Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Business Law and Taxation
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2015 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2015 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr Chenxia Shi


This unit provides a detailed study of the theoretical perspectives of business law and regulation in China. Some of the specific topics of the unit include business organizations in China, company law, securities law, fund management law, contract law, copyright law, and bankruptcy law. This unit will provide students with broad policy perspectives on these topics in a nutshell and practical guidance on compliance issues concerning Chinese business law and regulation when doing business in China.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. comprehend business culture and underlying principles of business law and regulation in China
  2. develop good understanding of cultural, political and social factors in shaping business regulation in China
  3. acquire knowledge of specific substantive areas of Chinese business law
  4. critically analyse key issues of Chinese business law and the manner in which law regulates commercial activities in China
  5. evaluate broad policy perspectives on the issues studied, informed by comparative approach in legal analysis
  6. improve student research, writing and presentation skills through an extended opportunity to write and present research assignments in a chosen topic or area by the students.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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