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Chinese and Asian Law Resources










D'Angelo Law Library

University of Chicago Law School

February 2005





















People's Republic of China



Research Contacts



Lyonette Louis-Jacques

Foreign and International Law Librarian

D'Angelo Law Library





Lorna Y. Tang

Associate Law Librarian for Technical Services

D'Angelo Law Library





Bill Alspaugh

Chinese Studies Librarian

Regenstein Library





The Chinalaw List (formerly the Chinese Law Net e-mail list (see also Walter Hutchen's Chinese securities law blog at http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/faculty/whutchens/blog.html)



Welcome to Chinalaw, an electronic discussion group devoted to issues of modern Chinese law. While it is intended that the law of the People's Republic of China will be the main focus, postings relating to other Chinese jurisdictions or to Chinese legal history are also welcome. All persons with an interest in Chinese law are welcome to subscribe. Current subscribers — numbering 934 as of October 8, 2004 — include business people, law professors, lawyers, and students from many countries.



Research Guides




Nongji Zhang, "Electronic Resources on the Law of the People's Republic of China" (as part of program F-6,  A Current Appraisal of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Legal Research, 2004 Annual Meeting of the American Association Association of Law Libraries (AALL), Boston, Massachusetts)




Chinese Legal Research at the University of Washington (William B. McCloy)


(requires downloading plug-in to read Chinese characters)


Internet Chinese Legal Research Center (Wei Luo)


(covers Mainland China (the People's Republic of China or PRC), Taiwan (the Republic of China), and Hong Kong); includes links to Chinese Law Resources on the Internet)


The Internet and Chinese Law Materials (Bick-har Yeung, East Asian Collection, University of Melbourne, Australia; A paper prepared for the 18th IALL Course of International Law Librarianship "Australasian Law and Librarianship", Old Treasury Building, Melbourne, Australia, 12-16 September 1999)

Beyond the Border:  The Chinese Legal Information System in Cyberspace (Joan Liu)



A Complete Research Guide to the Laws of the People's Republic of China (Wei Luo & Joan Liu)

http://www.llrx.com/features/prc.htm (lists the following English-language journals/periodicals; see also Joan Liu's Finding Chinese Law on the Internet):


Chinese Legal Research (UCLA Law Library)



Research Resources: China Law, News and Government Resources on the Web (Yale Law School)

Chinalaw Web (University of Maryland School of Law)

Introduction to Chinese Legal System (isinolaw Research Centre)

Guide to Law Online:  China (Law Library of Congress)



Internet Guide for Chinese Studies:  Law (University of Heidelberg)



China Law Center (Yale Law School)



People's Republic of China (Washburn University Law School)



Kara Phillips, "Selected Books and Journal Articles on Chinese Law -- The 2004 Year in Review"


Josephine M.T. Khu, "Selected Bibliography of English-Language Materials on the Law of the People's Republic of China," 28 Columbia Journal of Transnational Law 531-575 (1990)



Joni J. Langevoort, "Chinese Law in English:  A Selected Bibliography," 14 International Journal of Legal Information 111-154 (1986).



Mon Yin Lung, "Annotated Bibliography of Selected English-Language Literature on Chinese Law," 6 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 95-121 (1986)

KA1.L73 D'Angelo Law Library, Reference


Wei Luo, "How to Find the Law of the People's Republic of China: A Research Guide and Selective Annotated Bibliography," 88 Law Library Journal 402-426 (1996)



Jeanette L. Pinard, "The People's Republic of China: A Bibliography of Selected English-Language Legal Materials," 3 China Law Reporter 46-143 (1985)



Thomas H. Reynolds & Arturo A. Flores, Foreign Law:  Current Sources of Codes and Basic Legislation in Jurisdictions of the World

XXK38.R490 1989 D'Angelo Law Library, Reference






Chinalawinfo (database on LexisNexis containing selected PRC cases and legislation in English translation)


BBC Summary of World Broadcasts and Monitoring Reports (in the Asia-Pacific Library, BBCSWB file on LexisNexis)(includes selected Chinese laws in English translation)


World News Connection (includes Chinese laws in English translation)







Doing Business in China:  People's Republic of China (Freshfields ed.)

XXKNQ920.D652 D'Angelo Law Library


China Laws for Foreign Business =[Zhongguo dui wai jing ji fa gui hui bian] (CCH Australia)

KNQ920 C47 John Marshall Law Library

(request via CLAS/ILL)



Selected PRC Legal Provisions (Congressional-Executive Commission on China)

Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo Fagui Huibian = Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo fa gui hui bian

XXKNQ12.C3 Regenstein, East Asian/CJK

Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo Falü Huibian = Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo fa lü hui bian

XXKNQ12.C32 Regenstein, East Asian/CJK


Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo she wai fa gui hui bian, 1991-1992 / Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo guo wu yuan fa zhi ju bian = Laws and regulations of the People's Republic of China governing foreign-related matters / compiled by the Bureau of Legislative Affairs of the State Council of the People's Republic of China.


XXKNQ3405 .A28 1994 Regenstein, East Asian/CJK






China Law Reports

XXKNQ19.A35C45 D'Angelo Law Library

(published 1991-1994)


Ren min fa yuan an li xuan

(compilation of select Supreme People's Court cases)

XXKNQ19.A3 Regenstein, East Asian/CJK

(incomplete holdings)

Zhonghua renmin gongheguo zuigao renmin fayuan gonbao (gazette of the Supreme People's Court of the PRC)
XKNQ18.C48 Regenstein, East Asian/CJK

ChinaCourt.org ("first in court news and legal information"; sponsored by the Supreme People's Court of the PRC; includes English-language biographical information on the justices, judicial news, People's Court Daily, PRC laws and regulations, and information on the judicial system)



Asian Law Resources



Researching Asian Legal Systems (Georgetown University Law Library)



China, Japan, Korea (New York University Law Library)



Asian Law Centre (University of Melbourne, Australia)



Journal of Asian Law (Columbia University)



East Asian Law Department (University of Washington School of Law, Gallagher Law Library)



Asian Law Abstracts (Legal Scholarship Network (LSN), Social Science Research Network (SSRN); edited by Donald Clarke and Veronica Taylor; abstracts are sent via e-mail to subscribers and also archived):

"Asian Law Abstracts will publish abstracts of working papers, forthcoming 
articles, and recently published articles related to Asian law. "Asian law" is
to be understood as focusing on, but not limited to, the laws of Burma, 
Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, North Korea, the 
People's Republic of China, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and 
Vietnam, and issues that cover more than the law of a single Asian nation, as 
well as legal developments of broad general interest that occur in particular 
Asian countries. The areas covered include competition law, administrative 
law, private law, public and constitutional law, judicial systems (especially 
areas of judicial co-operation), law and development, legal procedure, and 
legal philosophy and legal theory as they apply to current developments in 


East Asia Department (University of Chicago Library)



Curator for the Collection                   Yuan Zhou                            yzhou3@uchicago.edu       (773)702-8436