The Thirty years since China’s reform and opening have been very eventful for the country’s legal reforms, and this volume presents a multi-disciplinary look at the current scholarship going on in China on the subject. The articles have been translated into English to assist scholars worldwide in understanding China’s recent legal history and also to help familiarize them with the currents of contemporary Chinese scholarship. Individual subjects include commercial law, the evolving relationship between the Chinese government and its citizens, administrative law and criminal justice. There are also chapters on newly emerging areas of the law that are crucial to China’s future development, such as the chapters on environmental law and intellectual property. The volume also includes a chapter on legal education and the legal profession, judicial reform and the development of law to protect the rights of the disadvantaged.