chinese law

Prof. Peter K. Yu

Washington & Lee University School of Law

Spring 2009


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syllabus

Class 1 (1/26):  Historical Origins and Developments

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Class 2 (1/27):  China and the Rule of Law

Readings:

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    • Marc Rosenberg, The Chinese Legal System Made Easy: A Survey of the Structure of Government, Creation of Legislation, and the Judicial System Under the Constitution and Major Statutes of the Peopleís Republic of China, 9 U. Miami Intíl & Comp. L. Rev. 225 (2000)

    • Albert H Y Chen, The Interpretation of the Basic LawóCommon Law and Mainland Chinese Perspectives, 30 Hong Kong L.J. 380 (2000)

    • Randall Peerenboom, Globalization, Path Dependency and the Limits of Law: Administrative Law Reform and Rule of Law in the Peopleís Republic of China, 19 Berkeley J. Intíl L. 161 (2001)

    • Stanley Lubman, Looking for Law in China, 20 Colum. J. Asian L. 1 (2006)

    • Randall Peerenboom, Let One Hundred Flowers Bloom, One Hundred Schools Contend: Debating Rule of Law in China, 23 Mich. J. Intíl L. 471 (2002)

    • Randall Peerenboom, Law and Development of Constitutional Democracy: Is China a Problem Case?, 603 Annals 192 (2006)

Class 3 (1/28):  Actors in the Chinese Legal System

Readings:

  • PDF  Handout 3:

    • Marc Rosenberg, The Chinese Legal System Made Easy: A Survey of the Structure of Government, Creation of Legislation, and the Judicial System Under the Constitution and Major Statutes of the Peopleís Republic of China, 9 U. Miami Intíl & Comp. L. Rev. 225 (2000)

    • Sida Liu, Beyond Global Convergence: Conflicts of Legitimacy in a Chinese Lower Court, 31 Law & Soc. Inquiry 75 (2006)

    • Sida Liu, Globalization as Boundary-Blurring: International and Local Law Firms in Chinaís Corporate Law Market, 42 Law & Socíy Rev. 771 (2008)

Class 4 (1/29):  Legal Transplants and the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights

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Class 5 (1/30):  Human Rights, the Internet and the Future of the Chinese Legal System

Readings:

  • PDF  Handout 5:

    • Randall Peerenboom, The Fire-Breathing Dragon and the Cute, Cuddly Panda: The Implication of Chinaís Rise for Developing Countries, Human Rights, and Geopolitical Stability, 7 Chi. J. Intíl L. 17 (2006)

    • Benjamin Liebman & Tim Wu, Chinaís Network Justice, 8 Chi. J. Intíl L. 257 (2007)

    • Stanley Lubman, Looking for Law in China, 20 Colum. J. Asian L. 1 (2006)

Final Paper Due:  April 17, 2009

Please submit the final paper via email to peter_yu@msn.com.

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