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  1. Code, Custom, and Legal Practice in China
    Drawing on archival records of actual cases, this study provides a new understanding of late imperial and Republican Chinese law. It also casts a new light on Chinese law by emphasizing rural areas and by comparing the old and... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 2002
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  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, arguing that the eighteenth century in China was a time of profound change in sexual matters.... Learn More
    Published: 2nd January 2002
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  3. Women and Property in China, 960-1949
    Previous scholarship has presented a static picture of property inheritance in China, mainly because it has focused primarily on men, whose rights changed little throughout the Imperial and Republican periods. However, when our... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 1999
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  4. Civil Law in Qing and Republican China
    This pioneering volume shows that contrary to previous scholarly understanding, the courts in Qing (1644-1911) and Republican (1911-1949) China dealt extensively with civil matters such as land rights, debt, marriage, and inheritance;... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 1999
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  5. 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 for commoners and elites alike. Litigation masters—a broad category... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 1998
    Hardback / £67.00
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  6. Civil Justice in China
    To what extent do newly available case records bear out our conventional assumptions about the Qing legal system? Is it true, for example, that Qing courts rarely handled civil lawsuits—those concerned with disputes over... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 1996
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