East Asian Law-making in the Time of Covid-19: Through the Lens of Chinese Legalism
The authors answer the question why law played a key role in shaping East Asian responses to Covid-19. The paper elucidates the collaborative state-society relationships in Taiwan through the lens of Chinese Legalism. They argue that the Legalist legacy of conceptualising law has played an important role in shaping East Asian styles of governance and policy implications for common good and that understanding Chinese Legalism allows for critical and differentiated analyses of state control as it is present in the current pandemic.
- Chinese Legalism,
- East Asia,