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    Introduction to the legal system of China, including historical developments, constitutional law, civil law, criminal law and human rights.

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    Paper title Special Topic 14: Chinese Law
    Subject Law
    EFTS 0.1000
    Points 15 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $730.20
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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

    Associate Professor Anna High


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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


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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