Inside China's Legal System

Inside China's Legal System

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Chinaa€™s legal system is vast and complex, and robust scholarship on the subject is difficult to obtain. Inside Chinaa€™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 Partya€™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 Chinaa€™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 Uses extensive legal materials and historical documents generally unavailable to Western based academics Gives insider knowledge, including first-hand experience teaching law, and close involvement with judges,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 holisticallyChinaa#39;s fourtiered court system was established by two legal documents: the Organic Law of the Peoplea#39;s Courts (1980) and the ... Special municipalities also fall within their purview. Above the local peoplea#39;s courts is the SPC, located in the capital. Not only does it ... sabotage, or indifference to duty that result in severe damage to military facilities, work place, or government property or threaten the safetyanbsp;...

Title:Inside China's Legal System
Author:Chang Wang, Nathan Madson
Publisher:Chandos Publishing - 2013-10-31


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