Chinese 'Case Law' in Comparative Law Studies : Illusions and Complexities

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S97-S117
Journal / PublicationAsian Journal of Comparative Law
Issue numberSupp. S1
Online published7 Aug 2019
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019
Externally publishedYes


Chinese court cases have attained increasing importance in recent studies of Chinese law, but remain insufficiently understood. In this article, I demonstrate why Chinese court cases should be given more weighty consideration in comparative studies involving Chinese law as a comparator, and how such cases, particularly 'Guiding Cases' and 'Gazette Cases' (which are published in the official Gazette of the Supreme People's Court), should be properly dealt with and assessed in view of the complexity of the court case system in China.

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