Scott Wilson is professor and chair of political science at Sewanee: The University of the South in Tennessee, U.S.A. He has recently published Remade in China: Foreign Investor and Institutional Change (Oxford, 2009) and is editing a special edition on NGOs in China to be published by the Journal of Contemporary China. For the last three years, he has researched HIV/AIDS carriers’ and pollution victims’ attempts—with the help of Chinese and international NGOs—to defend and define their rights in China’s courts. Currently, he is writing a book manuscript titled Tigers without Teeth? Chinese HIV/AIDS Carriers’ and Pollution Victims’ Rights in Action, on the same topic.