Target Audience: Law librarians who have Chinese law research demands
1) Participants will be able to identify major government organs in China, the different types of documents produced by those organs, and the legal relationship between those documents.
2) Participants will be able to explain how to locate Chinese legal documents as soon as they are promulgated, and will compare the respective timeliness of Westlaw China, Lawinfochina, Isinolaw, and other commercial and government databases.
This program will identify major government organs in the People’s Republic of China that promulgate laws and regulations, the different types of documents produced, and the legal relationship between those documents. Participants will focus on learning how to locate these documents as fast as they are enacted. Participants will also identify leading Chinese secondary sources in cutting-edge areas. Additionally, the session will compare the timeliness of different databases, including Lawinfochina, Westlaw China, Isinolaw, and official Chinese government websites.