Realms of Freedom in Modern China

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The fifteenth and final volume of the series The Making of Modern Freedom, this book explores a variety of issues surrounding questions of human rights and freedom in China. The chapters suggest very significant realms of freedom, with or without the protection of law, in the personal, social, and economic lives of people in China before the twentieth century. This was recognized, and partly codified, in the early twentieth century, when legal experts sought to establish a republic of laws and limits. The process of legal reform, however, would be placed firmly in the service of strengthening the post-imperial Chinese nation-state, culminating after 1949 in despotism unparalleled in Chinese history. Nevertheless, the last decades of the twentieth century and the first years of our own would witness a slow, steady, but unmistakable reassertion of realms of personal and communal autonomy that show, even in an era of strong states, at least the prospect of institutionalized freedoms.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804752329
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Publication date: 3/24/2005
  • Series: The Making of Modern Freedom Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


William C. Kirby is the Edith and Benjamin Geisinger Professor of History and the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University.
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Table of Contents

Contributors
Introduction 1
1 The Moral Autonomy of the Individual in Confucian Tradition 19
2 Chinese Law and Liberty in Comparative Historical Perspective 44
3 Economic Freedom in Late Imperial China 57
4 Rights, Freedoms, and Customs in the Making of Chinese Civil Law, 1900-1936 84
5 The Chinese Part-State under Dictatorship and Democracy on the Mainland and on Taiwan 113
6 Worker's Patrols in the Chinese Revolution: A Case of Institutional Inversion 139
7 Discourses of Dissent in Post-Imperial China 165
8 The Stalinization of the People's Republic of China 198
9 Have You Eaten? Have You Divorced? Debating the Meaning of Freedom in Marriage in China 234
10 Realms of Freedom in Post-Mao China 264
11 Worship, Teachings, and State Power in China and Taiwan 285
Notes 317
Index 383
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