JJUA55079U  Chinese legal culture in European and Danish perspective – business law in focus and context

Volume 2017/2018
Content

Subjects:

- Chinese traditions and their impact on contemporary normative and legal culture

- The role of law in the People's Republic of China: Heritage of communism and post-communist legal and normative developments

- Legal reform and the development of a market economy: Company law, foreign investment law, trade law, intellectual property law, contract law and corporate social responsibility

- China's access to the WTO and its legal implications

- Human rights and corruption

- Social organizations, internal migration and the law

- Internet norms and regulations, censorship,and culture of communication

- China and the EU; comparisons of Chinese and Western negotiation and legal cultures.
- Oral student presentations and written summaries of assigned texts
- Group discussions of texts and topical cases in class
- lectures by and dialogue with and among teachers
- Use of visual material (film, documentaries, video)- Midterm group papers Specific activities:
- Seminar with invited expert speakers- Visits (to specific sites, embassy, companies et al, tbc)

Learning Outcome

Basic understanding of Chinese tradition, philosophy and history and their impact on normative cultures;

Basic understanding of general relations between Chinese and European legal cultures;

Basic understanding of the development of a market economy in a Chinese context;

Basic knowledge of core business rules of China (contract, company, trade, investment,intellectual property);

Basic insight in the complex nature of bureaucracy in China;

Basic understanding of negotiation culture of Chinese business communities.

Major sources: 

- Selected articles primarily on the following topics (available in Absalon):
Chinese normative traditions & culture (Daoism and Confucianism) and their influence on contemporary legal and normative culture; Communist normative heritage and post-communist legal developments; Contemporary Chinese law – the influence of rule of law and human rights; Social organizations, social activism and normative frameworks; Legal reform and development of market economy and market law; Company law, foreign investment law and foreign trade law; Intellectual property law, contract law and company law; globalizations, markets and norms.

Engelsk kundskaber
Oral student presentations and written summaries of assigned texts
- Group discussions of texts and topical cases in class
- lectures by and dialogue with and among teachers
- Use of visual material (film, documentaries, video)- Midterm group papers Specific activities:
- Seminar with invited expert speakers- Visits (to specific sites, embassy, companies et al, tbc)
Written
Oral
Individual
Collective
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
Peer feedback (Students give each other feedback)

This course is based on student presentations of texts followed by discussions and  delivery of mid-term papers by groups related to topics treated during the course. The mid-term papers will be evaluated through feedback from peers and teachers. Visits to relevant institutions have also been undertaken (eg the Chinese Embassy).

Credit
15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Project exam (including group projects)
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Exam period

Spring: TBA

Re-exam

Please see the ’Academic calendar´ on KUnet

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Seminar
  • 56
  • Preparation
  • 356,5
  • Total
  • 412,5