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Title Inside China's legal system / Chang Wang and Nathan H. Madson.
Imprint Oxford, UK : Chandos, 2013.


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Description 1 online resource (xxxv, 353 pages)
Series Chandos Asian studies series
Chandos Asian studies series.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-339) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
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Subject Law -- China.
Justice, Administration of -- China.
Contents Introduction: 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 -- Afterword.
Summary China's legal system is vast and complex, and robust scholarship on the subject is difficult to obtain. Inside China's Legal System provides readers with a comprehensive look at the system including how it works in practice, theoretical and historical underpinnings, and how it might evolve. The first section of the book explains the Communist Party's utilitarian approach to law: rule by law. The second section discusses Confucian and Legalist views on morality, law and punishment, and the influence such traditional Chinese thinking has on contemporary Chinese law. The third section focuses on the roles of key players (including judges, prosecutors, lawyers, and legal academics) in the Chinese legal system. The fourth section offers Chinese legal case studies in civil, criminal, administrative, and international law. The book concludes with a comparison of China's 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 Uses extensive legal materials and historical documents generally unavailable to Western based academics. Gives insider knowledge, including first-hand experience teaching law, and close involvement with judges, attorneys, and law professors in China. Analyses legal issues from historical and cultural perspectives holistically.
Other Author Madson, Nathan H., author.
Other Title Print version: Wang, Chang. Inside China's legal system 9780857094605