Chinese Law and Society
Chinese Law & Society
Professors: Liebman and Zelin
Offered in 2009-2010
This colloquium is cross-listed in the department of East Asian Languages and Literatures. Students from outside the law school should register for this colloquium through History-East Asia as HSEA 8888 Graduate Colloquium in Chinese Legal History.
This colloquium will introduce students to current scholarship on Chinese law, society, and governance. We will examine both Chinese legal history and China's contemporary legal evolution, with particular attention to themes that link historical and contemporary developments. Topics to be examined will include the criminal justice system, the legal profession, the role of constitutional law, the roles of courts and other legal institutions, the development of corporate law, and the influence of rights consciousness and of social protest.