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Chinese Justice
Civil Dispute Resolution in Contemporary China

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Fu Hualing, Richard Cullen, Carl Minzner, Douglas B. Grob, Randall Peerenboom, Pierre F. Landry, Ethan Michelson, Benjamin Read, Mary Gallagher, Yuhua Wang, Sida Liu, Benjamin L. Liebman, Fu Yulin, Thomas E. Kellogg
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  • Date Published: April 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107006249

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  • This volume analyzes whether China's thirty years of legal reform have taken root in Chinese society by examining how ordinary citizens are using the legal system in contemporary China. It is an interdisciplinary look at law in action and at legal institutions from the bottom up, that is, beginning with those at the ground level that are using and working in the legal system. It explores the emergent Chinese conception of justice – one that seeks to balance Chinese tradition, socialist legacies, and the needs of the global market. Given the political dimension of dispute resolution in creating, settling, and changing social norms, this volume contributes to a greater understanding of political and social change in China today and of the process of legal reform generally.

    • Interdisciplinary, bringing together law scholars and social scientists working on Chinese legal reforms
    • Each chapter is a rich empirical case of some aspect of legal reform
    • Focuses on law-in-action, examining how law is used from the bottom up and how China's legal institutions structure this interaction
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    "China’s efforts to build a legal system in little more than a generation are unprecedented in their scope and speed. In Chinese Justice: Civil Dispute Resolution in Contemporary China, Mary Gallagher and Margaret Woo bring together a rich array of scholars, from China and the West, and representing law and several social sciences, to try to understand and evaluate this undertaking both the top down and bottom up. It is an impressive work that I think will be essential for anyone wanting not only law and dispute resolution in the PRC, but contemporary China itself."

    - William P. Alford
    Henry L. Stimson Professor of Law
    Director of East Asian Legal Studies
    Harvard Law School

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    • Date Published: April 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107006249
    • length: 432 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 160 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • contains: 18 b/w illus. 22 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Legal Development and Institutional Tensions:
    1. From mediatory to adjudicatory justice: the limits of civil justice reform in China Fu Hualing and Richard Cullen
    2. Judicial disciplinary systems for incorrectly decided cases: the imperial Chinese heritage lives on Carl Minzner
    3. Proceduralism and rivalry in China's two legal states Douglas B. Grob
    4. Economic development and the development of the legal profession in China Randall Peerenboom
    Part II. Pu Fa and the Dissemination of Law in the Chinese Context:
    5. The impact of nationalist and Maoist legacies on popular trust in legal institutions Pierre F. Landry
    6. Popular attitudes toward official justice in Beijing and rural China Ethan Michelson and Benjamin Read
    7. Users and non-users: legal experience and its effect on legal consciousness Mary Gallagher and Yuhua Wang
    8. With or without law: the changing meaning of ordinary legal work in China, 1979–2003 Sida Liu
    Part III. Law from the Bottom Up:
    9. A populist threat to China's courts? Benjamin L. Liebman
    10. Dispute resolution and China's grassroots legal services Fu Yulin
    11. Constitutionalism with Chinese characteristics? Thomas E. Kellogg.

  • Editors

    Margaret Y. K. Woo, Northeastern University, Boston
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    Mary E. Gallagher, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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    Contributors

    Fu Hualing, Richard Cullen, Carl Minzner, Douglas B. Grob, Randall Peerenboom, Pierre F. Landry, Ethan Michelson, Benjamin Read, Mary Gallagher, Yuhua Wang, Sida Liu, Benjamin L. Liebman, Fu Yulin, Thomas E. Kellogg

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