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Legal transplantation in early twentieth-century China : practicing law in Republican Beijing (1910s-1930s)

Author: Michael Ng, (Writer on law)
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"'Practicing law' has a dual meaning in this book. It refers to both the occupational practice of law and the practicing of transplanted laws and institutions to perfect them. The book constitutes the first monographic work on the legal history of Republican Beijing, and provides an in-depth and comprehensive account of the practice of law in the city of Beijing during a period of social transformation. Drawing upon  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Ng, (Writer on law)
ISBN: 9780415713566 0415713560
OCLC Number: 865543943
Language Note: English, with glossary and appendix in Chinese.
Description: xiii, 174 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Practice of judgment --
Practice of policing --
Practice of lawyering --
Obstacles to the practice of lawyering --
Practice of crime experts --
Conclusion : Exploring the dialogue between Chinese legal history and comparative law --
Appendix. Members of the Beijing Bar Association (1912-1931).
Responsibility: Michael H.K. Ng.

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"'Practicing law' has a dual meaning in this book. It refers to both the occupational practice of law and the practicing of transplanted laws and institutions to perfect them. The book constitutes the first monographic work on the legal history of Republican Beijing, and provides an in-depth and comprehensive account of the practice of law in the city of Beijing during a period of social transformation. Drawing upon unprecedented research using archived records and other primary materials, it explores the problems encountered by Republican Beijing's legal practitioners, including lawyers, policemen, judges and criminologists, in applying transplanted laws and legal institutions when they were inapplicable to, incompatible with, or inadequate for resolving everyday legal issues. These legal practitioners resolved the mismatch, the author argues, by quite sensibly assimilating certain imperial laws and customs and traditional legal practices into the daily routines of the recently imported legal institutions. Such efforts by indigenous legal practitioners were crucial in, and an integral part of, the making of legal transplantation in Republican Beijing. This work not only makes significant contributions to scholarship on the legal history of modern China, but also offers insights into China's quest for modernization in its first wave of legal globalization. It is thus of great value to legal historians, comparative legal scholars, specialists in Chinese law and China studies, and lawyers and law students with an interest in Chinese legal history"--Provided by publisher.

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'This book provides a readable and clear account of the legal practices in the first three decades of the Republican era, which fills a gap in the legal history of China, and therefore much welcomed. Read more...

 
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