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Introduction

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 March 2023

Lynette J. Chua
Affiliation:
National University of Singapore
David M. Engel
Affiliation:
State University of New York, Buffalo
Sida Liu
Affiliation:
The University of Hong Kong
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This introductory chapter defines and describes the field of law and society in general and the rapidly expanding body of law and society research conducted in Asia in particular. It distinguishes law and society research from three close intellectual "cousins": traditional legal scholarship, law and development studies, and critical legal studies. It then traces the various strands of Asian law and society scholarship as they developed quite differently in four Asian countries: Indonesia, Japan, China, and India. The Introduction concludes with a description of the nine chapters contained in the Reader and the five crosscutting themes that appear in each chapter.

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Suggested Readings

Calavita, Kitty. 2010. Invitation to Law & Society: An Introduction to the Study of Real Law. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. doi: 10.7208/chicago/9780226089980.001.0001CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Chua, Lynette J. and Engel, David M.. 2015. “State and Personhood in Southeast Asia: The Promise and Potential for Law and Society Research.” Asian Journal of Law and Society 2 (2): 211–28. doi: 10.1017/als.2015.10CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Friedman, Lawrence M., Pérez-Perdomo, Rogelio, and Gómez, Manuel A., eds. 2011. Law in Many Societies: A Reader. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. doi: 10.1017/s0020589312000383CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Munger, Frank. 1998. “Mapping Law and Society.” In Crossing Boundaries: Traditions and Transformations in Law and Society Research, edited by Sarat, Austin, Constable, Marianne, Engel, David, Hans, Valerie, and Lawrence, Susan, 2180. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press.Google Scholar
Sarat, Austin and Kearns, Thomas R.. 1993. “Beyond the Great Divide: Forms of Legal Scholarship and Everyday Life.” In Law in Everyday Life, edited by Sarat, Austin and Kearns, Thomas R., 2161. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press. doi: 10.3998/mpub.23345CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Valverde, Mariana, Clarke, Kamari, Darian-Smith, Eve, and Kotiswaran, Prabha, eds. 2021. The Routledge Handbook of Law and Society. London and New York: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780429293306CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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  • Introduction
  • Lynette J. Chua, National University of Singapore, David M. Engel, State University of New York, Buffalo, Sida Liu, The University of Hong Kong
  • Book: The Asian Law and Society Reader
  • Online publication: 02 March 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108864824.001
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  • Introduction
  • Lynette J. Chua, National University of Singapore, David M. Engel, State University of New York, Buffalo, Sida Liu, The University of Hong Kong
  • Book: The Asian Law and Society Reader
  • Online publication: 02 March 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108864824.001
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  • Introduction
  • Lynette J. Chua, National University of Singapore, David M. Engel, State University of New York, Buffalo, Sida Liu, The University of Hong Kong
  • Book: The Asian Law and Society Reader
  • Online publication: 02 March 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108864824.001
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