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The evolution of law reform in China; an uncertain path.


The evolution of law reform in China; an uncertain path.

Ed. by Stanley B. Lubman.

Edward Elgar Publishing


751 pages



An Elgar research collection


Using Chinese law as a lens through which to gain a broad view of the country is the primary aim of this anthology, according to editor Lubman (Berkeley Law School, U. of California). His extensive introductory essay (approximately 60 pages) is geared for readers not particularly familiar with China's economic development and profound societal changes since 1979. Following are 29 previously published articles and excerpts arranged thematically. The first section, on perspectives, includes articles that set the context of legislation and the market economy. Subsequent sections address the Constitution, legislatures and law making, administrative law and litigation, courts, criminal process, the legal profession, extra-judicial dispute resolution, and citizen petitions and complaints. Sources include The China Quarterly, Columbia Journal of Asian Law, International Journal of Comparative Law, and Hong Kong Law Journal, among others. The volume is not indexed.

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Date:Feb 1, 2013
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