China Law Reader (English and Chinese Edition)

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This book is an indispensable reference tool for all government or non-government agencies dealing with the Chinese legal system. Provides key vocabulary, definitions, and usage for contemporary Chinese legal terminology. The China Law Reader is a one-of-a-kind, must-have book for anyone seeking to master Chinese legal and business documents. Modern Chinese can be difficult to learn, and the particular vocabulary and style of legal documents can seem all the more challenging because of the unique blend of legal jargon and literary style that defines them. With its extensive vocabulary lists and introductory material on how to read and interpret complex sentences, China Law Reader provides the tools necessary to master Chinese legal documents. Law practice tips throughout the materials acquaint the reader with the Chinese legal system, and provide insights on nuances between U.S. and Chinese legal concepts. Co-authored by Lawrence Foster, professor and Dean Emeritus of the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii, Tiffany Yajima, a practicing attorney with over ten years of experience in China, and Yan Lin, an Associate Professor of law at Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ko Guan Law School, this book is a must-have for any lawyer, business professional or student interested in mastering Chinese legal and business documents. The China Law Reader includes a wide variety of Chinese legal materials, including the Constitution, laws, rules, regulations, judicial interpretations, cases and lawyer work product.

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Before obtaining his legal education, Dr. Foster received a PhD in Chinese Studies and taught Chinese language at the University of Hawaii, Western Washington State University, and at the University of Washington.

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...This well written and researched book offers a unique, and needed, resource for practitioners and scholars of Chinese law. --David Atnip, Lawyer and Managing Director, LawInn HR

The number of American law students who speak Chinese is increasing. The number of American law students who can read Chinese is increasing as well, though that number is considerably less than those who can speak it. The number of American law students who can read Chinese legal documents with anything approaching their ability to read those documents in English is exceedingly small. So how does someone make the leap from being able to read general interest publications in Chinese to being able to read legal documents in Chinese? I am constantly being asked this question and my answer is usually that they should try to take a legal Chinese course at their law school if it has one or otherwise, just learn Chinese legal terminology on the job. They invariably then ask me if I can recommend a book to them and I would invariably say no. Until now. Until China Law Reader. China Law Reader is written by Lawrence Foster, a Professor of Law at the University of Hawaii, Tiffany Yajima a licensed lawyer who was formerly with AmCham in Shanghai, and Yan Lin, a Professor of Law at Jiaotong University in Shanghai. In its introduction, China Law Reader describes its purpose and its ideal reader as follows: The primary purpose of the CLR is to introduce you to the language of Chinese law. The ideal user is someone who has completed at least two years of Chinese language study and is now ready to read actual law-related Chinese language texts in order to learn the specialized language of Chinese law. I completely agree. If you already are able to read Chinese fairly well and you are going to be working with legal text, get the book. Now. --Dan Harris from China Law Blog

...This well written and researched book offers a unique, and needed, resource for practitioners and scholars of Chinese law. --David Atnip, Lawyer and Managing Director, LawInn HR

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