With his book The Communist Judicial System in China, 1927-1976, Qiang Fang has won both the 2022 Academic Excellence Award from Chinese Historians in the United States (CHUS) and the 2022 Best Scholarly Publication Award of the Association of Chinese Professors of Social Science (ACPSS).
"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)
"Overall, Fang’s book accomplishes its aim, delivers a sound historical analysis and offers a critical approach to the judicial system and its role within the governance of the PRC, a role that seems likely to continue shaping the future of China and its citizens. The Communist Judicial System in China, 1927–1976 merits the attention of observers wishing to understand not only the legal and judicial aspects of the PRC but also the complexities of the CCP administration through one of its most substantial apparatus."
- Guilherme Vargas Castilhos, Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 74, Iss. 8 (2022)