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Conflict, community, and the state in late imperial Sichuan : making local justice

Author: Quinn D Javers
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2019.
Series: Routledge studies in the modern history of Asia, 140.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"[This] book examines over 350 legal cases that comprise the 'cases of unnatural death' archival file from 1890 to 1900 in Ba County, Sichuan province. The archive presents an untidy array of death, including homicides, suicides, and found bodies. An analysis of the muddled and often petty disputes found in these records reveals the existence of a local system of authority that disciplined and maintained daily life.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Quinn D Javers
ISBN: 9780367140809 0367140802
OCLC Number: 1077575908
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (doctoral - Stanford University, 2012) issued under title: Conflict, community and crime in fin-de-siècle Sichuan.
Description: xii, 158 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: False accusation and vernacular maps : tools for shaping state power --
Local violence : kidnapping, sexual impropriety, and community discipline --
Family conflict: contesting and constructing local authority --
Economic disputes : social meanings and market-based exchange --
Conclusion : beyond the state.
Series Title: Routledge studies in the modern history of Asia, 140.
Responsibility: Quinn Javers.

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"The book examines over 350 legal cases that comprise the "cases of unnatural death" archival file from 1890-1900 in Ba County, Sichuan provice". -- page [i[.  Read more...

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