The Legal Culture of Diversification and Uruty: The Chinese Legal System
Which Contains Ethnic Minoritieg Legal Wisdom ............... Zhang Jinfan(l)
Abstract: As one of the five legal systems in the world, the Chinese legal system isconstructed jointly by the Hans and ethnic minorities. The Hans have played a major role inthe process of the Chinese legal system´s formation and development; however, ethnicminorities´ contribution could not be ignored. In a sense9 the Chinese legal system is theproduction of the mutual intercourse among the Hans´ and ethnic nunorities´ legal culture;ethnic minorities´ custom law and folk law are also the important part of the Chinese legalsystem. Impelled by economy, politics, and culture, the Chinese legal culture withdiversification and unity came into being in the period of the unitary multi- ethnic ancientChinese natiom
Keywords: Chinese legal system; diversification and unity; ethnic minorities´ legalculture; custom law; folk law.
On the Legal Protection of Ethnic Minoritieg Rights in China
Abstract: Protecting ethnic minorities´ rights in China and helping them entering intothe main stream society under legal framework are the premise for solving ethnic conflict andcreating harmonious society. Chinese constitution and other branch laws constitutes definiteitems to express such ideas as the prohibition of the discrimination against ethnic minorities,protection of the language, religion, and culture of ethnic minorities, and promotion of theopportunity of equality and development for ethruc minorities. At present, protecting ethnicminorities´ rights is encountering some challenges because of the disadvantageous factors inthe course of implementing those laws relevant. This paper explores the traits of the Chineselaws on ethnic minorities´ rights and related issues; on the base of it, provides somesuggestions to help to realize the legal protection of ethnic minorities´ rights in China.