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East Asia

  1. Judicial Reform in Taiwan

    Institutionalising Democracy and the Diffusion of Law

    By Neil Chisholm

    Series: Routledge Law in Asia

    This book examines Taiwan’s judicial reform process, which began three years after the 1996 transition to democracy, in 1999, when Taiwanese legal and political leaders began discussing how to reform Taiwan’s judicial system to meet the needs of the new social and political conditions. Covering...

    To Be Published March 31st 2015 by Routledge

  2. Well-Known Trade Marks

    A Comparative Study of Japan and the EU

    By Hiroko Onishi

    Series: Routledge Research in Intellectual Property

    This book considers the effectiveness of well-known trade mark protection at an international level. It particularly considers EU trade mark law from Japanese perspectives, and provides a practical and critical overview of trade mark law in Japan, including the historical development of the law and...

    To Be Published February 28th 2015 by Routledge

  3. China’s Human Rights Lawyers

    Advocacy and Resistance

    By Eva Pils

    Series: Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

    This book offers a unique insight into the role of human rights lawyers in Chinese law and politics. In her extensive account, Eva Pils shows how these practitioners are important as legal advocates for victims of injustice and how bureaucratic systems of control operate to subdue and marginalise...

    To Be Published September 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. International Investment Law

    A Chinese Perspective

    By Guiguo Wang

    Series: Routledge Research in International Economic Law

    Increasing and intensified cross-border economic exchange such as trade and investment is an important feature of globalization. In the past, a distinction could be made between capital importing and exporting countries, or host and home countries for foreign direct investment (FDI). Due to...

    To Be Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Japan's International Fisheries Policy

    Law, Diplomacy and Politics Governing Resource Security

    By Roger D. Smith

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Few nations rely upon the ocean as much as Japan for livelihood, culture and transport. The seas have long played a vital role for the Japanese, helping to support the economic and social life of a nation that possesses few resources and little arable land, and sustain a population that has nearly...

    To Be Published August 19th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Recent Developments in the South China Sea Dispute

    The Prospect of a Joint Development Regime

    Edited by Wu Shicun, Nong Hong

    The South China Sea region contains potentially huge deposits of petroleum and natural gas, important shipping lanes and fishing areas, and is subject to a number of maritime territorial disputes. This edited volume analyzes the most recent development in the South China Sea dispute looking at the...

    Published May 21st 2014 by Routledge

  7. Policing in Taiwan

    From authoritarianism to democracy

    By Liqun Cao, Lanying Huang, Ivan Y. Sun

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

    The police in Taiwan played a critical role in the largely peaceful transition from an authoritarian regime to a democracy. While the temptation to intervene in domestic politics was great, the top-down pressure to maintain a neutral standing facilitated an orderly regime change. This is the first...

    Published May 14th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Jurisdiction and Arbitration Agreements in International Commercial Law

    By Zheng Sophia Tang

    Series: Routledge Research in International Commercial Law

    Arbitration and jurisdiction agreements are frequently used in transnational commercial contracts to reduce risk, gain efficacy and acquire certainty and predictability. Because of the similarities between these two types of procedural autonomy agreements, they are often treated in a similar way by...

    Published February 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Law of Electronic Commercial Transactions

    Contemporary Issues in the EU, US and China, 2nd Edition

    By Faye Fangfei Wang

    Series: Routledge Research in Information Technology and E-Commerce Law

    The development of new technologies places new challenges to the interpretation and implementation of legislation in the information society. The recent deployment of service-oriented computing and cloud computing for online commercial activities has urged countries to amend existing legislation...

    Published January 16th 2014 by Routledge

  10. UNCLOS and Ocean Dispute Settlement

    Law and Politics in the South China Sea

    By Nong Hong

    The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) offers a legal framework for the sustainable development of the oceans and their natural resources. However, recently there have been calls to amend the Convention due to some ambiguous provisions which are unable to address a variety of...

    Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge

  11. Understanding Institutional Shareholder Activism

    A Comparative Study of the UK and China

    By Bo Gong

    Series: Routledge Research in Corporate Law

    Institutional shareholder participation has long been considered as vital to good corporate governance yet its potential does not seem to have been realized. The recent banking crisis exposed the passivity of some institutional shareholders, many of whom appear to have chosen to sell their...

    Published December 9th 2013 by Routledge

  12. Empirical Legal Analysis

    Assessing the performance of legal institutions

    Edited by Yun-chien Chang

    Series: The Economics of Legal Relationships

    This innovative volume explores empirical legal issues around the world. While legal studies have traditionally been worked on and of letters and with a normative bent, in recent years quantitative methods have gained traction by offering a brand new perspective of understanding law. That is, legal...

    Published December 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  13. China's Supreme Court

    By Ronald C. Keith, Zhiqiu Lin, Shumei Hou

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    This book examines the learning curve of the People's Supreme Court of China as an expanding Chinese national institution that has played a key role in the struggle for the rule of law in China. Within the unity of state administration and the requirements of the constitution, the court has...

    Published October 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  14. The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Criminology

    Edited by Liqun Cao, Ivan Y. Sun, Bill Hebenton

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    As the world’s second largest economy, China has made great progress in developing criminology. The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Criminology aims to be a key reference point to summarize the large body of literature in both Chinese and English about various aspects of crime and its control in...

    Published July 10th 2013 by Routledge

  15. Emissions, Pollutants and Environmental Policy in China

    Designing a National Emissions Trading System

    By Bo Miao

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    As the world's biggest polluter, the environmental challenges that China faces in controlling its airborne emissions are crucial, not only to its own population in terms of tackling the severe domestic air pollution, but also to the planet as it faces calls from the international community to...

    Published March 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  16. Rethinking Law and Development

    The Chinese experience

    Edited by Guanghua Yu

    This book is the result of the collective effort of some of the foremost experts and scholars of Chinese law, Asian law, and Chinese economics and carefully examines the relationship between law and China’s economic development. Serious inquiries and candid opinions of the contributors have made...

    Published March 6th 2013 by Routledge

  17. Chinese Complaint Systems

    Natural Resistance

    By Qiang Fang

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Complaint systems have existed in China for many years, and in 2004, a debate took place in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) over the Letters and Visits System (xinfang zhidu), which was designed to allow people to register complaints with the upper levels of the government. However, both...

    Published January 17th 2013 by Routledge

  18. The Development of the Chinese Legal System

    Change and Challenges

    Edited by Guanghua Yu

    In recent years the Chinese legal system has undergone many reforms and this book brings the literature up to date, offering a contemporary account of the law and administration in China. This book is the result of collective efforts in analysing the political, economic and social factors which...

    Published September 13th 2012 by Routledge

  19. Law of the Sea in East Asia

    Issues and Prospects

    By Keyuan Zou

    Series: Routledge Studies in International Law

    Law of the Sea in East Asia selects the most prominent maritime legal issues that have emerged since the post-LOS Convention era for a detailed discussion and assessment. The current marine legal order in East Asia is based on the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOS Convention...

    Published September 12th 2012 by Routledge

  20. Defending Rights in Contemporary China

    By Jonathan Benney

    Series: Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series

    The growth of rights defence movements in China reflects the increasing capacity of Chinese citizens to shape their own civic discourse in order to achieve diverse goals. Rights defence campaigns have taken novel forms which are unprecedented in China, including the use of the Internet by rights...

    Published June 24th 2012 by Routledge

  21. Law and Policy for China's Market Socialism

    Edited by John Garrick

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    This edited volume presents fresh empirical research on the emerging outcomes of China’s law reforms. The chapters examine China’s ‘going out’ policy by addressing the ways in which the underpinning legal reforms enable China to pursue its core interests and broad international responsibilities as...

    Published April 9th 2012 by Routledge

  22. The Political Determinants of Corporate Governance in China

    By Chenxia Shi

    Series: Routledge Research in Corporate Law

    This book investigates the key factors shaping corporate governance in China and presents a sophisticated study of corporate governance in China from a comparative and historical perspective. Drawing on extensive corporate governance literature, this book articulates why path dependence theory is...

