Book Review: Law and Legal Institutions of Asia: Traditions, Adaptations and Innovations, Anne Black and Gary Bell (Eds.)

LAWASIA Journal, pp. 143-155, 2011

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 12/78

15 Pages Posted: 24 Oct 2012

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Simon Butt

The University of Sydney Law School

Luke R. Nottage

The University of Sydney Law School; The University of Sydney - Australian Network for Japanese Law

Date Written: October 24, 2012

Abstract

This is a book review of Law and Legal Institutions of Asia:Traditions, Adaptations and Innovations by Ann Black and Gary Bell (eds), Cambridge University Press, 2011. This book provides a comprehensive assessment of the legal systems of 11 significant Asian jurisdictions: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam, Singapore and the Philippines. In systematically focusing on the way that law and legal institutions 'work' in Asia, or fail to work (as is often the case), this excellent book fills an important gap in the literature.

Keywords: Law, Asian law, comparative law, Asia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam, Singapore, Philippines

JEL Classification: K10, K30

Suggested Citation

Butt, Simon and Nottage, Luke R., Book Review: Law and Legal Institutions of Asia: Traditions, Adaptations and Innovations, Anne Black and Gary Bell (Eds.) (October 24, 2012). LAWASIA Journal, pp. 143-155, 2011; Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 12/78. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2166092

Simon Butt (Contact Author)

The University of Sydney Law School ( email )

New Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia

Luke R. Nottage

The University of Sydney Law School ( email )

New Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia

The University of Sydney - Australian Network for Japanese Law

Room 640, Building F10, Eastern Avenue
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia

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