A comprehensive treatment of Chinese maritime law and judicial practice, this book covers both substantive law and procedure law of maritime law in mainland China. This is a professional book for both academics and practitioners in the field of maritime law.

Including analysis of and comment on judicial practice from the Supreme People’s Court, Higher People’s Courts and ten maritime courts, as well as a whitepaper of Chinese maritime adjudication for 30 years (1984-2014), this brings to an English-speaking audience for the first time some of the most technical aspects of maritime law. It is therefore an invaluable resource for all those interested in maritime law in China.

part I|211 pages

Substantive Maritime Law

chapter 1|4 pages

Introduction to Chinese maritime law

chapter 2|15 pages


chapter 3|9 pages

Master and seamen

chapter 4|19 pages


chapter 5|16 pages

Bill of lading: Functions

chapter 6|12 pages

Bill of lading: Parties

chapter 9|9 pages

Carriage of passengers by sea

chapter 10|5 pages

Sea towage contracts

chapter 11|13 pages

Collision of ships

chapter 12|11 pages

Salvage at sea

chapter 13|6 pages

General average

chapter 15|22 pages

Marine Insurance

chapter 16|13 pages

Marine pollution

chapter 17|17 pages

Applicable law and time limits