Chinese Civil Law

Edited by: Yuanshi Bu

China is a major civil law jurisdiction. Since the end of the 1990s, great efforts have been made in China to codify the entire civil law. With the major statutes governing contracts, property, torts, and conflict of laws (promulgated in 1999, 2007, 2009, and 2010 respectively), the most crucial steps have been taken towards the creation of a Chinese civil code. This book sheds light on both the theoretical and the practical aspects of Chinese civil law, while extensive footnotes, along with a detailed bibliography and index, allow for further study of specific areas and facilitate systematic research. It addresses law in general, as well as contract law, tort law, property law, and the conflict of law. The book is a combination of the overall picture of the specific fields of law and a thorough analysis of fundamental issues. It also includes a selected bibliography of publications in English, detailed information on English translations of Chinese regulations available in the public domain, and lists of the relevant statutes and judicial interpretations.


324 pages

Publication Date: 7/30/2013
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781849464031