Gift-Giving in Society, Marriage and Its Nature in Law Enforcement in China

Gift-Giving in Society, Marriage and Its Nature in Law Enforcement in China

Li, Xingan

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Abstract:

Gift-giving is a prevalent human activity existing in different temporal and different spatial dimensions. Main issues discussed in this article are about gift exchange in socio-legal context, particularly in pertinent to marriage and divorce, as well as law enforcement against offence of bribery in China. The research identifies different modes of gift giving, including gift exchange and unilateral gift-giving. The research further explores into gift-giving by parents before marriage and during family life of their children, with special regard to real estate as a gift. The research also discusses gift as distinguished from and as identified as offence of bribery under Chinese law.

Keywords: Gift exchange; Gift giving; Social Networking; Marriage; Contract; Divorce; Bribery; Civil litigation; Criminal prosecution

Resumen:

La donación es una actividad humana predominante que existe en diferentes dimensiones espaciales temporales y diferentes. Los principales temas discutidos en este artículo son los siguientes: el intercambio de obsequios en el contexto socio-legal, particularmente en lo referente al matrimonio y el divorcio, así como la aplicación de la ley contra el delito de soborno en China. La investigación identifica diferentes modos de donación, incluyendo el intercambio de regalos y donaciones unilaterales. La investigación explora más a fondo la donación de los padres antes del matrimonio y durante la vida familiar de sus hijos, con especial atención a los bienes raíces como un regalo. La investigación también discute el regalo como distinto de y como identificado con el delito de soborno bajo la ley china.

Palabras clave: Intercambio de regalos, Dar regalos, Redes sociales, Matrimonio, Contrato, Divorcio, Soborno, Juicio civil, Enjuiciamiento criminal

Article info:

Received: 05/05/2017 / Received in revised form: 14/06/2017
Accepted: 25/06/2017 / Published online: 01/07/2017
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5944/comunitania.14.1

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Li, Xingan. "Gift-Giving in Society, Marriage and Its Nature in Law Enforcement in China", Comunitania, International Journal of Social Work and Social Sciences, 2017, July, n. 14, pp. 9-26. http://dx.doi.org/10.5944/comunitania.14.1

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Title: "Gift-Giving in Society, Marriage and Its Nature in Law Enforcement in China"
Author: Li, Xingan
University: Tallinn University
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Pages: "9-26"
Date: 2017, July
URL: http://www.comunitania.com/xingan-li-gift-giving-in-society-marriage-and-its-nature-in-law-enforcement-in-china/
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5944/comunitania.14.1
Magazine: Comunitania, International Journal of Social Work and Social Sciences
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Li, Xingan. "Gift-Giving in Society, Marriage and Its Nature in Law Enforcement in China", Comunitania, International Journal of Social Work and Social Sciences, 2017, July, n. 14, pp. 9-26. http://dx.doi.org/10.5944/comunitania.14.1