11 Or. Rev. Int'l L. 43 (2009)
Law and Policy Issues on Sexual Harassment in China: Comparative Perspectives

handle is hein.journals/porril11 and id is 47 raw text is: D. K. SRIVASTAVA* AND MINKANG GU**

Law and Policy Issues on Sexual Harassment in
China: Comparative Perspectives***
I.     Introduction  ........................................................................   43
1I.    Sociological Background ....................................................  45
1Ii.   Judicial Background   ............................................................  49
IV .   The  Law  in  China  ...............................................................   53
V.     Impact of Chinese Judicial Decisions and Legislation ...... 54
VI.    Com  mon   Law  M odels ........................................................  59
A .  H ong  K ong  ...................................................................   59
B .  India  ............................................................................. . .  62
V II.  The  W ay  Forw ard ...............................................................  65
I
INTRODUCTION
Sexual harassment involves unwanted behavior of a sexual nature.
Men have subjected women to such behavior for centuries in China
because women have historically held an inferior position in Chinese
society.' Sexual harassment is an example of how men in positions of
* Visiting Professor, School of Law. City University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong:
Advisor, O.P. Jindal Global University & Jindal Global Law School, India: LL.B. and
LL.M., 1964 and 1967, Banaras; Ph.D., 1980, Monash.
** Associate Professor and Associate Dean, School of Law, City University of Hong
Kong. Hong Kong; LL.B., Master of Law, 1984 and 1987, East China University for
Political Science and Law; Master of European Business Law, 2001. Aix-Marseilles
University; Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1996, Willamette University College of Law.
*** This Article has emerged from the research project SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN
HONG KONG, MAINLAND CHINA AND INDIA: PROTECTION AND PROMOTION OF HUMAN
RIGHTS THROUGH TORTIOUS REMEDIES (No.7001889) funded by City University of Hong
Kong.
I See generally William L. Parish, Aniruddha Das & Edward 0. Laumann, Sexual
Harassment of Women in Urban China, 35 ARCHIVES SEXUAL BEHAV. 411 (2006).
available at http://www.springerlink.com/content/6041630566j8mukl/fulltext.pdf.

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