The Chinese Law Research Guide, authored by two JU students, Zuzanna Kopania and Igor Szpotakowski, is addressed to law students who search for information and conduct research on Chinese law. The book aims to serve as a guide to those of them who would like to take first steps in their own research in the field of Chinese law. In a broader context, it is also intended to foster the ongoing development of Chinese law studies in Poland.
The highest quality of the publication is ensured by the involvement of distinguished experts in the field – the foreword was written by Mimi Zou, a specialist in the field of Chinese Law from the University of Oxford and a practicing lawyer. The book was reviewed before publication by Dr hab. Joanna Grzybek from the Jagiellonian University, an expert in Chinese legal terminology and Prof. Mingzhe Zhu, a specialist in the area of comparative Chinese law from the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing. The text was proofread by Dabuek Purisch, an experienced American Lawyer, Law graduate from Harvard University and the University of Cambridge.
The book was published by ArchaeGraph with open access, under the auspices of the Foreign Law Schools Coordination Centre at the Jagiellonian University Faculty of Law and Administration, the Chinese Law School at the University of Gdańsk, the School of Chinese Law and Culture at the University of Silesia, the Polish Research Centre for Law and Economy of China at the University of Warsaw, the School of Law and Economy of China at the University of Warsaw, and the Chinese Law Association.
Igor Szpotakowski is the Head of the Research Department in the Chinese Law Association, Principal Investigator in the four-year research project (2020-2024) “Services contracts in private law of the PRC - codification in the era of decodification” funded by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education “Diamond Grant” programme. Co-author of two monographs about Chinese law and editor of two others. Fellow of the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF), as part of which he received funding to conduct research on Chinese contract law at the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, and University of Bristol.
Zuzanna Kopania is the Jagiellonian University Intellectual Property and New Media Law programme alumna, currently studying Administration and Asian Studies at the JU. She has been also studying law in the UK. Chairwoman of the Asian States Law Student Scientific Society and former Chairwoman of the Far Eastern Students Society of the Jagiellonian University. Co-author of one monograph about Chinese law and editor of another. Her research interests include IT law and online disputes resolutions, Chinese legal history and legal culture, along with the position of women in Chinese society and law.