Chinese Law Prof Blog

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George Washington University Law School

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Key primary source documents for Chinese law in translation

Rachel Stern at Berkeley and PhD student Tobias Smith have done the community a great service in not just putting together a list of key primary source documents in Chinese law and where they can be found, but also uploading the texts themselves. The documents range from the Qianlong Emperor's famous haughty memo to King George III in 1793 to the equally famous (in its own way) 1967 People's Daily editorial, "In Praise of Lawlessness" to the infamous Document No. 9 of 2013, a key document in the current crackdown on heterodox thinking. 

Here are the links:

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"In Praise of Lawlessness" is classic. Like a lot of other lawyers who set up offices in China and spent time there, I often found myself defending socialism to a table surrounded by members of the communist party who were active in finance!

Posted by: Litowitz | Oct 14, 2014 5:59:05 PM

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