Washington Law Review


Roscoe Pound


When I am asked to write on the law in China, I take it I am to use the term "law" in a wide sense, not only to include the codes and statutes but the organization of courts, application and interpretation of the codes and statutes, legal education, and the whole administration of justice as affected by or resulting from these things. I am able to speak with no little assurance on this subject, because since 1935 1 have made a full and careful study of the Chinese codes and legislation on legal subjects and since February, 1946, as adviser to the Chinese Ministry of Justice, I have had to observe on the spot and study particularly many of the points of which I shall speak.

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