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Title The draft civil code of the People's Republic of China : English translation / prepared by the Legislative Research Group of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences ; [edited] by Liang Huixing ; translated from the Chinese by Junwei Fu [and others]
Published Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 550 pages)
Contents Fundamental principles -- Natural persons -- Juristic persons, unincorporated associations -- Objects of rights -- Juristic acts -- Agency -- Limitation of actions -- Date, period -- General rules -- Ownership -- Use right of residential land -- Farmland use right -- Neighboring land use right -- Right of pawnage -- Mortgage right -- Right of pledge -- Right of retention -- Chattel mortgage -- Possession -- General provisions -- Causes of obligation -- Categories of obligations -- Performance of obligation -- Preservation of obligations -- Modification and transfer of obligation -- Extinguishment of obligations -- General provisions -- Establishment of contracts -- Effect of contracts -- Termination and dissolution of contract -- Performance of contracts -- Liability for breach of contract -- Sales contracts -- Electricity, water, gas and heat supply contracts -- Contracts of donation -- Contracts of lease -- Financial leasing contracts -- Deposit contract -- Loan contracts -- Contracts of loan for use -- Employment contracts -- Manufacturing contracts -- Contracts for construction projects -- Contracts for build-operate projects -- Contracts of carriage -- Contracts of mandate -- Contracts of brokerage -- Intermediation contracts -- Technology contracts -- Storage contracts -- Warehouse service contracts -- Property management contracts -- Teaching and training contracts -- Medical service contracts -- Dining contracts -- Lodging contracts -- Travel service contracts -- Performance contracts -- Publication contracts -- Partnership contracts -- Guarantee contracts -- Independent guarantee contracts -- General provisions -- One's own tortious act -- Liability for the torts of others -- Quasi tort: liability without fault -- Civil liability in tort -- General provisions -- Kinship -- Marriage -- Relationship between spouses -- Divorce -- Parents and children -- Adoption -- Maintenance -- Guardianship and curatorship -- General provisions -- Intestate inheritance -- Testamentary disposition -- Legacy-support agreement -- Disposition of estate
Summary Since the beginning of the 20th century, various attempts have been made by legal scholars to draft a Civil Code in China. However, only since the 1980s, when the 'open-door' policy was implemented, has Chinese Civil law become the basis for the development of a socialist market economy. Since the adoption of Chinese contract law (1999), property Law (2007) and tort Law (2009) in recent years, the basic construction of a socialist civil law system has been formulated. For the completion of a systematic civil law structure, a Civil Code has now been further advocated by society. The Draft Civil Code, prepared by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences headed by Liang Huixing, is the first Draft Civil Code since the establishment of the People's Republic of China. The English translation of this code aims to provide a source for western scholars to provide some knowledge on recent developments of Chinese civil law. Also available as a Paperback edition (978-90-04-17915-8)
Notes Translated from the Chinese
Print version record
Subject Civil law -- China
LAW -- Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice.
Civil law.
Civil code.
Civil law.
droit civil -- Chine (République populaire) -- texte législatif.
droit civil -- codification -- Chine (République populaire) -- texte législatif.
droit civil -- révision -- Chine (République populaire) -- texte législatif.
Form Electronic book
Author Liang, Huixing
Zhongguo ke xue yuan. Legislative Research Group
ISBN 9789004216631