This volume showcases the most recent research on the future of the legal and judicial landscape in East Asia and its renewed respect for the rule of law in the 21st century. The book features research on emerging judicial stratifications in the legal profession; war crimes and their legacies in the post-colonial era; citizens' participation in the justice system; gender, law, legal culture and profession as well as environmental justice.
Setsuo Miyazawa, Ph.D. (1986), Yale University, is Professor of law at UC Hastings Law School in the U.S. and Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo, Japan.
Weidong Ji,Ph.D. (1993), Kyoto University, is Professor of Law at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Honorary Professor in Kobe University in Japan.
Hiroshi Fukurai, Ph.D. (1985), UC Riverside, is Professor of Sociology & Legal Studies at UC Santa Cruz and has more than 100 publications, including 4 books, law reviews, chapters and ed-op pieces.
Kay-Wah Chan, Ph.D, (2003), Macquarie University, is Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University. His recent article includes "Setting the limits: who controls the size of the legal profession in Japan?" in International Journal of the Legal Profession (2012).
Matthias Vanhullebusch, Ph.D (2011) in Law, School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London), is Assistant Professor and Executive Director of the Asian Law Center at the KoGuan Law School of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
This collection of articles provides an impressive one-stop shop for readers who want a landscape portrait of law in East Asia in the early twenty-first century. The breadth of coverage makes the task of a reviewer difficult, as each contribution stands on its own as a piece of scholarship about a particular topic in a particular place. Nevertheless, read together, the articles do achieve a sense of unity as a compendium of themes and trends in the region’s legal systems. Dan Rosen, Asian Journal of Law and Society 3,2 (2016)
Foreword: Asia’s Changing Legal and Judicial Landscape
List of Contributors
List of Figures and Tables
Setsuo Miyazawa, Weidong Ji, Hiroshi Fukurai, Kay-Wah Chan and Matthias Vanhullebusch
part 1 Emerging Judicial Stratifications in Legal Profession
The Development and Prospect of Legal Aid in China’s Criminal Trial
Stratification or Diversification? 2011 Survey of Young Lawyers in Japan
Setsuo Miyazawa, Atsushi Bushimata, Keiichi Ageishi, Akira Fujimoto, Rikiya Kuboyama and Kyoko Ishida
part 2 War Crimes and Their Legacies in the Post-Colonial Era
Justice Delayed: Post-Colonial Hauntings in the Khmer Rouge Tribunal Hybrid Court System
Yvonne Y. Kwan
“Post-Colonial” Legal Interpretation in Macau, China: Between European and Chinese Influences
Denis de Castro Halis
The Right to Truth and the Legacies of World War II: A Way Forward for China?
part 3 Citizens’ Participation in the Justice System
China’s Lay Participation in the Justice System: Surveys and Interviews of Contemporary Lay Judges in Chinese Courts
Zhuoyu Wang and Hiroshi Fukurai
What’s Happening in the Jury Room? Analyzing Shadow Jury Deliberation in Korea
Jae-Hyup Lee, Jisuk Woo, June Woong Rhee, Jeong Min Choi and Hyunki Shin
Outlook and Contents of the “Civil Tribunal System” as Proposed by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA)
part 4 Gender and Law
Changes in Gender Composition and the Future of Gender Balance in the Legal Professions in Korea
Gender, Law and Legal Professions in China
part 5 Environmental Justice and Legal Culture
China’s Past, Present and Future Approach to Climate Change
Patricia Blazey and Xiangbai He
Thailand’s Climate Policy and Law in the Making: Can the Tradition of Thai Civil Law Cope with Climate Governance?
Legal Instrumentalism in China: The Case of Hukou Legislation in Beijing and Shenzhen
Qiqi Fu and Paola Pasquali
Invisible People, Pollution, and Places: Nuclear Contamination on the Tibetan Plateau, Himalayan Rivers, and Water Users
Any scholars, researchers, and educators who teach social, political and legal issues in East Asia, and those who are interested in the emerging legal development in social, political, gender and judicial relations in countries in East Asia