586
LWPA
Law & Society in China

Law School Description

This course is intended to provide students with an overview of the historical foundations of Chinese law as well as an introduction to the present legal system in the People's Republic of China. The first part of the course will survey classical legal theory, the administration of justice during the Qing dynasty and late Qing-Republican legal reforms. The second part will analyze the development of current PRC legal institutions (including the role of the judiciary and legal professionals) and then focus on key areas of recent PRC legislation: dispute resolution, the criminal process, family law and the status of women, and political rights. As a conclusion, comparisons will be drawn with the legal systems in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore--what is uniquely Chinese about their development?

UH Mānoa Catalog Description

Overview of the historical foundations of Chinese law and introduction to the present legal system in the People's Republic of China. Repeatable one time.

Credit(s) for this CRN

3

Instructor Approval

No

Competition

No

Bar Course

No

Clinical Requirement

No

Certificate(s)

Pacific-Asian Law

Category

International Law/PALS

Textbooks

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE LEGAL SYSTEM OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (VARIANT TITLE: LEGAL SYSTEM OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA)
Author: Albert Hung-yee Chen
Edition: 4th Hong Kong
ISBN: 9789888111374
This book is required.
Year Published: 2011
Publisher: Lexis Nexis

Exam Information

Take-Home Final Exam

Instructor(s)

Office Hours

By appointment.

Support Specialist

Julie Suenaga

Class Schedule

Tu
8:30am - 9:45am
Th
8:30am - 9:45am

Dates

August 26, 2013 to December 20, 2013

Classroom

Seminar Room 1

Course Reference Number

75069