Beyond Methodological Eurocentricism: Comparing the Chinese and European Legal Traditions

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Taisu Zhang

Yale University - Law School

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

The comparative study of Chinese and European legal history is arguably as old as the social sciences themselves. In recent decades, comparative Chinese and European legal history, broadly defined, has thrived in both Chinese academic circles and foreign ones, across a number of disciplines, including history, law, economics, and sociology. This article reviews the basic trends in this literature and suggests avenues for future research, both thematic and methodological.

Keywords: Comparative Legal History, China, Europe

Suggested Citation

Zhang, Taisu, Beyond Methodological Eurocentricism: Comparing the Chinese and European Legal Traditions (2016). 56 American Journal of Legal History 195 (2016), Yale Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 610, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 576, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3006323

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