A Comparative Analysis of Policing Consumer Contracts in China and the EU

  • Jiangqiu Ge

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 293-325

About this book


This study seeks to fill a gap in the existing literature by describing the formulation, interpretation and enforcement of the rules on consumer contracts in China and the EU, and by mapping key similarities and differences. The study addresses selected issues regarding consumer contracts: sources of law in the two jurisdictions are first discussed to set the scene. Afterwards, one preliminary issue - how to define the concept of a consumer contract - and two substantive topics - unfair terms and withdrawal rights - are dealt with. Apart from the descriptive analysis, the book also provides possible explanations for these comparative findings, and argues that the differences in consumer contract rules can be primarily attributed to a disparity of markets. The book offers a valuable resource, particularly for researchers and practitioners in the fields of private law and comparative law.


Consumer law Comparative law Chinese law and EU law Unfair contract terms Withdrawal rights The concept of consumer

Authors and affiliations

  • Jiangqiu Ge
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  1. 1.School of LawFudan UniversityShanghaiChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-2988-3
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-2989-0
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