With his book The Communist Judicial System in China, 1927-1976, Qiang Fang has won the 2022 Academic Excellence Award from Chinese Historians in the United States (CHUS), a national historical association with many distinguished historians.
"There is much to appreciate in this book’s coverage of familiar issues and time periods in the legal history of the Chinese Party-state. Fang’s thematic of "fear" helps explain the repressive conduct of an insecure regime. [...] The book is enriched by its reporting on details of local cases, statistics on judicial appointments and decisions, and its explanations of the political and policy contexts for judicial behavior. Fang’s book is a useful contribution to understanding law and governance in the PRC."
- Pitman B. Potter, University of British Columbia, The China Journal, No. 87 (2022)