need means an imminent want for something to live through a difficulty, which includes both economic need (e.g., money) and want for living (e.g., service). A desperate situation concerns not only economic constraints but also hardships in life, health, or reputation. It is therefore clear that
, political stability, internet control, and everyday life, respectively.
This is neither a comprehensive nor a doctrinally sound classification of Chinese law. Instead, my approach follows a long-standing sociolegal tradition that seeks to understand the legal system from the perspectives of the people who
that people there live in villages, where they rely on one another for survival and thus comply with a set of rules that govern daily village life. This is what Fei Xiaotong (1992)refers to as “soil-based rural society” [ xiangtu Zhongguo 乡土中国]. Zhu’s argument is that, under these circumstances
surprise. The Women’s Federation, according to its website, is a “mass organization” that “unites Chinese women of all ethnic groups, from all walks of life, and strives for their liberation and development.” In reality, it is a government-funded entity, staffed by members of the Chinese Communist Party
killings in fact masks underlying motivators as diverse as contest over leadership, resources and distribution and assertion of power in society. The book has been commended as a sensitive, scholarly, lucid, and coherently argued treatise which offers a new perspective for understanding and dealing with
country was not party to many international human rights instruments. 2016 marked ten years as a democratic constitutional monarchy, a political transformation focused on people’s participation to political life. Notwithstanding the fact that Bhutan had made efforts to realize a more efficient judicial