Citation Guidelines for Chinese Language Materials

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Paul Chang

Taiwan Chiayi District Court

Bingyan Jiang

University of Washington - School of Law

Date Written: September 17, 2013

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Chang, Paul and Jiang, Bingyan, Citation Guidelines for Chinese Language Materials (September 17, 2013). University of Washington School of Law Research Paper , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2554691 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2554691

Paul Chang (Contact Author)

Taiwan Chiayi District Court ( email )

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Chiayi City, 60072
Taiwan

Bingyan Jiang

University of Washington - School of Law ( email )

William H. Gates Hall
Box 353020
Seattle, WA 98105-3020
United States

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