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Law of Things in the Macau Civil Code: An Extension of the Romano—Germanic System Built Upon the Classical Concept of Ownership

  • Tong Io Cheng
Conference paper

The instruction given to me by the organizers is to write a paper on the following topic: “A Romano–Germanic system1 the shores of China – the case of Macau”. The paper is to focus on the characterization of Macau’s legal system as a civil law system, explore Macau’s Portuguese legal system roots in the fields of private law, and envisage scenarios for the legal system’s future continuity.

The main points that I have extracted from this instruction are: the paper should focus on Macau’s private law in a particular area, demonstrate the tradition, and envisage the possibility of future continuity.

My area of investigation is Civil Law, with a special interest in property law. Therefore, my basic idea is to try to demonstrate this tradition through a specific area, which will be the Law of Things, and then study the possibility of its continuation.

Keywords

Civil Code Consensual Approach Chinese Translation Ownership Tradition Commutative Justice 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tong Io Cheng
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  1. 1.University of MacuTaipaChina

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