The World According to Orientalism
7 Journal of Comparative Law 1 (2013)
5 Pages Posted: 9 Mar 2014 Last revised: 12 Nov 2014
Date Written: 2013
This is a foreword to a special issue of the Journal of Comparative Law, based on a symposium on the theme of “Legal Orientalism.” By way of introduction, this essay considers briefly the methodological status of Orientalism in the study of law.
Keywords: Orientalism, Edward Said, comparative law, international law, Chinese Exclusion Laws, Oriental despotism, local, global
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