One clearly stated aspect of the mission of our university is that we are to bring an international perspective to our programs. As a professor who teaches law in a criminal justice program, this seemed more than simply a challenge, but an impossible dream. Then I had the opportunity to meet a professor from Tsinghua University in Beijing, who introduced me to the wonderful world of international communication by computer. Through this encounter, I began the odyssey of adventure which plunged our criminal justice program into the depths of international and comparative justice, with a primary focus on China. The results so far have included an annual study tour to China, an International Justice Certificate that can be earned by taking classes throughout the university, and a course titled “Comparative Justice” which is taught both in a classroom and over the Internet. It is the Internet components that have provided the most eye-opening information and greatest opportunity for up-to-date research on China.
China by Internet: Resources for the Research and Study of China