The Autonomy of Chinese Jurisprudence in the Internet Era
Social Sciences in China Review
The Autonomy of Chinese Jurisprudence in the Internet Era (Abstract)
In the past two centuries, Chinese law has never transcended the struggles between the West and the East, modern and tradition, and transplantation and indigenousness. With the advent of the internet era, China has been provided with a new opportunity to “reshuffle” in its legal modernization. In the face of the legal challenges brought by the internet expansionism, there are optional approaches, i.e., parallelism and reformism. Among which, reformism can better reflect the basic requirements and development orientation of today’s information revolution. It is necessary for Chinese legal scholars to change their research paradigms, establish new legal philosophies, and accurately identify “Chinese issues,” so as to strengthen China’s theoretical contribution in this field, thereby to enhance the autonomy of Chinese jurisprudence in the new era.