Maja Blumer: Tort Liability for Infringements on the Right of Reputation under Chinese Law – A Review of Selected Court Cases
Fajus Research Paper Series on Chinese and East Asian Law No. 1 (10/2016)
Having and giving „face“ has always been important in Chinese society. It is not surprising, therefore, that the right of reputation has found its place in the legislation of the PRC when laws were re-introduced in the 1980ies. While the legal provisions seem pretty straightforward, court cases show that the Chinese legal system and Chinese society are very much different from their counterparts in the West.
In the Fajus Research Paper Series on Chinese and East Asian Law, Fajus Verlag GmbH (Fajus Publishing Ltd.) publishes academic papers on legal topics regarding China, Korea, Japan and other East Asian countries. The paper „Tort Liability for Infringements on the Right of Reputation under Chinese Law – A Review of Selected Court Cases“ by Maja Blumer is the first paper published in this series. It is a slightly modified version of a contribution that was first published in Jusletter of June 27, 2016. The print edition is available at Fajus Verlag and through major booksellers. The PDF-version of the paper is available free of charge on the website of Fajus (www.fajus.com) and on other open-access repositories.