    Published March 12th 2012 by Routledge

  23. Medical Ethics in China

    A Transcultural Interpretation

    By Jing-Bao Nie

    Series: Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

    Drawing on a wide range of primary historical and sociological sources and employing sharp philosophical analysis, this book investigates medical ethics from a Chinese-Western comparative perspective. In doing so, it offers a fascinating exploration of both cultural differences and commonalities...

    Published December 16th 2011 by Routledge

  24. Population Policy and Reproduction in Singapore

    Making Future Citizens

    By Shirley Hsiao-Li Sun

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    This book examines the relationship between population policies and individual reproductive decisions in low-fertility contexts. Using the case study of Singapore, it demonstrates that the effectiveness of population policy is a function of competing notions of citizenship, and the gap between...

    Published December 15th 2011 by Routledge

  25. Freedom of Information Reform in China

    Information Flow Analysis

    By Weibing Xiao

    Series: Routledge Law in Asia

    Freedom of Information (FOI) in China is often perceived as a recent and intriguing phenomenon. This book presents a more complex and detailed understanding of the evolution of FOI in China, using information flow analysis to explore the gradual development of government receptivity to FOI in an...

    Published October 13th 2011 by Routledge

  26. Constructing a Social Welfare System for All in China

    By China Development Research Foundation

    Series: Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

    China Development Research Foundation is one of the leading economic think tanks in China, where many of the details of China’s economic reform have been formulated. Its work and publications therefore provide great insights into what the Chinese themselves think about economic reform and how it...

    Published August 15th 2011 by Routledge

  27. Intellectual Property Rights in China

    Politics of Piracy, Trade and Protection

    By Gordon C.K Cheung

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) infringement is so rampant in China that counterfeit goods - from general household merchandise, garments and media consumables to specialist products including pharmaceutical products and super computer chips - can be found in roadside stalls, markets, shops,...

    Published June 22nd 2011 by Routledge

  28. Law for Foreign Business and Investment in China

    By Vai Io Lo, Xiaowen Tian

    In trying to establish a presence in China, foreign investors have found it imperative to understand the regulatory environment of this potentially huge market. This book provides an up-to-date overview of the legal framework for doing business in China. It covers such topics as state structure;...

    Published May 16th 2011 by Routledge

  29. The Dynamics of Asian Labour Markets

    Balancing Control and Flexibility

    Edited by John Benson, Ying Zhu

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

    Asia has undergone rapid economic transformation over the past two decades. Despite its constant economic growth, the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis and the resulting surge in unemployment highlighted the vulnerability of national systems that base development solely on economic growth. This book...

    Published February 24th 2011 by Routledge

  30. The Development of the Chinese Legal System

    Change and Challenges

    Edited by Guanghua Yu

    In recent years the Chinese legal system has undergone many reforms and this book brings the literature up to date, offering a contemporary account of the law and administration in China. This book is the result of collective efforts in analysing the political, economic and social factors which...

    Published November 15th 2010 by Routledge

  31. Public Interest Litigation in Asia

    Edited by Po Jen Yap, Holning Lau

    Series: Routledge Law in Asia

    This edited volume is a timely and insightful contribution to the growing discourses on public law in Asia. Surveying many important jurisdictions in Asia including mainland China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan, the book addresses recent developments and experiences...

    Published October 29th 2010 by Routledge

  32. Prospects for the Professions in China

    Edited by William P Alford, William Kirby, Kenneth Winston

    Series: Routledge Studies on Civil Society in Asia

    Professionals are a growing group in China and increasingly make their presence felt in governance and civil society. At the same time, however, professionals in the West are under increasing pressure from commercialism or scepticism about their ability to rise above self-interest. This book...

    Published September 30th 2010 by Routledge

  33. The Quest for Japan's New Constitution

    An Analysis of Visions and Constitutional Reform Proposals 1980-2009

    By Christian G. Winkler

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    This book examines the many attempts over the last three decades to revise Japan’s constitution. As the book shows, these attempts at revision have been relatively conservative, aiming to embed in the constitution visions of a different future for Japan. Specific reforms advocated include: enabling...

