Comparing Chinese and American Law

This lesson explores the Chinese legal system created after the Culture Revolution. It also compares similarities and differences between the Chinese culture’s concepts of the law and America’s view of the legal system.


Mr. Schmitz elaborates on selected people that were discussed in his book “Street of Eternal Happiness: Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road.”

Religious Revival in China

Dr. Madsen discusses the growth, or revival, of spiritual beliefs and practices in China which are neither “religious” nor “secular”

The Chinese and American Education Systems

Dr. Frank Chong discusses trends in student demographics, college readiness, technology, and growth of for-profits colleges in the U.S., in contrast to the Chinese Educational system. (See Lenora Chu’s talk on the Chinese Education System.)