‘Mapping Chinese Trusts with a Patrimony Compass’

Kai Lyu, Re-Clarifying China’s Trust Law: Characteristics and New Conceptual Basis, 36 Loyola at LA International and Comparative Law Review 447 (2015). Kai Lyu explains some of the unique characteristics of Chinese trust law in Re-Clarifying China’s Trust Law: Characteristics and New Conceptual Basis. China’s civil law basis makes for a strange soil in which to transplant (and codify) a common law concept such as the law of trusts, which owes its origins to Medieval England. But other jurisdictions (Japan and South Korea, for example) have adopted trust law without generating the odd mutations that China has. What happened and how can one approach an understanding of the unique creation that is Chinese trust law? … (more)

[Tom Simmons, JOTWELL, 28 January]

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