Citation Guidelines for Chinese Language Materials
34 Pages Posted: 1 Feb 2015
Date Written: September 17, 2013
Scholars writing about Chinese law in English often wrestle with how best to format citations. How should Chinese words be written in Roman letters? How should a translated term be indicated? The Bluebook and the Chicago Manual of Style offer some guidance, but it is incomplete. This guide explains how to cite Chinese material in text and in footnotes. Rules are illustrated with dozens of examples drawn from published works, including treatises and U.S. law journals.
Keywords: legal citations, citation rules, Bluebook, Chinese law, China, Chinese language, foreign law, legal writing, transliteration
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