Law and China in the Age of Xi Jinping

Law and China in the Age of Xi Jinping

Mr. Mark Jia
Spring 2019 reading group
T 5:00pm - 7:00pm in WCC Room 4062
1 classroom credit

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: No Exam

This course will examine developments in Chinese law since the ascension of President Xi Jinping in 2012. Topics will include new forms of courts and judicial guidance, anti-corruption campaign and policies, regulation of the legal profession, and constitutional amendments. The course will focus not merely on the technical details of particular developments but will use these developments as an entry point into discussing broader questions on the role of law in contemporary Chinese governance. Prior knowledge of China and its legal system will be helpful but is not required.

Note: This reading group will meet on the following dates: 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/26

Drop Deadline: February 13, 2019 by 11:59 pm EST

Subject Areas: International, Comparative & Foreign Law