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China Lexicon – 商法词汇

By Andrew Godwin – 葛安德

China LexiconFully bilingual – English and Simplified Chinese

China Lexicon is a unique bilingual guidebook covering the complex issues that arise when translating legal terms and definitions from English into Chinese and vice versa. It brings together fully updated and re-edited versions of the popular Lexicon columns published in China Business Law Journal. The author, Andrew Godwin, is a former partner and chief representative of Linklaters in Shanghai. Godwin spent more than a decade in China and is currently an associate director of the Asian Law Centre at Melbourne Law School in Australia.

Huen Hong CEOFascinating, enlightening and absolutely unique. I’m sure this book will be a permanent fixture on the desks of everyone with a professional or academic interest in law and business in China.

Huen Wong, Past President, Law Society of Hong Kong; President-elect, Inter Pacific Bar Association

China Lexicon provides translation and analysis of both Chinese and English-language legal terminology. It highlights the complex relationship between language and law, and explores the similarities and differences between the PRC legal system and other legal systems, particularly common law. It is presented in a format that is practical and accessible, making it an essential reference guide for all legal professionals, from academics and lawmakers to in-house counsel and partners at Chinese and international law firms. It is also of considerable value to law students in China and around the world.

China Lexicon is the perfect desktop companion. Its beautiful glossy jacket conceals a high-quality hardback cover. Inside, the text is augmented with original calligraphy and illustrations by local artists.


220 pages
ISBN: 978-988-13739-0-8
First edition – October 2014
Free worldwide delivery

To purchase bulk copies and for details of discounts for academic institutions, please contact us at +852 3622 2623 or email enquiries@vantageasia.com

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