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LAWS 6760 China's Challenge: The Role of Law in the PRC (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

For better or worse, China impacts all our lives. She is a leading force on the global political and economic scene. At the same time, she faces epic problems concerning the environment, corruption, increasing income gap and much more. This course examines China's project of legal development since the 1980s, which is perhaps the most concerted effort in world history to build a legal order and yet one that continues to encounter difficulties in addressing the nation's many challenges. After a short review of China's pre-revolutionary legal history and an introduction to its principal modern legal institutions, this course will look at a cross-section of the most important legal questions confronting China and a world seeking to deal intelligently and effectively with it. Areas of focus will include legal questions surrounding the economy, foreign investment, intellectual property protection, the political sphere, social issues, and dispute resolution.


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Last Updated: 24-Apr-14