"Certainly, I will be referencing Rethinking Authority in my own writing. Having been immersed in borderland studies for about a decade, and China studies for considerably longer, I found Rethinking Authority offering frequent – and useful – insights and information on border regimes and regulations."
- Hasan H. Karrar, China Perspectives, No. 2022/2
"Drawing upon field work, Franziska Plümmer takes on these evolving issues within a broader matrix of borderland studies and demonstrates an impressive range within the social sciences...This is a valuable book overall, recommended to scholars of China’s
borderlands, border and migration studies generally, and the burgeoning discourse
on rights for migrants."
- Adam Cathcart, The China Quarterly, Vol. 251, September 2022