This major three volume series on Chinese law brings together leading current research on the structure and operation of law in China and the nature of the Chinese legal system.
China's legal system has developed at great speed since the Communist Party embarked on its path of economic reform in 1979.
Whilst this legal system reflects contemporary China's vibrant, market based economy and fast changing society it also undoubtedly reflects the Party's ubiquitous networks and influence and the continued domination of the economy by state owned enterprises.
In the face of this overwhelming Party and state power, domestic and foreign reformers have advocated a deepening of the rule of law, constitutionalism and good governance.
Yet, law in China is nonetheless finding its own trajectory, which is plainly not towards any simple emulation of western liberal democracy.
This collection of previously published articles provides a broad survey of the key issues and developments in the field of Chinese law and is an invaluable resource for academics, researchers and libraries in this rapidly expanding field.