An applied genre analysis of civil judgments: the case of Mainland China
Keywords:Chinese judicial reform, applied genre analysis, civil litigation, Chinese judges' writing styles, discursive practices
AbstractChina officially launched its ongoing judicial reform in 1997 (Jiang 1997) and since then a number of aspects of litigation have been changed. One of the notable changes occurred to judges’ writing of civil judgments, i.e. judicial opinions of civil cases, and these received the focus of examination in the present research.
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