Teemu ruskola investigates globally circulating narratives about what law is and who has it and shows how legal orientalism developed into a distinctly american ideology of empire advanced search about contact. This observation is the basis for teemu ruskolas book legal orientalism china the united states and modern law chinas political and economic status has risen in recent years yet its legal status has continued to decline since the end of the cold war when the united states began to adopt european prejudices that cast chinas . Abstract joining other recent efforts to enrich the study of comparative law this article seeks to bring the field into conversation with the study of non western law the growing body of postcolonial theory as well as other recent work in legal theory. Teemu ruskola legal orientalism china the united states and modern law 62 2013 while a more detailed history of such claims remains desirable one of the chief burdens of the book is to explore some of the epistemological and material consequences of that history. Teemu ruskolas legal orientalism china the united states and modern law is a timely and very welcome addition to the field as ruskola notes this book examines how china the united states and law are related to each other historically conceptually culturally and geopolitically p 3
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