Justice with a Chinese face Philosophical underpinnings of the Chinese legal system China and the Western influence The judiciary The police The lawyers Civil laws and civil cases Criminal laws and criminal cases The curious case of Ai Weiwei and administrative law.
Chinas legal system is vast and complex, making scholarship on the subject difficult to obtain. This book offers a comprehensive look at the system including how it works in practice, theoretical and historical underpinnings, and how it might evolve. The beginning sections explain the Communist Partys utilitarian approach to law: rule by law and the Confucian and Legalist views on morality, law and punishment as well as the influence such traditional Chinese thinking has on contemporary Chinese law. Subsequent sections focus on the roles of key players (including judges, prosecutors, lawyers, and legal academics) in the Chinese legal system and provide case studies in civil, criminal, administrative, and international law with the conclusion comparing Chinas fundamental governing and legal principles with those of the United States, in such areas as checks and balances, separation of powers, and due process.-Uses extensive legal materials and historical documents generally unavailable to Western based academics-Analyzes legal issues from historical and cultural perspectives holistically-Offers the most up-to-date overview in the field.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-339) and index.