Chinese Law: Context and Transformation (Numen Book) (Numen - download pdf or read online

By Jianfu Chen

ISBN-10: 9004165045

ISBN-13: 9789004165045

ISBN-10: 9004165053

ISBN-13: 9789004165052

This publication examines the old and politico-economic context within which chinese language legislations has built and remodeled, targeting the underlying elements and justifications for alterations. It makes an attempt to cartoon the most tendencies in felony modernisation in China.

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28 Indeed, Confucianists saw it as their duty to dedicate their whole lives to studying and interpreting the meaning of li, which they believed was created by the ancient sage. 29 Fung Yu-lan, supra note 2, at 147; T’ung-tsu Ch’ü, supra note 2, at 230. 30 31 Chang Chin-tsen, supra note 26, at 4. For further discussions on the concept of li in Confucianism, see T’ung-tsu Ch’ü, supra note 2, at 226-241. T’ung-tsu Ch’ü, supra note 2, at 230. A. Cohen, The Criminal Process of the People’s Republic of China 1949 – 1963: An Introduction (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1968), at 64.

For many similar Confucian passages, see Chang Chin-tsen, ‘Li and Law’, (no. 2, 1960) 2 Chinese Culture, at 6. 26 Yu Ronggen, ‘Questioning the Theory of Rule by Man in Confucianism and Rule of Law in Legalism’, (no. 4, 1984) Law Science Quarterly (Faxue Jikan) 60. 27 T’ung-tsu Ch’ü, supra note 2, at 257. 28 Indeed, Confucianists saw it as their duty to dedicate their whole lives to studying and interpreting the meaning of li, which they believed was created by the ancient sage. 29 Fung Yu-lan, supra note 2, at 147; T’ung-tsu Ch’ü, supra note 2, at 230.

4, 1997) China Law 98. 100 A local magistrate was ‘the judge, the tax collector and the general administrator. ’ See T’ung-tsu Chü, Local Government in China under the Ch’ing, quoted in Jones, supra note 6, at 10. 101 MacCormack, supra note 2, at 25. 107 When they were regulated by state law, penal sanctions were always attached to prevent the breakdown of the desired social order. 108 (4) Law as a tool for social stability: The Confucianisation of law also produced two distinctive features of Chinese law.

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