Qiang Fang wins the 2022 Academic Excellence Award from Chinese Historians in the United States (CHUS)
The CHUS Academic Excellence Award is presented to Dr. Qiang Fang 'For His Scholarly Contributions by Publishing an Excellent Monograph', 'The Communist Judicial System in China, 1927-1976: Building on Fear' (Amsterdam University Press, 2021).
As an affiliated society of the American Historical Association (AHA), CHUS has grown into an academic organization consisting of more than 150 historians from the academia in the U.S., China, and the rest of the globe. The award was presented at the AHA Annual Conference in New Orleans on January 8th, 2022.
Amsterdam University Press congratulate Qiang Fang on this significant achievement.
About the Book
Drawing on hundreds of newly released judicial archives and court cases, this book analyzes the communist judicial system in China from its founding period to the death of Mao Zedong. It argues that the communist judicial system was built when the CCP was engaged in a life-or-death struggle with the GMD, meaning that the overriding aim of the judicial system was, from the outset, to safeguard the Party against both internal and external adversaries. This fundamental insecurity and perennial fear of loss of power obsessed the Party throughout the era of Mao and beyond, prompting it to launch numerous political campaigns, which forced communist judicial cadres to choose between upholding basic legal norms and maintaining Party order. In doing all of this, The Communist Judicial System in China, 1927-1976: Building on Fear fills a major lacuna in our understanding of communist-era China.
About the Author
Dr. Qiang Fang is professor of East Asian History at the University of Minnesota Duluth.
Qiang Fang is series editor of the AUP series China: From Revolution to Reform. To submit a proposal to this series, contact Commissioning Editor Shannon Cunningham (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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