J OF CHIN POLIT SCI (2018) 23:621–622 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11366-018-9556-5 BOOK REVIEW Jean C. Oi and Steven M. Goldstein, eds. Zouping Revisited: Adaptive Governance in a Chinese County (Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2018), 248p. $60 Hardcover Stephen B. Herschler Published online: 5 June 2018 Journal of Chinese Political Science/Association of Chinese Political Studies 2018 Having conducted fieldwork on county-level administrative reform in the 1990s, I find this book provides an excellent update of how Chinese economic development in the twenty-first century has impacted local administrative structure and practice. The editors’ introduction states the book’s central question: how is it that China’s largely unchanged political structure still operates effectively when the country’seconomic environment has undergone tremendous change? This well-crafted edited volume elicits its answers from Shandong Province’s Zouping County. Zouping first achieved academic prominence in the 1980s through Michel Oksenberg’s success in securing the Chinese government’s permission for foreign researchers to study government in the locality. Over 200 scholars have since studied Zouping. Both an homage to and a continuation of Oksenberg’swork on Chinese administration, the volume’s contributors fittingly represent several genera- tions of expertise on local Chinese administration. The book argues that Zouping’s broader comparative utility derives in part from
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