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Concise Chinese Tort Laws

Series: China-EU Law Series, Vol. 1

Li, Xiang, Jin, Jigang

2014, XVI, 327 p.

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  • The first book (and probably the only book to date) on China's tort law that was written in English for international audiences
  • Explains the theories, legislative processes and applications of China's modern tort law from three different standpoints (academic, statute and case law perspectives), providing a comprehensive view of the law's past, present and future
  • Mr. Xiang Li, one of the two authors recently received a letter from President Obama, acknowledging his excellent contribution and achievements
The explosive economic development in China over the last three decades has created social challenges unprecedented in the country's history.  In response, China has overhauled its existing tort laws and even created new tort laws. By exploring its principles, theories and history, this book provides international readers a fresh outlook on China's tort law system.  Granted that some concepts or theories in China's modern tort laws were "borrowed" from the west, the principles behind them can nevertheless often find their roots in ancient Chinese philosophies, concepts or even laws.  This book also uses real cases to explain the courts' application of China's tort laws and the meaning of the corresponding statutes.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Chinese Tort Law - Torts in Practice - Torts in Statute - Torts in Theory

Related subjects » Law

Table of contents 

Part 1 Torts in Theory.- The Development of Tort Law in China.- Tortious Act and Tort Liability.- Imputation Principles of Tort Liability.- Elements of Tort Liability.- Joint Tort Liability.- Affirmative Defenses Against Tort Liability.- General Tort Liability.- Special Provisions on Liable Parties.- Special Tort Liability.- Form of Tortious Liability.- Methods for Assuming Liability.- Damage Compensation.- Part 2 Torts in Statute.- General Provisions.- Constituting Liability and Methods of Assuming Liability.- Circumstances to Waive Liability and Mitigate Liability.- Special Provisions on Tortfeasors.- Product Liability.- Liability for Motor Vehicle Traffic Accident.- Liability for Medical Malpractice.- Liability for Environmental Pollution.- Liability for Ultrahazardous Activities.- Liability for Harm Caused by Domestic Animals.- Liability for Harm Caused by Objects.- Supplementary Provision.- Part 3 Torts in Practice.- General Provisions.- Constituting Liability and Methods of Assuming Liability.- General Tort Liability.- Defenses for Tort Liability.- Special Provisions on Tortfeasors.- Product Liability.- Liability for Motor Vehicle Traffic Accident.- Liability for Medical Malpractice.- Liability for Environmental Pollution.- Liability for Ultrahazardous Activities.- Liability for Harm Caused by Domestic Animals.- Liability for Harm Caused by Objects.

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