Development of Comparative Law in East Asia

Zentaro Kitagawa

in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Law

Published in print November 2006 | ISBN: 9780199296064
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Law

 Development of Comparative Law in East Asia

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This article discusses the development of comparative law in East Asia, focusing on the area of private law. It also focuses primarily on Japan, although it also considers developments in Korea and China as well. The article also looks beyond the development of the discipline and outlines more generally some challenges and perspectives for comparative law in the near future. The modern legal systems of Japan, Korea, and China were once all shaped by the reception of Western legal models, albeit to varying degrees and in a variety of ways.

Keywords: Japan; private law; Korea; China; comparative law; Western legal models

Article.  10268 words. 

Subjects: Law ; Comparative Law

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