LLAW6056 & JDOC6056

General Course Information

1.1 Course details

Course code: LLAW6056 /JDOC6056
Course name: Law and Economics of Chinese Capitalism
Programme offered under: LLM Programme / JD Programme
Semester: First
Prerequisites / Co-requisites: No
Credit point value: 9 credits / 6 credits

1.2 Course description

This seminar course is designed to examine law and development in China from comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives. It will cover a series of topics including development experience and lessons, informal and formal institutions, property rights protection and contract enforcement, law and financial development, rule of law, democracy and development, open access orders and interconnected institutions, the capability approach, development in East Asia, and geography, culture and development. Readings will be drawn from legal and social science literature, including but not limited to works from law, economics, and political science. The course consists of theories as well as practice and has a significant research component.

1.3 Course teachers

Name E-mail address Office Consultation
Course convenor Guanghua Yu ghyu@hku.hk CCT 808 By email

Learning Outcomes

2.1 Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) for this course

CLO 1 Describe and explain critically various theories on law and development.

CLO 2 Engage in the debate on law and development in China and other countries and regions.

CLO 3 Evaluate crucial incidents of legal development in China and its impact on Chinese economy and society.

CLO 4 Understand law and development in China from a historical, comparative and interdisciplinary perspective.

CLO 5 Demonstrate independent thinking on social issues related to law and development in China and the world.

2.2 LLM and JD Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Please refer to the following link:

LLM – https://course.law.hku.hk/llm-plo/

JD – https://course.law.hku.hk/jd-plo/

2.3 Programme Learning Outcomes to be achieved in this course



3.1 Assessment Summary

Assessment task Due date Weighting Feedback method* Course learning outcomes
Attendance N/A 10% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Participation or presentation TBC 20% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Final paper 11 Dec 2023 70% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
*Feedback method (to be determined by course teacher)
1 A general course report to be disseminated through Moodle
2 Individual feedback to be disseminated by email / through Moodle
3 Individual review meeting upon appointment
4 Group feedback
5 In-class verbal feedback

3.2 Assessment Detail

To be advised by convenor.

3.3 Grading Criteria

Please refer to the following link: https://www.law.hku.hk/_files/law_programme_grade_descriptors.pdf

Learning Activities

4.1 Learning Activity Plan

Seminar: 3 hours / week for 12 teaching weeks
Private study time: 9.5 hours / week for 12 teaching weeks

Remarks: the normative student study load per credit unit is 25 ± 5 hours (ie. 150 ± 30 hours for a 6-credit course), which includes all learning activities and experiences within and outside of classroom, and any assessment task and examinations and associated preparations.

4.2 Details of Learning Activities

To be advised by convenor(s).

Learning Resources

5.1 Resources

Reading materials: Reading materials are posted on Moodle
Core reading list: TBA
Recommended reading list: TBA

5.2 Links

Please refer to the following link: http://www.law.hku.hk/course/learning-resources/