Chinese Law and Legal Theories

After three decadesof reform, China is a transformed and yet a rapidly changing society. Along with the continuing economic changes, thereis no dispute that China has witnessed tremendous transformations in thearea of law. Beyond the mask of ideological differences, the present legal development in China is a continuing process of modernisation that started at the turn of the 20th century.This series aims to study the legal development in China from the historical and comparative perspectives. It seeks to bring together scholarly work that not only examines legal theories but also investigates how law is implemented and reinforced in the Chinese society. It aims to become the series of choice for prospective authors of in-depth historical, theoretical studies as well as socio-legal and empirical studies on Chinese law.  

Brill welcomes submissions of book proposals and manuscripts for consideration for inclusion in the series.  Submissions should be in English and can be sent to the attention of the Publishing Editor, Qin Higley at or the Series Editor, Jianfu Chen at