, n. 1, pp. 24-33.

Chen, Philip M. Law and Justice. The Legal System in China 2400 B.B. To 1960 A.D.New York: Dunellen Publishing Company, 1973.

Clarke, Donald C.  and James Feinerman. “Antagonistic Contradictions: Criminal Law and Human Rights in China”, The China Quarterly, n. 141, 1995, pp. 135 – 154.

Cowen, Jonathan. “One nation's “Gulag” is another nations's “factory within a fence”: Prison-labor in the People's Republic of China”, UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal, n. 12, 1993-1994, pp. 190 – 236.
Dikötter, Frank.  “Crime and Punishment in Post-Liberation China: The Prisoners of a Beijing Gaol in the 1950s”, The China Quarterly, n. 149, 1997, pp. 147 – 159.
____. “The promise of repentance. Prison reform in modern China”, British Journal of Criminology, vol. 42, n. 2, 2002, pp. 240 – 249.
____. “The Emergence of Labour Camps in Shandong Province, 1942 – 1950”, The China Quarterly, n. 175, 2003, pp. 803 – 817.
____.  “Penology and Reformation in Modern China”, in Borge Bakken ed. Crime, Punishment and Policing in China. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2005, pp. 29 – 64.

Ding, Chunyang. “Involuntary detention and the treatment of the mentally ill: China's 2012 Mental Health Law”, International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, vol. 37, 2014, pp. 581-588.

Dutton, Michael. “Toward a government of the contract: Policing in the Era of Reform”, in Borge Bakken ed. Crime, Punishment and Policing in ChinaLanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2005, pp. 189 – 234.

Dutton, Michael and Xu Zhangrun, “Facing Difference: Relations, Change and the Prison Sector in Contemporary China”, in Robert P. Weiss and Nigel South eds. Comparing Prison Systems. Towards a Comparative and International Penology, Gordon and Breach, 1998, pp. 289 – 336.

Epstein, Edward J.  and Simon Hing-Yan Wong, “The concept of 'dangerousness' in the People's Republic of China and its impact on the treatment of prisoners”, British Journal of Criminology, vol. 36, n. 4, 1996, pp. 472 – 500.

Escarra Jean. Chinese Law, translated from the French by Gertrude R. Browne. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1961.

Fu, Hualing. “Re-education through labor in historical perspective”, The China Quarterly, n. 184, 2005, pp. 811 – 831.
____.  “Punishing for Profit. Profitability and Rehabilitation in a laojiao institution”, in Neil J. Diamant, Stanley Lubman e Kevin J. O’Brien eds., Engaging the Law in China. State, Society, and Possibilities for Justice. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2005, pp. 213-229.
____. “Dissolving Laojiao”, China Rights Forum, n. 1, 2009, pp. 54-58.

Hu Junmin, Min Yang, Huang Xiaoqi and Jeremy Coid, “Forensic psychiatry in China”, International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, vol. 34, n. 1, 2011, pp. 7-12.

International Society for Human Rights. Unlock the Laogaidui. The forced labor system of the People's Republic of China: victims, methods, practices and its impact worldwide. (without date)

Lifton, Robert Jay. “Chinese Communist “Thought Reform”: Confession and Re-Education of Western Civilians”, Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, vol. 33, n. 9, 1957, pp. 626 – 644.

Peiping abuses human rights. The Continental Press, 1978.

Pearson,  Veronica. “The Chinese equation in mental health policy and practice: order plus control equal stability”, International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, vol. 19, n. 3-4, 1996, pp. 437-458.

Gil, Vincent E., Marco S. Wang, et al. “Prostitutes, prostitution and STD/HIV transmission in mainland China”, Social Science and Medicine, vol. 42, n. 1, 1996, pp. 141 -152.

Griffin, Patricia. “Prison Management in the Kiangsi and Yenan Periods”, The China Quarterly, n. 58, 1974, pp. 310 – 331.

Hung, Veron Meiying. “Improving Human Rights in China: Should Re-education Through Labour be Abolished?”, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, vol. 1, 2003, pp. 303-326.

Jiang Shanhe, Xiang Deping, Chen Qi et. al. “Community Corrections in China: Development and Challenges”, The Prison Journal, vol. 94, pp. 75 – 96.

Leng Shao-chuan, “The Role of Law in the People's Republic of China as Reflecting Mao Tse-Tung's Influence”, The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, n. 68, vol. 3, 1977, pp. 356-373.
____. “Criminal Justice in Post-Mao China: Some preliminary observations”, The China Quarterly, n. 87, 1981, pp. 440 – 469.

Lifton, Robert Jay. Though reform and the psychology of totalism: a study of 'brainwashing' in China.New York: Norton Co., 1963.
____. “Thought reform of Chinese intellectuals: a psychiatric evaluation”, Journal of Social Issues, n. 3, 1957, pp. 5 – 20.
____. “Thought reform of Western civilians in Chinese Communist prisons”, Psychiatry, n. 19, 1956, pp. 173-195.

