LAW, INSTITUTIONS, AND BUSINESS IN GREATER CHINA
2017/2018, Semester 2
Modular Credits: LL4237V ( 5 ) / LL5237V ( 5 ) / LL6237V ( 5 )
This module aims to explore the interaction between legal institutions and economic/business development in Greater China (i.e. China, Taiwan, HK), with focus on China. How has China been able to offset institutional weaknesses at home while achieving impressive economic results worldwide? Have China’s experiences indicated an unorthodox model as captured in the term “Beijing Consensus”? To what extent is this model different from East Asian models and conventional thinking in economic growth? This course reviews theories about market development in the context of Greater China, including securities, corporate regulations, capital markets, property, sovereign wealth funds, foreign investment, and anticorruption etc.The objective of this course is to interrogate China’s experience in the context of law, institutions and business and examine whether and what lessons they provide for conventional thinking about law, business and economic development.
Research paper: 80%:
You can choose your own topic along the lines of the general theme of this module:
whether and to what extent has the rise
challenged the conventional thinking about law and business, certain substance of legal doctrines, or legal practices in a specific area of law (e.g. contract, property, securities, corporate)
. Word limit: 4500 words (including footnotes)
Class participation/reaction paper/presentation: 20%:
You will be required to write two 500-word reaction papers and a very brief presentation of your draft paper.
Please refer to the syllabus.