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This guide lists essential print and online sources for researching foreign law. NOTE: First 4 tabs list important general sources that might not be repeated in the dropdown tabs.
Last Updated: Oct 9, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Chinese Law Databases

NOTE: Please, use Internet Explorer for Chinese databases!

  • China Knowledge Resource Integrated Database/CNKI
    The Library does not have a subscription. Search the database for citations and look for full text in Chinese Academic Journals (above).
  • China Law & Practice
    The printed publication is known as "Asia Law and Practice." Publishes news, a law digest, business law bulletins, archives, and lists of events. Online from 2002-.
  • China Law Data (Law Data/Yue dan fa xue)
    This full text Chinese legal database, in the Chinese vernacular, contains the laws and regulations, court decisions, major law journals, and reference materials for Taiwan. It also covers law- related journals of the Peoples Republic of China.
  • Chinese Academic Journals
    Search in English or Chinese. Abstracts and bibliographic citations in English (1994-). Full text available in Chinese via the CAJ Viewer (free download).
  • Global-Regulation
    Contains machine-produced English translations of the legislation and administrative rules of China. Warning: Machine-based translations should not be relied upon in important documents and writings.
  • Internet Chinese Legal Research Center
    Provides links to legal resources concerning Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, as well as legal research guides and other information related to Chinese legal research.
  • LawInfoChina
    Contains primary materials in English and Chinese, including statutes, regulations, cases, government policies, legal news, treatises, and law review articles. From the English interface, click any tab in Chinese to switch to the Chinese interface.
  • Laws of the People's Republic of China - AsianLII
  • Lawyee
    Chinese case law database. Vernacular.
  • Lexis Advance
    Includes selective coverage, from 1891 to the present, of Chinese laws, regulations, tax information, judicial decisions, and other legal documents, collected from government sources, and translated by LexisNexis China Online (COL) in Beijing.
  • Supreme People's Court of the People's Republic of China

Chinese Law Research Guides

A Complete Research Guide to the Laws of the People's Republic of China (PRC), LLRX by Joan Liu and Wei Luo

Finding Chinese Law on the Internet, GlobaLex by Joan Liu

Lee, Zhang, Okuhara, & Ma, Issues and Trends in Collection Development for East Asian Legal Materials, 105 Law Library Journal 321 (2013). PDF. This article includes a survey of the main print and electronic sources for Korean, Japanese and Chinese law.


    Chinese Law in the Library

    Materials will be located in B2 North (map), with call numbers beginning with KNN and KNQ.


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