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Routledge Studies in Asian Law


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This series brings together studies looking into all aspects of the law in an Asian and Asia-Pacific context. Synthesising a range of disciplines, it aims to develop our understanding of a whole range of legal issues emerging from the world's largest continent.

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Philosophy of Law in Korea Acceptance, Engagement and Social Change

Philosophy of Law in Korea: Acceptance, Engagement and Social Change

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Jeong-Oh Kim, Hak Tai Kim, Joon-Seok Park, Dong-Ryong Shin
October 21, 2022

When Korea began as a newly independent state in 1948, its economy was very underdeveloped and the rule of law was just established. The journey of democratization in Korea was not without challenges. This book traces the history of the legal philosophy development in Korea and highlights Korea's ...

China’s Foreign Investment Legal Regime Progress and Limitations

China’s Foreign Investment Legal Regime: Progress and Limitations

1st Edition

By Yuwen Li, Cheng Bian
March 11, 2022

China has developed a piecemeal pattern of regulating foreign investment since the end of 1970s. The latest law is the Foreign Investment Law (FIL), which became effective on 1 January 2020. The groundbreaking new FIL is well acknowledged for its promises and affirmations pledged to investors,...

Land Law and Disputes in Asia In Search of an Alternative for Development

Land Law and Disputes in Asia: In Search of an Alternative for Development

1st Edition

Edited By Yuka Kaneko, Narufumi Kadomatsu, Brian Z. Tamanaha
September 17, 2021

Through an in-depth legal analysis by leading scholars, this book searches for the exact legal causes of land-related disputes in Asia within the histories, legal systems and social realities of the respective countries. It consists of four main parts: examining the relationship between law and ...

Chinese Legal Culture and Constitutional Order

Chinese Legal Culture and Constitutional Order

1st Edition

By Shiping Hua
April 03, 2019

This book examines China’s striving for a constitutional order in the 20th century from comparative, historical, and theoretical perspectives. Through a comprehensive study of six major constitutional reforms experienced by China in the last century, Shiping Hua explores pragmatism, instrumentalism...

Constitutional Remedies in Asia

Constitutional Remedies in Asia

1st Edition

Edited By Po Jen Yap
March 05, 2019

Many jurisdictions in Asia have vested their courts with the power of constitutional review. Traditionally, these courts would invalidate an impugned law to the extent of its inconsistency with the constitution. In common law systems, such an invalidation operates immediately and retrospectively; ...

Writing Chinese Laws The Form and Function of Legal Statutes Found in the Qin Shuihudi Corpus

Writing Chinese Laws: The Form and Function of Legal Statutes Found in the Qin Shuihudi Corpus

1st Edition

By Ernest Caldwell
May 16, 2018

The legal institutions of the short-lived Qin dynasty (221–207 BCE) have been vilified by history as harsh and draconian. Yet ironically, many Qin institutional features, such as written statutory law, were readily adopted by subsequent dynasties as the primary means for maintaining administrative ...

Civil Unrest and Governance in Hong Kong Law and Order from Historical and Cultural Perspectives

Civil Unrest and Governance in Hong Kong: Law and Order from Historical and Cultural Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Michael H. K. Ng, John D Wong
June 07, 2017

This book examines important social movements in Hong Kong from the perspectives of historical and cultural studies. Conventionally regarded as one of the most politically stable cities in Asia, Hong Kong has yet witnessed many demonstrations and struggles against the colonial and post-colonial ...

Rethinking South China Sea Disputes The Untold Dimensions and Great Expectations

Rethinking South China Sea Disputes: The Untold Dimensions and Great Expectations

1st Edition

By Katherine Hui-Yi Tseng
January 05, 2017

The proposed book draws on the on-going South China Sea dispute, and the multifaceted challenges wrought by the South China Sea issue that requires an inter-disciplinary perspective. It employs legal-analytical methods, to emphasize the nuances of the role and interpretation of international law ...

Asian Law in Disasters Toward a Human-Centered Recovery

Asian Law in Disasters: Toward a Human-Centered Recovery

1st Edition

Edited By Yuka KANEKO, Katsumi MATSUOKA, Toshihisa TOYODA
May 11, 2016

This book is a critical analysis of several of the most disaster-prone regions in Asia. Its unique focus is on the legal issues in the phase of disaster recovery, the most lengthy and difficult stage of disaster response that follows the conclusion of initial emergency stage of humanitarian aid. In...

Judicial Review of Elections in Asia

Judicial Review of Elections in Asia

1st Edition

Edited By Po Jen Yap
April 11, 2016

In the past century, Asian nations have experienced a wave of democratisation as countries in the region have gained independence or transitioned from authoritarian military rule towards more participatory politics. At the same time, there has been an expansion of judicial power in Asia, whereby ...

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