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Title The history and theory of legal practice in China : toward a historical-social jurisprudence / edited by Philip C.C. Huang and Kathryn Bernhardt.
Imprint Leiden : Brill, 2014.

Series The social sciences of practice ; 3
Social sciences of practice ; 3.
Subject Law -- China -- History.
Jurisprudence -- China -- History.
Justice, Administration of -- China -- History.
Alt Name Huang, Philip C., 1940-
Bernhardt, Kathryn,
Description 1 online resource.
polychrome rdacc
Contents Part 1. Women and the law -- 1. A Ming-Qing transition in Chinese women's history? : the perspective from law / Kathryn Bernhardt -- 2. Women's choices under the law : marriage, divorce, and illicit sex in the Qing and the Republic / Philip C.C. Huang -- 3. Marriage, law, and revolution : divorce law practice in the Shaan-Gan-Ning border region / Liu Yang -- 4. (From de facto separation to legal separation : rights and obligations in husband-wife separations from the Qing to the Republic) / (Hongying Li) -- 5. Representation and practice in "privately settling illicit sex offenses," with attention to the "Third Realm" from the late Imperial Period to the present / Fenghua Jing -- Part 2. Custom, mediation, and law -- 6. Between informal mediation and formal adjudication : the Third Realm of Qing civil justice / Philip C.C. Huang -- 7. ("Customary law" as the "source of law" in modern China) / (Shengfeng Yu) -- 8. (Extralegal origins of the dangers of a corpse : an analysis of case examples of "protesting with a corpse" in contemporary China) / (Chenjun You) -- Part 3. The system of "turning oneself in" in criminal justice -- 9. The system of "turning oneself in" in Qing and contemporary China : some reflections on legal modernism / Zhengyang Jiang -- Part 4. Administration and law -- 10. Centralized-minimalist government : the Lake Weishan issue and the Chinese mediatory system of government / Lei Tian -- Part 5. International law -- 11. Sovereignty and "civilization" : international law and East Asia in the nineteenth century / Junnan Lai -- Part 6. Theoretical explorations -- 12. (Using the "logic of practice" to explicate "symbolic capital" : based on the multiple faces and uses of symbolic capital) / (Haixia Wang) -- 13. Reconstructing Max Weber's "Sociology of law" : the power of idealism and the limits of objectivity / Junnan Lai.
Chapter 7 近代中国 "法律渊源"中的 "习惯法" ("Customary Law" as the "Source of Law" in Modern China).
Summary The assembled articles in The History and Theory of Legal Practice in China illustrate a new "historical-social jurisprudence," and explore the possible conceptual underpinnings of a modern Chinese legal system that would both accommodate and integrate the unavoidable paradoxes of contemporary China.
Note English.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789004276444 (electronic bk.)
9004276440 (electronic bk.)
1306942500 (ebk)
9781306942508 (ebk)
OCLC # 884268402
Additional Format Print version: History and theory of legal practice in China 9789004276437 (DLC) 2014012708 (OCoLC)875404422

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