Chinese Law in Context provides a unique perspective on the Chinese legal system. It first offers insight into Chinese legal history and the impact of Confucianism. Then, by examining significant scandals and corruption during the past two decades, the book analyzes constitutional law, property law, and tort law from a comparative perspective. It also covers food and drug safety laws and regulations, which are rarely addressed in other works but are increasingly critical in the context of U.S.-China bilateral trade relations.
"Chenglin Liu's Chinese Law in Context is an outstanding resource for navigating the laws and legal traditions of the world's most populous country. This wide-ranging book spans an array of fascinating subjects from constitutionalism to Confucianism, from takings to torts, and many subjects in between. It proves invaluable for understanding the history, operation, and enforcement of law in China—and also how the country's unique political and social structures are interwoven into the fabric and functioning of law itself." — Richard Albert, William Stamps Farish Professor in Law and Professor of Government, The University of Texas at Austin
"This wonderful volume shows us how Chinese law deals with a whole set of important regulatory topics. Both informative for scholars working in comparative law and accessible for students, the emphasis is on how law actually works in practice in light of different cultural and institutional imperatives. Highly recommended!" — Tom Ginsburg, Leo Spitz Professor of International Law, University of Chicago Law School