The reform of the administrative system is a crucial component of China's overall reform endeavor. In Reform of China's Administrative System, Zhou Tianyong, Huang Xianghuai, Wu Hui, Niu Jingnan, Wang Yuandi, and Hu Feng aim to present a comprehensive and systematic review of China's reform of its administrative system that took place between 1978 and 2008 from the perspective of political and administrative science. It recaptures all the major landmarks in the process of China's administrative system reform and explores the role of the Chinese-style administrative system in bringing about China's economic growth miracle. The book also elaborates on major issues such as the separation of government functions from those of enterprises, social organizations, and nonprofit institutions. The authors then sum up the issues that have accumulated as a result of the progressive nature of China's reform programs and advance their policy recommendations with respect to the future direction of China's administrative system reform.