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Law and Legal Institutions of Asia: Traditions, Adaptations and Innovations

Law and Legal Institutions of Asia: Traditions, Adaptations and Innovations

by E. Ann Black, Gary F. Bell
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ISBN-13: 9780521116497
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/25/2011
Pages: 428
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Ann Black is Senior Lecturer in Law at the TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland.

Gary F. Bell is Director of the Asian Law Institute and Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. China: legal reform in an emerging socialist market economy JiangYu Wang; 2. Taiwan: external influences mixed with traditional elements to form its unique legal system Chang-fa Lo; 3. Hong Kong: maintaining a common law legal system in a non-western culture Benny Y. T. Tai; 4. Japan: the importance and evolution of legal institutions at the turn of the century Kent Anderson; 5. Korea: bridging the gap between Korean substance and western form Youngjoon Kwon; 6. The Vietnamese legal system: the last twenty years, the present and the future Dang Xuan Hop; 7. Malaysia: undermining its fundamental institutions and prospects for reform Tsun Hang Tey; 8. Indonesia: the challenges of legal diversity and law reform Gary F. Bell; 9. Brunei Darussalam: ideology and law in a Malay sultanate Ann Black; 10. Singapore: a statist legal laboratory Kevin Y. L. Tan; 11. The Republic of the Philippines: native culture and transplanted institutions that advance or hinder women's rights Elizabeth Aguiling-Pangalangan; Index.

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