Table of contents
About this book
While much international attention has been focused on China's developing economy, dramatic changes are also taking place in its legal system. This book is a groundbreaking, comprehensive introduction to China's legal system, covering the major areas of both civil and criminal law. The authors present fascinating cases and balanced accounts of controversial issues, from copyright law to punishment. By letting Chinese lawyers and judges speak for themselves, the authors also allow readers a surprisingly candid insider's view of real life legal practice.
- Book Title China’s Changing Legal System
- Book Subtitle Lawyers & Judges on Civil & Criminal Law
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137452061
- Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
- Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
- eBook Packages Law and Criminology Law and Criminology (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-45205-4
- Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-55602-1
- eBook ISBN 978-1-137-45206-1
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XIX, 264
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
Private International Law, International & Foreign Law, Comparative Law
Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law
- Buy this book on publisher's site
"A different perspective on the development of Chinese law; a perspective that worth paying attention to." – Jianfu Chen, Professor of Law, La Trobe University Law School, Australia
"The authors of this book are impressively ambitious in their project to explore legal practice in contemporary China by taking an empirical perspective and employing a law-and-society approach. An abundance of figures relating to legal practice in China and interviews with Chinese lawyers and judges will prove to be quite valuable for readers wishing to understand many aspects of China's legal system – a system widely known to be somewhat opaque and elusive." - Xing Lijuan, City University of Hong Kong, author of Behind the Multilateral Trading System: Legal Indigenization and the WTO in Comparative Perspective (2012) and co-author of Legal Transparency in Dynastic China: The Legalist-Confucianist Debate and Good Governance in Chinese Tradition (2013).
"This is a fine work; it delivers well on its promise to give readers 'an insightful glimpse into many aspects of China's legal system' – and it does so by taking readers into 'the belly of the beast' (that is, the Chinese legal system as it operates today) by drawing from interviews with a great many practitioners and others closely involved in the practice of law in China. I applaud this effort." - John W. Head, University of Kansas, author of Great Legal Traditions: Civil Law, Common Law, and Chinese Law in Historical and Operational Perspective (2011) and China's Legal Soul: The Chinese Legal Identity in Historical Context (2009), and co-author of Law Codes in Dynastic China (2005).
"This volume provides a contemporary and wide-ranging analytic description of the legal system of the PRC, in its domestic and international contexts. In addition to drawing on official and scholarly sources, the authors have interviewed legal actors on the ground, seeking to capture an everyday understanding of Chinese law—one of the most poorly understood and most rapidly changing phenomena in the PRC today." – Teemu Ruskola, Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law, USA
"China's Changing Legal System draws on a wide range of interviews to provide a much-needed window into the actual operation of China's legal system. The authors weave an array of crucial practical issues—such as the daily pressures on the work of police, prosecutors, and judges—into their solid overview of China's written laws. For those new to the study of Chinese law, China's Changing Legal System is an engaging introduction to the many facets of China's legal system. For those who have a background in Chinese law, the book offers a fresh, textured analysis of legal issues by combining extensive interviews of people who operate in China's legal system with more traditional scholarly research." - Margaret K. Lewis, Professor of Law, Seton Hall University, USA