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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/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesClass participation activity, research essay

Capstone subjectNo

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Learning resources

Chinese Law: Context and Transformation

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorJianfu Chen, Chinese Law: Revised and Expanded Edition, Leiden/Boston: Brill/Nijhoff





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Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe, discuss, and analyse key notions and institutional arrangements of Chinese law and the Chinese legal system
02. Outline, summarise and/or synthesise ideas and arguments about Chinese law and contemporary Chinese society, and critique those ideas;
03. Complete, independently, a research project on Chinese law
04. Work cooperatively with others, and communicate knowledge of Chinese law to a variety of audiences.

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