Guanxi & Science Ethics: A Double-Edged Sword

By Steven Lewis, Di Di and Elaine Howard Ecklund

As China continues to open up to the transnational circulation of labor, ideas, technology and capital under globalization, one must wonder: will Chinese society’s more cosmopolitan and transnational groups continue to be guided by guanxi, the system of social networks and influential relationships that facilitate business and other dealings?

A study on the issue co-authored by China Studies fellow Steven Lewis appears in the Journal of Contemporary China: