An Introduction to the Chinese Legal System - Fifth Edition

Author: Albert HY Chen

An Introduction to the Chinese Legal System, first published in 1992, was one of the first books in English on the developing legal system of the People’s Republic of China. It provides a systematic account of this system’s history, constitutional structure, sources of law, major legal institutions (such as the courts, the procuratorates, the legal profession and the Ministry of Justice), as well as the basic concepts and principles of Chinese procedural and substantive law.

Sample Chapter | Table of Contents

Publication Date: March 2019

Publisher: LexisNexis

Product Format Details Qty
Book (Soft cover)
HK$ 748.00 HK$ 880.00
In Stock ISBN: 9789888600410

Besides updating our knowledge of recent major legal developments in China, this title provides a much-needed overview of the distinctive impact of the Xi Jinping era. During this period the startling and continuing increase in the political and economic importance of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has made China’s law and practice a matter of world interest.

Chapter 1 : Introduction — Legal Theory, Comparative Law and the Case of China

Chapter 2 : The Legal History of Traditional China

Chapter 3 : The Legal History of Modern China

Chapter 4 : Constitution and Government — Constitutional Doctrines and State Structure

Chapter 5 : Constitution and Government — Political Parties and Elections

Chapter 6 : Sources of Law and the Law-making System

Chapter 7 : Legal Institutions — Courts and Procuratorates

Chapter 8 : Legal Institutions — Lawyers, Legal Education and the Ministry of Justice

Chapter 9 : The Law of Procedure

Chapter 10 : The Substantive Law

Chapter 11 : Chinese Legal Developments 2011–2018

Appendix I : Note on Further Research

Appendix II : References

Appendix III : Glossary of Names, Terms and Romanisations

Appendix IV : Table of Legislative and Normative Documents


Featured Authors