Private International Law in China

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Author: Huo Zhenxin;
Language: Chinese
Format: Papercover
Page: 395
Publication Date: 07/2010
ISBN: 7511809057,9787511809056
Publisher: China Law Press
Table of Contents
Chapter One Introduction
1.1 Name.Scope and Nature
1.1.1 Name
1.1.2 Scope
1.1.3 Nature
1.2 Definition: A Chinese Approach
1.3 Justification for Private International Law
1.3.1 Justice and Reciprocation
1.3.2 Sovereign Justification
1.3.3 Economic Justification
1.3.4 Chinese Doctrine
1.4 Sources of Private International Law
1.4.1 Domestic Sources
1.4.2 International Sources
1.4.3 Sources of Chinese Private International Law
1.5 Structure and Categories of Conflicts Rules
1.5.1 Structure of Conflicts Rule
1.5.2 Categories

Chapter Two Historical Survey
2.1 European Continental History
2.1.1 Antiquity
2.1.2 Personal Law Period
2.1.3 The Statute Theories
2.1.4 The German Contribution: Seat Theory
2.2 Anglo-American History
2.2.1 English History
2.2.2 American History
2.3 East Asian History
2.3.1 Japanese History
2.3.2 Chinese History

Chapter Three The Subjects of Private Intemational Law
3.1 Natural Persons
3.1.1 Nationality
3.1.2 Domicile
3.2 Legal Persons
3.2.1 Nationality
3.2.2 Domicile
3.2.3 Recognition of Foreign Legal Persons
3.3 States
3.3.1 Characteristics of States as the Subjects of Private International Law
3.3.2 Immunities of States and Their Property
3.4 International organizations
3.4.1 Characteristics of International Organizations as the Subjects of
Private international Law
3.4.2 Privileges and Immunities
3.4.3 Applicable Law

Chapter Four Jurisdiction of Courts in IntemaUonal Civil Litigation
4.1 Basic Theory of Jurisdiction
4.1.1 Definition of Jurisdiction in the Context of Private International Law
4. 1.2 Categories of Jurisdiction
4.1.3 Conflicts of Jurisdiction
4.2 International Civil Jurisdiction in the United States Courts
4.2.1 Types of Civil Jurisdiction in the United States
4.2.2 Bases for Jurisdiction in the United States
4.2.3 Limits on Jurisdiction : Forum non conve_rziens
4.3 International Civil Jurisdiction in Chinese Courts
4.3.1 Overview
4. 3.2 Jurisdiction of the Chinese People' s Courts in International Civil Litigation

Chapter Five General Part of Conflicts Law
5.1 Characterization
5.1.1 The Need for Characterization
5.1.2 Conflict of Characterizations
5.1.3 Application of Law for Characterization
5.1.4 Characterization in Chinese People' s Courts
5.2 Renvoi
5.2.1 Definition
5.2.2 Debate on Renvoi
5.2.3 Application of the Doctrine in Certain Foreign Countries/Regions
5.2.3 Renvoi in Chinese Legislation and Judicial Practice
5.3 Proof of Foreign Law and Evasion of Law
5.3.1 Need for the Proof of Foreign Law
5.3.2 Proof of Foreign Law in Some Foreign Jurisdictions
5.3.3 Proof of Foreign Law in Chinese People' s Courts
5.3.4 Evasion of Law
5.4 Public Order Reservation
5.4.1 Introduction
5.4.2 Legislative Development of the Doctrine of Ordre Public in China
5.4.3 Cases in which the Doctrine is Invoked by the People' s Courts of China
5.4.4 Chinese Scholarship on Ordre Public
5.4.5 Conclusion

Chapter Six Selected Areas of Conflicts Rules
6.1 Capacities
6.1.1 Natural Persons
6.1.2 Legal Persons
6.2 Contracts
6.2.1 Overview
6.2.2 Party Autonomy
6.2.3 Applicable Law in the Absence of Choice
6.3 Torts
6.3.1 Overview
6.3.2 Conflicts Rules in Torts in Certain Foreign Countries
6.3.3 Chinese Conflicts Rules in Torts
6.4 Property
6.4.1 The Distinction in Law between Movables and Immovables
6.4.2 The Law Applicable to Immovables
6.4.3 The Law Applicable to Movables
6.4.4 The Sphere of theLex Situs
6.4.5 Chinese Conflicts Rules in Property
6.5 Family Issues
6.5. t Introduction
6.5.2 Marriage and Divorce
6.5.3 Matrimonial Causes
6.5.4 Conclusion
6.6 Succession
6.6.1 Overview
6.6.2 Legal Succession
6.6.3 Testamentary Succession
6.6.4 Vacant Succession
6.6.5 Chinese Legislation and Practice

Chapter Seven Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments
7.1 General Observations
7.1.1 Definitions
7.1.2 Theoretical Basis for Recognition and Enforcement
7.1.3 Conditions of Recognition and Enforcement
7.1.4 Enforcement Procedures of Recognized Foreign Judgments
7.2 Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in China
7.2.1 Domestic Rules Regarding Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments
7.2.2 International Treaties and Bilateral Agreements

Chapter Eight Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards
8.1 Characteristics of International Commercial Arbitration
8.1.1 Overview
8.1.2 The Meaning of "International" and "Commercial"
8.2 Basic Theory of Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Awards
8.2.1 Distinction between Recognition and Enforcement
8.2.2 Place of Recognition and Enforcement
8.2.3 Consequences of Refusal of Recognition and Enforcement
8.3 The Regime for the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Awards in China
8.3.1 The New York Convention in China
8.3.2 Chinese Domestic Law on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Awards

Chapter Nine China's Codification of Conflicts Law Latest Development
9.1 A Brief Summary of the Draft
9.2 Comments on the Important Issues of the Draft
9.2.1 General Provisions
9.2.2 Civil Parties
9.2.3 Family Relationships
9.2.4 Succession
9.2.5 Property or Real Rights
9.2.6 tntetlectual Property
9.2.7 Contracts
Selected Bibliography
Private International Law in China