INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE LAW

LAW2ICL

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will be introduced to the basic concepts and structures of Chinese law and their political and administrative context. It starts with a general survey of legal culture and legal development in China. This will be followed by a general introduction to the legal system/institutions of the PRC. Structures and principles of the Chinese constitutional, administrative, civil, and criminal laws are then explained. Law-making and sources of law, methods of rights protection, roles of law in social and economic development, and mechanisms for dispute resolution etc are carefully examined throughout the subject.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJianfu Chen

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is only offered in China in January/February each year. Entrance into the course is by application only. Application forms are available from and submitted to the Faculty Student Services Office, Donald Whitehead Building 208. They can also be downloaded from the School's home page

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsChinese Law: Context and TransformationPrescribedJianfu Chen, Chinese Law: Revised and Expanded Edition, Leiden/Boston: Brill/Nijhoff (2016). This text will be provided to enrolled students free of charge.Leiden/Boston

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe, discuss, and analyse key notions and institutional arrangements of Chinese law and the Chinese legal system

Activities:
class participation activity, research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Outline, summarise and/or synthesise ideas and arguments about Chinese law and contemporary Chinese society, and critique those ideas;

Activities:
class participation activity, research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Complete, independently, a research project on Chinese law

Activities:
class participation activity, research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Work cooperatively with others, and communicate knowledge of Chinese law to a variety of audiences.

Activities:
class participation activity, research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Other Site, 2018, Week 48-02, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJianfu Chen

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 49 - 50
Ten 4.0 hours field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 49 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
class participation activity (500 word equivalent)Field trip10 04
Research essay (2500 word equivalent)60 01, 02, 03
Literature Review (1500 word equivalent)30 01, 02, 03