Transforming Family Law in Post-Deng China: Marriage, Divorce and Reproduction*

  title={Transforming Family Law in Post-Deng China: Marriage, Divorce and Reproduction*},
  author={Michael Palmer},
  journal={The China Quarterly},
  pages={675 - 695}
  • M. Palmer
  • Published 1 September 2007
  • History
  • The China Quarterly
Abstract This article considers the principal changes in family law in the People's Republic of China during the post-Deng period. The developments that have occurred during the period of review have been notable for their pace and their contribution to a growing legal sophistication in China's corpus of family law. They expand on a series of major reforms in family law documented in my earlier China Quarterly article. Overall, it is in the area of divorce that the most dramatic changes have… 

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