Record Item Year: 2004

The Recently Revised Marriage Law of China: The Promise and the Reality

Even though the recent revisions to the marriage laws have been hailed as some of the most significant and positive changes in family law in China, thus far no empirical evaluation of the laws’ effectiveness in actual practice has been conducted. The article raises some questions as to the practical effect these revisions will have […]

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Full Circle? Rural Land Reforms in Globalizing China

ABSTRACT: China’s rural land rights regime is being reformed. Most explanations for the reforms focus on the efficiency effects anticipated from the strengthening of villagers’ land rights. In contrast, this article argues that rural land rights reforms are intended to resolve the intra-state and state-society contention generated by China’s market transition and globalization, and to […]

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