This paper provides a concise and practical summary of the structure of the Chinese
judicial system and court hierarchy, explains key legal processes under Chinese
procedure law, and examines the role and functions of courts.
ChinaLawInfo, (a.k.a pkulaw.cn) is a Chinese language legal research database. Due to vendor licensing restrictions remote access to this resource is limited to University of Minnesota Law School faculty, students and staff. All other patrons may access this resource by visiting the University of Minnesota Law Library.
This special series presented by the International Society for Chinese Law and History invites researchers to introduce a document from their own collections, provide a translation, and discuss what these texts might be used to study.
By Joan Lijun Liu.
Joan Lijun Liu is currently a curator at Fudan University Library. In addition to teaching for the Library and Information Studies program and supervising the LIS graduate students in the Literature and Information Center of the Library, she also lectures in the Law School at the Fudan University. Previously, she served as a tenured associate curator at the New York University Law Library.
This database contains selected Chinese legislation and related documents that have been translated into English. It includes: laws, regulations, pronouncements, resolutions, notices, measures, rules, decisions, decrees, principles, provisions, announcements, procedures, official replies and circulars (in interim, current and/or planned versions).
This guide, prepared by the Law Library of Congress, includes links to free online resources regarding the country of China, focusing on its constitution; executive, legislative and judicial branches; legal guides; and general sources.
Managed by Hiroaki Terada at Kyoto University Law School, the site offers a Bibliography of Chinese Legal History Studies in Modern Japan (1900-2000), an Annotated List of Works by H. Terada, and related links,.
A commercial site with materials derived from the government sources. The library does NOT have a subscription but free limited logins are available for searching the laws and regulations section of the database.
The search platform links to the official Taiwan Law Database (中華民國法律目錄及彙編) but has Keyword-In-Context Search (KWIC關鍵字索引系統) functionality and a standard English translation dictionary (英譯法律關鍵詞典). The library LawPack tab includes topical secondary sources.
GovHK is the one-stop portal of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government with the main content provided by participating Government bureaux and departments, making those information and services of the public sector easier to find and use.
The Historical Laws of Hong Kong Online is a full-text image database providing access to past revised editions of Hong Kong Laws. The database comprises a total of seven consolidations of the laws of Hong Kong: 1890, 1901, 1912, 1923, 1937, 1950, and 1964 (last updated to 1989).
Hong Kong e-Legislation (HKeL) is the official database of Hong Kong legislation. It provides free online access to current and past versions of consolidated legislation dating back to 30 June 1997 and PDF copies marked “verified copy” have official legal status. Different searching and viewing modes are available to facilitate access to law. The database is maintained by the Department of Justice.