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LA4040 - Law in Greater China

[Not offered in 2011]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office

This subject provides an overview of law in Greater China, concentrating on how the law develops and how legal systems work in that area of the world. The main focus is on the laws and legal system of mainland China but the subject also covers the laws and legal systems of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan and on the interplay between, in particular, mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao.

Learning Outcomes

  • understand the basic laws of Greater China (including constitutional and commercial law);
  • understand the particularities of contemporary Chinese legal culture;
  • understand the differences and (potential) conflicts between different legal systems in Greater China;
  • understand the interaction between law in Greater China and International Legal Development (including, the effect of WTO Regulations and Human Rights Laws on the development of law in mainland China).

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to manage future career and personal development;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to work individually and independently.
Prerequisites: LA1105 AND LA1106 AND LA2017 AND LA2018 AND LA2019 AND LA2020

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.