The first sentence of this MIT Press book — entitled Wu Jinglian — reads “Wu Jinglian is widely acknowledged to be China’s most influential and celebrated economist.”
Almost every page of this book is insightful on Chinese economics or politics or usually both together. And it will remind you that China is still ruled by the Communist Party. Wu Jinglian is a fan of James M. Buchanan and Douglass C. North, by the way. Here is Wu Jinglian on Wikipedia.