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An American in China

Law in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 15, 2011

Here is an excerpt from Stanley Lubman’s Looking for law in China. Much of his stuff along with a bevvy of others can be found on ssrn.com

“…the concept and doctrines of legality, unlike the precepts of Confucianism, has never occupied a central role in traditional imperial China. There has not existed a legal culture with elements like officials’ fidelity to law or citizens’ consciousness of their legal rights, which provide the necessary conditions for the effective operation of a modern Western-style legal system.”

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