The Fall and Rise of Law and Social Science in China

Posted: 11 Nov 2015

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Sida Liu

University of Toronto; American Bar Foundation

Zhizhou Wang

University of Wisconsin Law School; University of Washington School of Law

Date Written: November 2015

Abstract

This article traces the three waves of law and social science studies in contemporary China and examines the current status of this rapidly differentiating interdisciplinary field. Whereas the first two waves of studies subsided without generating a nationwide law and society movement, the most recent wave is rapidly changing the landscape of Chinese legal scholarship through empirical research. Four emerging subareas of Chinese sociolegal studies are reviewed in detail: (a) law in rural society, (b) the legal profession, (c) courts and dispute resolution, and (d) criminal justice.

Suggested Citation

Liu, Sida and Wang, Zhizhou, The Fall and Rise of Law and Social Science in China (November 2015). Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 11, pp. 373-394, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2688981 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev-lawsocsci-120814-121329

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Zhizhou Wang

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