Liu Liu and Wing Hong Chui, ”Social Support and Chinese Female Offenders' Prison Adjustment”, The Prison Journal, vol. 94, 2014, pp. 30 – 51.
Merli, Maria Giovanna, James Moody, Jeffrey Smith, et. al. “Challenges to recruiting population representative samples of female sex workers in China using respondent driven sampling”, Social Science and Medicine, vol. 125, 2015, pp. 1 – 214.
Millard, Thomas F., The End of extra-territoriality in China. Shanghai, ABC Press, 1931. 

Miller,  Eugene. “Prison Industries in the People's Republic of China”, The Prison Journal, vol. 62, n. 2, 1982, pp. 52-57.

Mühlahn, Klaus. Criminal Justice in China: A History.Harvard: Harvard University Press, 2009.

Munro, Robin. “Political Psychiatry in Post-Mao China and its Origins in the Cultural Revolution”, Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, vol. 30, n. 1, 2002, pp. 97-106.
____.   China’s Psychiatric Inquisition. Dissent, Psychiatry and the Law in Post-1949 China.London: Wildy, Simmonds and Hill, 2006.

Nesossi, Elisa. “Reforming Criminal Justice in the People's Republic of China. The Black Hole of Pre-Trial Detention”, Journal of Comparative Law, n. 3, 2008, pp. 305 – 315.
____.  China's Pre-Trial Justice: Criminal Justice, Human Rights and Legal Reforms in Contemporary China.London: Wildy, Simmonds and Hill, 2012.

Pasqualini,  Jean. “Glimpses inside China's gulag”, The China Quarterly, n. 134, 1993, pp. 352 – 357.

Pearson, Veronica. “Law, rights and psychiatry in the People's Republic of China”, International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, vol. 15, n. 4, 1992, pp. 409-423.

Peerenboom, Randall. “Out of the Pan and into the Fire: Well-intentioned but Misguided Recommendations to Eliminate All Forma of Administrative Detention in China”, Northwestern University Law Review, vol. 98, n. 3, 2004.

Report of the Commission on Extra-territoriality in China. London: H.M. Stationery Office, 1926.

Schein, Edward H. “The Chinese indoctrination program for prisoners of war: a study of attempted 'brainwashing'”, Psychiatry, n. 19, 1956, pp. 149-172.

Seymour, James D. “Sizing Up China's Prisons”, in Borge Bakken ed. Crime, Punishment and Policing in China. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2005, pp. 141 - 170.

Seymour, James D. and Richard Anderson, New Ghosts, Old Ghosts. Prison and Labor Reform Camps in China.Armonk: M. E. Sharpe, 1999.

Shaw, Victor N. “Productive Labor and Thought Reform in Chinese Corrections: A Historical and Comparative Perspective”, The Prison Journal, vol. 78, n. 2, 1998, pp. 186-211.

Smith, Aminda M.  “Remoulding minds in postsocialist China: Maoist reeducation and twenty-first-century subjects”, Postcolonial Studies, vol. 15, issue 4, 2012, pp. 453-466.
____. “The Dilemma of Thought Reform. Beijing Reformatories and the Origins of Reeducation through Labor, 1949 – 1957”, Modern China, vol. 39, n. 2, March 2013, pp. 203-234.
 ____. “Thought Reform and the Unreformable: Reeducation Centers and the Rhetoric of Opposition in the Early People's Republic of China”, The Journal of Asian Studies, vol. 72, issue 4, 2013, pp. 937 – 958.
____.  Thought Reform and China's Dangerous Classes: Reeducation, Resistance, and the People. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2013.

Tanner,  Harold. “China's 'Gulag' reconsidered: Labor Reform in the 1980s and 1990s”, China Information, vol. 9, n. 1, 1994, pp. 40 – 71.
____. Strike Hard! Anti-Crime Campaigns and Chinese Criminal Justice, 1979 – 1985. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1999.

Tucker, Joseph, Xin Ren and Flora Sapio. “Incarcerated sex workers and HIV prevention in China: Social suffering and social justice countermeasures”, Social Science and Medicine, vol. 70, n. 1, 2010, pp. 1 – 9. 

World Anti-Communist League. Documented evidence how the Chinese communists impinge on human rights. Republic of China: 1997.

Wong, Kam C. Sheltering for examination (shoushen) in the PRC: Law, Policy and Practices. Baltimore: University of Maryland School of Law, 1997.
“Police powers and control in the People's Republic of China: The History of Shoushen”, Columbia Journal of Asian Law, n. 10, 1996, pp. 367-390.

Yan, Hairong and Barry Sautman. “Chasing Ghosts: Rumours and Representations of the Export of Chinese Convict Labour to Developing Countries”, The China Quarterly, n. 210, 2012, pp. 398 - 418.

Yang Shao, Bin Xie, Mary Jo Del Vecchio and Byron L. Good, “Current legislation on admission of mentally ill patients in China”, International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, vol. 33, n. 1, 2010, pp. 52-57.

Wu, Harry and Cole Goodrich. “A Jail by Any Other Name: Labor Camp Abolition in the Context of Arbitrary Detention in China”, Human Rights Brief, n. 21, 2014, pp. 2 – 69.

Wu, Yenna and Simona Livescu. Human rights, suffering and aesthetics in political prison literature.Plymouth: Lexington Books, 2011.


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