ArticlesVol. 23, No. 1, Fall 2009

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Abstract

The 60th Anniversary of the PRC: A Retrospective on the Chinese Legal System

Since its establishment in 1987, the Columbia Journal of Chinese Law and its successor, the Columbia Journal of Asian Law, have played an important role in publishing English language scholarship about the law of China and Asia. An important part of this mission has been the publication of scholarship not only by scholars in the United States and Europe, but also by scholars from China and elsewhere in Asia. I am delighted that this special edition of the Journal, marking the sixtieth anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China and thirty- years of legal reforms in China, continues this tradition of publishing top scholarship by scholars based in China and overseas, as well as by Columbia Law School students.

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