    Published September 23rd 2010 by Routledge

  34. Law, Wealth and Power in China

    Commercial Law Reforms in Context

    Edited by John Garrick

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    This book examines the law reforms of contemporary China in light of the Party-state’s ideological transformation and the political economy that shapes these reforms. This involves analysing three interrelated domains: law reform, power and wealth. The contributors to this volume employ a variety...

    Published September 22nd 2010 by Routledge

  35. Law, Policy, and Practice on China's Periphery

    Selective Adaptation and Institutional Capacity

    By Pitman B. Potter

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    This book examines the Chinese government’s policies and practices for relations with the Inner Periphery areas of Tibet, Xinjiang, and Inner Mongolia, and the Outer Periphery areas of Hong Kong and Taiwan focusing on themes of political authority, socio-cultural relations, and economic development...

    Published September 1st 2010 by Routledge

  36. Legal Reforms in China and Vietnam

    A Comparison of Asian Communist Regimes

    By John Gillespie, Albert H.Y. Chen

    Series: Routledge Law in Asia

    Although the adoption of market reforms has been a key factor leading to China’s recent economic growth, China continues to be governed by a communist party and has a socialist-influenced legal system. Vietnam, starting later, also with a socialist-influenced legal system, has followed a similar...

    Published July 29th 2010 by Routledge

  37. Policing Serious Crime in China

    From 'Strike Hard' to 'Kill Fewer'

    By Susan Trevaskes

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    Despite a resurgence in the number of studies of Chinese social control over the past decade or so, no sustained work in English has detailed the recent developments in policy and practice against serious crime, despite international recognition that Chinese policing of serious crime is relatively...

    Published June 16th 2010 by Routledge

  38. Divine Justice

    Religion And The Development Of Chinese Legal Culture

    By Paul R. Katz

    Series: Academia Sinica on East Asia

    This book considers the ways in which religious beliefs and practices have contributed to the formation of Chinese legal culture. It does so by describing two forms of overlap between religion and the law: the ideology of justice and the performance of judicial rituals. One of the most important...

    Published December 21st 2009 by Routledge

  39. Transforming Corporate Governance in East Asia

    Edited by Curtis Milhaupt, Kon-Sik Kim, Hideki Kanda

    Over the past ten years, the corporate governance environment in East Asia has undergone a significant transformation. The Asian Financial crisis, together with Japan’s long economic malaise, undermined confidence in the corporate structures, governance practices, and regulatory oversight of firms...

    Published December 21st 2009 by Routledge

  40. New Crime in China

    Public Order and Human Rights

    By Ronald Keith, Zhiqiu Lin

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    Examining the crimes that have recently been of the greatest concern in China, the authors assess the imbalance between public order and human rights in the way the Chinese legal system deals with crime. The issue of crime is of particular importance, both because current social upheaval...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  41. Intellectual Property and the New Global Japanese Economy

    By Ruth Taplin

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

    The Japanese economy is the second largest in the world and is becoming once more one of the most competitive. Despite the stagnation and deflation experienced during the 1990s, Japan has progressively become more aware of the need to be a global player, in particular under the radical...

    Published April 2nd 2009 by Routledge

  42. Law for Foreign Business and Investment in China

    By Vai Io Lo, Xiaowen Tian

    In trying to establish a presence in China, foreign investors have found it imperative to understand the regulatory environment of this potentially huge market. This book provides an up-to-date overview of the legal framework for doing business in China. It covers such topics as state structure;...

    Published March 3rd 2009 by Routledge

  43. Criminal Justice in Hong Kong

    By Carol Jones, Jon Vagg

    Containing a wealth of archival material and statistical data on crime and criminal justice, Criminal Justice in Hong Kong presents a detailed evaluation of Hong Kong’s criminal justice system, both past and present. Exploring the justice system and the perceptions of popular culture, this book...

    Published October 3rd 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish