|Chinese Legal System (Beijing Winter School) - JURD7323|
SHANGHAI SUMMER SCHOOL – July 2010
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This subject provides students with an introduction into the legal system and culture of the People's Republic of China with particular reference to modern developments in contract, investment and other areas of commercial law. China opened up its economy to market forces barely thirty years ago. When it did so, law and the legal system lost the pariah role under which they had been cast during the Proletarian Cultural Revolution. The course examines the role law is playing in modern China by reference to its historical antecedents. The course examines particular areas of development for their own sake but also as indicators of the changing role of law in the Chinese society.
Recommended Prior Knowledge
This subject will be assessed on a graded basis by a research paper of 4,000 words including footnotes.
Teaching materials may be provided by the Chinese professors teaching the subject in due course.
Refer to the course outline which will be provided by the lecturer at the beginning of the relevant semester.