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date: 11 December 2019

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This article discusses the development of comparative law in East Asia, focusing on the area of private law. It also focuses primarily on Japan, although it also considers developments in Korea and China as well. The article also looks beyond the development of the discipline and outlines more generally some challenges and perspectives for comparative law in the near future. The modern legal systems of Japan, Korea, and China were once all shaped by the reception of Western legal models, albeit to varying degrees and in a variety of ways.

Keywords: Japan, private law, Korea, China, comparative law, Western legal models

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