Chinese Law in Imperial Eyes: Sovereignty, Justice, and Transcultural Politics

Chinese Law in Imperial Eyes: Sovereignty, Justice, and Transcultural Politics

by Li Chen

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ISBN-13: 9780231173759
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 04/10/2018
Series: Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University Series
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 1,229,079
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 17.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Li Chen is associate professor at the University of Toronto and founding president of the International Society for Chinese Law and History. He has published on late imperial and modern Chinese law and society, Sino-Western encounters, and international law and empire, including a volume coedited with Madeleine Zelin called Chinese Law: Knowledge, Practice and Transformation, 1530s–1950s.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Imperial Archives and Historiography of Western Extraterritoriality in China
2. Translation of the Qing Code and Colonial Origins of Comparative Chinese Law
3. Chinese Law in the Formation of European Modernity
4. Sentimental Imperialism and the Global Spectacle of Chinese Punishments
5. Law and Empire in the Making of the First Opium War
Conclusion
List of Abbreviations
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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Chinese Law in Imperial Eyes is a landmark contribution to the emerging field of Chinese law and cultural studies. Li Chen's sophisticated analyses and wide-ranging archive illuminate the complex and fascinating encounter between Chinese and European legal traditions in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

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Chinese Law in Imperial Eyes is a landmark contribution to the emerging field of Chinese law and cultural studies. Li Chen's sophisticated analyses and wide-ranging archive illuminate the complex and fascinating encounter between Chinese and European legal traditions in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

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