The Discourse of Political Constitutionalism in Contemporary China

40 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2014 Last revised: 11 Jun 2014

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Albert H. Y. Chen

The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law

Date Written: February 24, 2014

Abstract

The discourse of “political constitutionalism” that emerged in China a few years ago is of considerable scholarly value, and is likely to have impact on the development of Chinese constitutional thought in the longer term. This article discusses the discourse of political constitutionalism in contemporary China by introducing and commenting on the scholarship of Professor Gao Quanxi, the leading theorist of political constitutionalism in China today. The article begins by providing readers with some basic information about modern Chinese constitutional history and the constitutional systems that are in force in mainland China (the People’s Republic of China) and Taiwan (the Republic of China) today. The article then describes the main features of Gao Quanxi’s studies on political constitutionalism. The article concludes by reflecting and commenting on Gao’s scholarship.

Keywords: China, constitution, constitutionalism, political constitutionalism, judicial constitutionalism

Suggested Citation

Chen, Albert H. Y., The Discourse of Political Constitutionalism in Contemporary China (February 24, 2014). University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2014/009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2400385 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2400385

Albert H. Y. Chen (Contact Author)

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