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LAWS485 Special Topic 14: Chinese Law

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
Paper code LAWS485
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2023 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $710.30
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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.
Teaching staff

Dr Anna High


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

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Not offered in 2023

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system