The major intellectual interest throughout this book is to offer a study on China's legal legacy, through Liang Shu-ming's eyes. The book follows the formula of the parallel between Life and Mind (), Physis and Nomos, and compares Liang Shu-ming's narrative with his own practical orientation and with the theories of other interlocutors. The book puts Liang Shu-ming into the social context of modern Chinese history, in particular, the context of the unprecedented crisis of meaning in the legal realm and the collapse of a transcendental source for Chinese cultural identity in the light of modernity. The evaluation provided by this narrative could be helpful in clarifying the deep structures and significance of the present Chinese legal system through historically exploring Liang Shu-ming's misgivings.
The book is intended for academics of legal, history and cultural studies. The book is unique in that it is the first book to explore New Confucian's considerations on reconstruction of Chinese legal system in the modern era. It presents a comprehensive systematical comparison of Liang Shu-ming's narrative about constitutional government in China against other schools of thought.
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Professor Xu Zhangrun is professor of jurisprudence at Tsinghua University and foundation Director of Tsinghua Centre for Legal Theory and Political Philosophy, founding editor-in-chief of Tsinghua Law Journal during 2002-2007 and editor-in-chief of Journal of Historical Jurisprudence. He received PhD from University of Melbourne in jurisprudence and history after studying in SWUPL and CUPL. His research focused on legal theory and political philosophy, particularly historical jurisprudence and liberal nationalism through perspective of republicanism.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgment.- Preface.- Introduction.- Legitimacy of Law.- Constitutional Government: China's Predicament and Extrication.- Legal Traditions: The Western Law and Its Transplantation in China.- Conclusion.- Bibliography.