Sending Law to the Countryside

Research on China's Basic-level Judicial System

  • Suli Zhu

Part of the China Academic Library book series (CHINALIBR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xliv
  2. Judicial System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Suli Zhu
      Pages 3-28
    3. Suli Zhu
      Pages 29-49
  3. Judicial Knowledge and Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Suli Zhu
      Pages 135-165
    3. Suli Zhu
      Pages 167-186
  4. Judges and Legal Personnel

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Suli Zhu
      Pages 215-232
  5. Reflection on Research Method

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 305-318

About this book


Based on empirical investigation and an interdisciplinary approach, this book offers a crucial theoretical work on China’s basic-level judicial system and a masterpiece by Professor Suli Zhu, a prominent jurist on modern China. Its primary goal is to identify issues – ones that can only be effectively sensed and raised by China’s jurists because of their unique circumstances and cultural background – that are of practical significance in China’s basic-level judicial system, and of theoretical significance to juristic systems in general.

Divided into four parts, the book begins with a discussion of the systematic and theoretical problems in China’s basic-level judicial system at the macro-, meso- and micro- scale. In the second part, it examines the technology and knowledge to be found in the basic-level judicial system, so as to make the traditionally “invisible” technology and knowledge of trial judges available for general theoretical analyses. The third part focuses on the judge and other legal personnel in the judicial system, while the last part discusses the value of legal sociology surveys as powerful resources.

This book not only presents essential features of China’s judicial system by precisely describing key issues in its basic-level judicial system, but also offers well-founded content that accentuates the significance of social management innovation.


Judicial System Court Trial Rural Society Basic-Level Courts Jurisprudence Judical Knowledge Legal Sociology Legal Personnel Social Management Innovation Judicial Committee System

Authors and affiliations

  • Suli Zhu
    • 1
  1. 1.Law SchoolPeking University School of LawBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Foreign Language Teaching and Research Publishing Co., Ltd and Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-1141-2
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-1142-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-1853
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-1861
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