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Introduction to the legal system of China, including historical developments, constitutional law, civil law, criminal law and human rights.
|Paper title||Special Topic 14: Chinese Law|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2022 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$691.30|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- 96 LAWS points
- Pre or Corequisite
- Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
- Limited to
- LLB, LLB(Hons)
- Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
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- Teaching staff
Course readings via eReserve
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical
thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation,
Global perspective, Environmental literacy, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
By the end of this paper, students will:
- Have an understanding of Chinese legal philosophy traditions as evident in historical and modern systems of Chinese law
- Understand the key features of China’s imperial, Republican, Maoist and modern legal systems
- Be able to critically describe and analyse key features of areas of substantive modern Chinese law with reference to underlying historical, political and cultural contingencies
- Be able to reflect on the underlying contingencies and variables of Western democratic systems of law