The Legal Protection of Personality Rights: Chinese and European Perspectives

Ken Oliphant, Zhang Pinghua and Chen Lei (eds), The Legal Protection of Personality Rights: Chinese and European Perspectives, Leiden: Brill/Nijhoff, 2018.

Posted: 8 Jan 2019 Last revised: 31 Mar 2019

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Ken Oliphant

University of Bristol Law School

Zhang Pinghua

Yantai University - Law School

Lei Chen

City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK) - Centre for Chinese & Comparative Law

Date Written: December 7, 2018

Abstract

This book aims to investigate the way in which personality rights are protected in China through a comparative and cross-cultural lens drawing on perspectives from Europe and elsewhere in the world. Currently, the question whether or not to incorporate a special law on personal rights – the right to life, the right to health, and the rights to reputation and privacy – into a future Chinese Civil Code is heatedly debated in the Chinese legal community. The essential topics that are addressed in this book include general issues of personality rights, personality rights in Constitutional law, personality rights in private law, the legislative development of personality rights in China, case studies of the right to privacy, personality rights in the mass media and the internet, competition law aspects of the right of publicity, the protection of patients’ personal information, and personality rights in the family context. The book offers a broad investigation of personality rights protection in both China and Europe and provides the first substantive comparison of the Chinese and European regimes. The project is conceived as a joint effort on the part of a carefully chosen team of Chinese and European academics, working closely together. The team consists of both senior scholars and young researchers led by well-known experts in the field of comparative tort law.

Suggested Citation

Oliphant, Ken and Pinghua, Zhang and Chen, Lei, The Legal Protection of Personality Rights: Chinese and European Perspectives (December 7, 2018). Ken Oliphant, Zhang Pinghua and Chen Lei (eds), The Legal Protection of Personality Rights: Chinese and European Perspectives, Leiden: Brill/Nijhoff, 2018.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3297333

Ken Oliphant (Contact Author)

University of Bristol Law School ( email )

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United Kingdom

Zhang Pinghua

Yantai University - Law School

30 Qingquan Rd., Laishan District
Yantai, Shandong Province 264005
China

Lei Chen

City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK) - Centre for Chinese & Comparative Law ( email )

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Room P5300, 5th Floor, Academic 1
Kowloon Tong
Hong Kong

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