China's Civil Justice System: Legal Reforms in the Global Economy

Handbook on China’s Governance and Domestic Politics, Christopher Ogden, ed., Routledge, 2012

Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 136-2013

Posted: 26 Apr 2013  

Margaret Woo

Northeastern University - School of Law

Date Written: December 6, 2012

Abstract

This chapter provides background facts about the Chinese legal system, including the different sources of law and legal institutions in China. Importantly, the chapter analyzes how citizens are using the law in China by following one particular dispute as it winds its way through the layers of informal and formal institutions. To understand the Chinese legal system, one must understand not only how it is structured “on the books,” but also how it works “at the ground level.”

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Woo, Margaret, China's Civil Justice System: Legal Reforms in the Global Economy (December 6, 2012). Handbook on China’s Governance and Domestic Politics, Christopher Ogden, ed., Routledge, 2012; Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 136-2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2256675

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