This is the first book length study of ad hoc arbitration in China in either English or Chinese. This topic is of paramount importance. On the one hand, arbitration is the most favored dispute resolution mechanism for international business disputes. 1 On the other, China’s economic power and influence are both fast increasing on the global stage. As a result, it is likely that the world will see more and more international arbitration cases in which at least one party is Chinese or where the parties want the arbitration to take place in China. Consequently, knowledge of Chinese arbitration law is essential for business entities and legal practitioners involved in international transactions.