This guide will assist with Chinese legal research. For information on more general Chinese studies research, see the University's Chinese Studies Research Guide. For information on researching the specific legal topic of Chinese competition law, see the Law Library's Global Competition and Consumer Law China tab.
The following tips can help you in your research:
For other research guides on Chinese legal research see:
This Research Guide is maintained by Robin Gardner, MLS Academic Research Service, Melbourne Law School. Please contact Robin at firstname.lastname@example.org with corrections, suggestions or comments about the Guide.
LawInfoChina provides a detailed overview in English of the Chinese Legal System (open access).
The China ABC section of the English part of the The State Council of the People's Republic of China website contains information on the Supreme People's Court, the legislative and legal systems, the government, and Ministry documents.
The Foreign Law Guide (UniMelb staff & student access) provides a useful overview and history of the Chinese legal system, and information for doing Chinese legal research.
China's legal system is a mix of civil and traditional law. See Juriglobe for further information(open access).
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The following resources provide background information about China - history, politics and government, geography, demographics, economy etc.
Thomas E Kellogg, 'Rule of law in Asia: The Case of China' - chapter 29 in: