Although I mentioned several useful research guides under the Getting Started tab, the following research guides are useful in guiding the researcher in researching Chinese law and the legal system specifically on the Internet. While there are a variety of helpful resources on the Internet, the researcher should proceed with caution in researching Chinese law on the Internet as there may be unforseen translation issues. The guides listed below will provide an overview of the sources, available in English, for the researcher to consult in conducting research on the Internet.
EBSCO Databases proivide access to a multidisciplinary collection of over 50 databases covering the social sciences, humanities, and sciences.
JSTOR is a digitized archive of the backfiles of selected scholarly journals. JSTOR provides access to materials in African-American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, General Science, History, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Sociology, & Statistics.
Project MUSE is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers, providing full-text online access to a comprehensive selection of prestigious humanities and social sciences journals. MUSE provides full-text access to current content from over 400 titles representing nearly 100 not-for-profit publishers.
SpringerLink is a comprehansive databese providing users with high quality books and academic periodicals by Springer Publish House.
Oxford Journals is a division of Oxford University Press, with more than 230 academic and research journals covering a broad range of subject areas, two-thirds of which are published in collaboration with learned societies and other international organizations.
Heinonline contains an extensive list of resources to aid the researcher in researching the Chinese legal system and Chinese law. A list of these resources can be found by selecting the database World Constitution's Illustrated and then selecting "China "in the drop down menu. Heinonline also contains recent versions of China's Constitution, including the 1982 version.
Westlaw International is Thomson Reuters' powerful online research service, providing legal professionals with trusted legal, news and business information from around the world. Westlaw International combines essential, authoritative information resources with the technical innovation of Westlaw - the leading online legal information service in the United States.
Westlaw China is an online China law database launched by Thomson Reuters - the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals.Legal topics are compiled by experienced attorney editors to help users quickly understand key legal issues.Westlaw China is updated daily to ensure the most current and accurate information. Current Awareness is updated several times daily to provide customers with the latest legal information selected and summarized by legal editors.
lawinfochina.com provides users with comprehensive and user-friendly services for online Chinese legal research. The English Translation Database comprises several sub-databases,including:1) Laws & Regulations;2) Judicial Cases;3)Tax Treaties;4)Gazettes (title index);5) Legal News;6) WTO and China;7) Law Journals(title index);8) White Papers.
Supreme People's Court of China Official Website
People.cn, founded on Jan. 1, 1997, is a large-scale information interaction platform constructed by People’s Daily – one of the world’s top ten newspapers. It is also one of the largest comprehensive Internet media on the Internet. As a leading key news website in China, it upholds the belief "authority and strength originate from the people". With "authority, popularity and credibility" as tenet, it takes "multiple languages, all media forms, globalization and full coverage" as objectives, and "disseminating China’s news and covering world news" as its mission. On June 20, 2008, during his inspection tour of People.cn, President Hu Jintao said, "People.cn has played a unique role in advocating the Party's belief, guiding public opinion and warmly serving netizens since inception."