Law, Society, and Culture in China

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  1. Code, Custom, and Legal Practice in China
    What changes occurred and what remained the same in Chinese civil justice from the Qing to the Republic? Drawing on archival records of actual cases, this study provides a new understanding of late imperial and Republican Chinese... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 2002
    Hardback | £46.00
    Paperback | £20.99
  2. Sex, Law, and Society in Late Imperial China
    This study of the regulation of sexuality in the Qing dynasty explores the social context for sexual behavior criminalized by the state, showing how regulation shifted away from status to a new regime of gender that mandated a... Learn More
    Published: 2nd January 2002
    Paperback | £22.99
  3. Talons and Teeth
    An in-depth study of county government personnel and informal administrative practice in the Qing dynasty and their implications for state-society relations in the late imperial era.... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2000
    Hardback | £54.00
  4. Women and Property in China, 960-1949
    Drawing on newly available archival case records, this book demonstrates that Chinese women's rights to property changed substantially from the Song through the Qing dynasties, and even more dramatically under the Republican Civil... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 1999
    Hardback | £22.99
    Paperback | £19.99
  5. Civil Law in Qing and Republican China
    The opening of local archives to Western scholars in the 1980's has provided the basis for this reexamination of civil law in Qing and Republican China. This pathbreaking volume demonstrates that, contrary to previous scholarly... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 1999
    Paperback | £24.99
  6. Social Power and Legal Culture
    Asserting that litigation in late imperial China was a form of documentary warfare, this book offers a social analysis of the men who composed legal documents. Litigation masters emerge as central players in many of the most... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 1998
    Hardback | £72.00
  7. Civil Justice in China
    Based on newly available records of 628 civil dispute cases from the 1760's to the 1900's, this book challenges many conventional assumptions about the Qing legal system.... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 1996
    Hardback | £22.99
    Paperback | £22.99