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Traditional Chinese penal law

Author: Geoffrey MacCormack
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 1990.
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This book is about the penal codes of imperial China, in particular those enacted by the T'ang, Sung, Ming, and Ch'ing dynasties. It does not touch on the administrative law of these dynasties nor, except in passing, on the customary law relating to matters such as contract or property. ... Hence, the book deals not with traditional Chinese law as such but only with that component represented by the penal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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MacCormack, Geoffrey.
Traditional Chinese penal law.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 1990
(OCoLC)551572790
Online version:
MacCormack, Geoffrey.
Traditional Chinese penal law.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 1990
(OCoLC)608618390
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey MacCormack
ISBN: 0748602119 9780748602117
OCLC Number: 21592374
Description: viii, 312 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Historical background --
The social and intellectual background --
Sources of law --
The administration of justice : courts and judicial procedure --
The punishments --
The legal position of officials --
Confession, mutual concealment and accusation --
The ten abominations and offences against the person --
Theft and damage to property --
Contract --
Family law : succession, adoption and marriage --
Concluding reflections of a theoretical nature.
Responsibility: Geoffrey MacCormack.

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This book is about the penal codes of imperial China, in particular those enacted by the T'ang, Sung, Ming, and Ch'ing dynasties. It does not touch on the administrative law of these dynasties nor, except in passing, on the customary law relating to matters such as contract or property. ... Hence, the book deals not with traditional Chinese law as such but only with that component represented by the penal codes"--Preface, page [vi].

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