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1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Asian Law

Edited By

Christoph Antons

ISBN 9780415659406
Published November 10, 2016 by Routledge
446 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Routledge Handbook of Asian Law is a cutting-edge and comprehensive resource which surveys the interdisciplinary field of Asian Law. Written by an international team of experts, the chapters within cover issues as diverse as family law and Islamic courts, decentralisation and the revival of traditional forms of law, discourses on the rule of law, human rights, corporate governance and environmental protection

The volume is divided into five parts covering:

  • Asia in Law, and the Humanities and Social Sciences;
  • The Political Economy of Law in Asia - Law in the Context of Asian Development; 

  • Asian traditions and their transformations;
  • Law, the environment, and access to land and natural resources;
  • People in Asia and their rights.

Offering an overview of the full spectrum of Law in Asia, the Handbook is an invaluable resource for academics, researchers, lawyers, graduate and undergraduate students studying this ever-evolving field.

Table of Contents

Part I: Asia in Law, the Humanities and Social Sciences

1. Introduction

2. Law, Networks, Mobility: Nineteenth Century Provocations

Part II: The Political Economy of Law in Asia – Law in the Context of Asian Development

3. East Asia and the Study of Law and Development

4. A New China Model for the Post Global Financial Crisis Era: Legal Dimensions

5. Constitutions, Constitutional Practice and Constitutionalism in East Asia

6. The Vietnamese Courts and Reform Dynamics

7. The Role of Lawyers in South and East Asia

8. The Political Determinants of Corporate Reorganization in China

9. Clusters and Links in Asian Intellectual Property Law

10. Innovation Governance Competition: Comparing India’s and China’s Electronic Commerce Development Strategies

11. Foreign Investment Law: Asian investment and the growth of regional investment agreements

Part III: Asian traditions and their transformations

12. National Control over Local Lawmaking in Indonesia

13. Forestry Law, Masyarakat Adat, and Struggles for Inclusive Citizenship in Indonesia

14. Legal and cultural landscapes: cultural and intellectual property concepts and the ‘safeguarding’ of intangible cultural heritage in Southeast Asia

Part IV: Law, the environment and access to land and natural resources

15. Transnational Sustainability Certification as a New Extraterritoriality?

16. The Regulation of Innovation in Agriculture and Sustainable Development in India and Southeast Asia

17. Institutionalising Property: New Land Law in a New Nation-State

18. Water Law in India

Part V: People in Asia and their rights

19. Islamic Courts or Courts for Muslims? Shari’a and the State in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore

20. Indigenous Peoples: Indigeneity, Indigeny or Indigenism?

21. Lèse-majesté, Asian style: Crisis of Monarchy in Pre-war Japan and Present-Day Thailand

22. The construction of ethnicity in colonial law and its legacy: The example of the Peranakan Chinese in Indonesia

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Christoph Antons is a Professor of Law at Deakin University, Geelong, Australia; Chief Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation; Affiliated Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition; Senior Fellow, Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, Germany.