July 2009

About Us

Reach for the stars.jpg"China is modernizing, not Westernizing.  The country's goal is to modernize but retain the Chinese "essence" which it is struggling to define."  James McGregor

Climbing inside the Trojan Horse we call China and watching that struggle for a modern Chinese 'essence' brought me here years ago.

After years of studying the sociology of law and the evolution of legal systems in South East Asia, Europe and the United States, I was bound for an academic legal career.  Summers off, good pay, an excuse to wear a rumpled sport coat with patches on the elbows.  Oh, the sirens of academia beckoned to me from their ivory tower.