Civil Society in China: The Legal Framework from Ancient Times to the Reform Era

Hardcover | May 10, 2013

byKarla Simon

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This is the definitive book on the legal and fiscal framework for civil society organizations (CSOs) in China from earliest times to the present day. Civil Society in China traces the ways in which laws and regulations have shaped civil society over the 5,000 years of China's history and looksat ways in which social and economic history have affected the legal changes that have occurred over the millennia. This book provides an historical and current analysis of the legal framework for civil society and citizen participation in China, focusing not merely on legal analysis, but also on the ways in which the legal framework influenced and was influenced in turn by social and economic developments. Theprincipal emphasis is on ways in which the Chinese people - as opposed to high-ranking officials or cadres - have been able to play a part in the social and economic development of China through the associations in which they participate. Civil Society in China sums up this rather complex journey through Chinese legal, social, and political history by assessing the ways in which social, economic, and legal system reforms in today's China are bound to have an impact on civil society. The changes that have occurred in China's civilsociety since the late 1980's and, most especially, since the late 1990's, are nothing short of remarkable. This volume is an essential guide for lawyers and scholars seeking an in depth understanding of social life in China written by one its leading experts.

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This is the definitive book on the legal and fiscal framework for civil society organizations (CSOs) in China from earliest times to the present day. Civil Society in China traces the ways in which laws and regulations have shaped civil society over the 5,000 years of China's history and looksat ways in which social and economic histor...

Karla W. Simon is Professor of Law at the Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America. She is Co-Director with Dr. Frederick Ahearn of the Center for International Social Development, also at CUA. Professor Simon was previously a member of the faculties of the law schools at Seton Hall University and the University of San D...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:May 10, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroduction1. The Tradition of Law in Imperial China2. Dynastic Overview3. Charity and Associational Life in Early Imperial China4. Charity and Associational Life in Late Imperial China5. Law, Charity, and Associational Life during the Short Half-Century (1911-1949)6. Revolution and its Aftermath7. The Roles of Other Organizations after the Revolution and the Effect of the Cultural Revolution on the Party and Civil Society8. Emerging from Chaos: The Impact of the Deng Xiaoping Regime on Social Organizations and Foundations9. The Impact of the Deng Xiaoping Regime on Various Other Types of Organizations and CSO Funding10. Making More Space: Reforms from 1990 to 201011. Rules and Regulations for Other Secular Organizations and New Roles for Some12. Resource Issues for CSOs13. The Legal Framework for Religious Organizations -- Evolution after Reform and Opening Up14. 2011-- the Remarkable Year15. Comparative DevelopmentsConclusionAcknowledgementsAppendices