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030582 KU Chinese Contract Law: Comparative Perspectives (2019S)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 30 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 19.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum SEM62 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 6.OG
Thursday 21.03. 11:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum SEM31 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 3.OG
Tuesday 26.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum SEM42 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 4.OG
Thursday 28.03. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum SEM31 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 3.OG
Tuesday 07.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum SEM42 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 4.OG
Thursday 09.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum SEM62 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 6.OG
Monday 13.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum SEM42 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 4.OG
Wednesday 15.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum SEM42 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 4.OG
Friday 17.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum SEM62 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 6.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course is designed to assist students in approaching critically and creatively the law governing the rights and obligations that arise in the Chinese legal system when individuals and organisations make agreements or promises. It is primarily concerned with how legislative provisions of the Chinese contract law are interpreted and applied by Chinese courts in the resolution of actual contract disputes. The course will also engage in discussion of the relevant principles of law from a comparative perspective, using the Anglo-Australian common law as a benchmark. It will thus provide a unique opportunity to understand Chinese contract law through the lens of the common law.

Assessment and permitted materials

The research essay will be an analysis of a topic within the scope of Chinese contract law. Comparative study from the German/Austrian/European perspectives are welcome. Each student’s chosen topic needs to be approved by the instructor before the last class meeting. The research essay should be in the range of 4000-6,000 words (excluding footnotes) and be properly referenced, using appropriate but not excessive footnoting and including a bibliography. It must be submitted as a WORD format email attachment to the instructor’s email address (qiao.liu@law.uq.edu.au) by 15:00 pm on 25 May 2019.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students will be engaged in a variety of evaluative activities including seminar discussions, in-class problem-solving sessions, oral presentations etc during the course. An end-of-semester research essay will account for 70% of their final grade and 30% of the grade will be awarded based on students’ class participation.

Examination topics

Reading list

M Zhang, Chinese Contract Law Theory and Practice (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers Leiden/Boston 2006);
E McKendrick and Q Liu, Contract Law Australian Edition (Palgrave Macmillan 2015)

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