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Volume10
MonthNovember
Year2008
TitleTort Reform with Chinese Characteristics: Toward a "Harmonious Society" in the People's Republic of China
Author(s)Andrew J. Green
First Page121
AbstractThis Article presents an analysis of tort law in China specifically focusing on personal injury tort law. It provides a general background on the role of tort law in society, and then it analyzes the specific laws, regulations, and cases that form the personal injury tort regime, covering both historical and recent laws. The article then explores the forces in society and politics that seem to be behind the new legal rules. It concludes by drawing attention to several steps that may be taken as part of further reform.