“Judicial Politics” as State-Building
My book, Sending Law to the Countryside (Song Fa Xia Xiang) (Zhu 2000), was originally directed to a Chinese audience who I believed was too inclined to superficially import Western legal concepts or theories. But it has also captured the attention of the West as well, because it raises some hot issues regarding China’s basic-level judicial system. It thereby has nourished a constructive cross-cultural dialogue.
KeywordsPolitical Party Military Officer Judicial Independence Supreme People Circuit Court
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