So far, my posts gave an introduction to traditional comparative law. In this form, comparative law represents a rather esoteric legal discipline. Its main focus and methodology aim at the civil-common-law-divide. In a world where China and other Asian countries play a major part in the global economy, and where the internet provides a unique platform for trans-cultural exchange, such a narrow focus is no longer viable. Now more than ever is the time to broaden the horizons and to incorporate new methods from other disciplines. My subsequent posts will focus on whether and how comparative law is adapting to the challenges of the modern world.