This book examines the learning curve of the People's Supreme Court of China as an expanding Chinese national institution that has played a key role in the struggle for the rule of law in China. Within the unity of state administration and the requirements of the constitution, the court has negotiated the changing tension between politics and law through improvising new formats of interpretation and supervision in response to the changing priorities of revolution and market reform.
1. The Supreme People’s Court in China’s Struggle for the Rule of Law 2. The Pragmatic Formatting of 'Justice and Efficiency' 3. The Supreme People’s Court and the Local Courts 4. The Supreme People’s Court and Recent Death Penalty Reforms 5. The Supreme People’s Court, Judicial Review and Transparency 6. The Supreme People’s Court: Between power and principle.