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Contract and property in early modern China

Author: Madeleine Zelin; Jonathan K Ocko; Robert Gardella
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The role of contract in early modern Chinese economic life, when acknowledged at all, is usually presented as a minor one. This volume demonstrates that contract actually played a critical role in the everyday structure of many kinds of relationships and transactions; contracts are, moreover, of enormous value to present-day scholars as transcriptions of the fine details of day-to-day economic activity. Offering a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Contract and property in early modern China.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2003024728
(OCoLC)53458841
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Madeleine Zelin; Jonathan K Ocko; Robert Gardella
ISBN: 1417519401 9781417519408 9781417519401 0804766940 9780804766944
OCLC Number: 55848279
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 398 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: A critique of rights of property in pre-war China / Madeleine Zelin --
Writs of passage in late imperial China : the documentation of practical understandings in Minong, Taiwan / Myron L. Cohen --
Litigation, legitimacy, and lethal violence : why county courts failed to prevent violent disputes over property in eighteenth-century China / Thomas Buoye --
Property, taxes, and state protection of rights / Anne Osborne --
The status of contracts in nineteenth-century Chinese courts / Mark Allee --
The missing metaphor : applying Western legal scholarship the study of contract and property in early modern China / Jonathan Ocko --
Supplemental payment in urban property contracts in mid to late Qing Shanghai / Feng Shaoting --
Managing multiple ownership at the Zigong Salt Yard / Madeleine Zelin --
Custom, the code, and legal practice : the contracts of Changlu salt merchants in late imperial China / Man Bun Kwan --
Companies in debt : financial arrangements in the textile industry in the lower Yangzi Delta, 1895-1937 / Tomoko Shiroyama --
Contracting business partnerships in late Qing and Republican China : paradigms and patterns / Robert Gardella.
Responsibility: edited by Madeleine Zelin, Jonathan K. Ocko, and Robert Gardella.
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Providing a new perspective on economic and legal institutions, particularly on contract and property, in Qing and Republican history, this volume provides case studies to explicate how these  Read more...

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"...this volume in its detailed study of contracts in early modern China is a timely contribution for anyone interested in China's policy and economic development today." * Canadian Journal of Law Read more...

 
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