Sweeping changes have altered the cultural landscape of China. This volume provides an insightful glimpse of policing in the midst of such change. Beginning with a historical account of police reform in the region since 2000, it discusses the difficulties encountered in trying to understand Chinese policing. Demonstrating how old ideologies are increasingly in conflict with the values and lifestyles of a new mentality, the book discusses steps that can be taken to improve professionalism. The final chapters highlight the importance of understanding the Chinese people, culture, values, and interests in order to truly effectuate successful police reform.

chapter 1|50 pages


chapter 3|60 pages

Taking Stock

chapter 4|86 pages

Legitimacy Crisis

chapter 5|82 pages

Reform Measures

chapter 6|66 pages

Reform to Police Accountability

chapter 7|15 pages