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Law and custom in Korea : comparative legal history

Author: Marie Seong-Hak Kim
Publisher: Cambridge [UK] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book sets forth the evolution of Korea's law and legal system from the Chosen dynasty through the colonial and postcolonial modern periods. This is the first book in English that comprehensively studies Korean legal history in comparison with European legal history, with particular emphasis on customary law. Korea's passage to Romano-German civil law under Japanese rule marked a drastic departure from its
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marie Seong-Hak Kim
ISBN: 9781107006973 110700697X
OCLC Number: 779244872
Description: xiv, 349 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Comparative reflections on the concepts of law and custom --
Law and legal culture under the Chosen Dynasty --
Custom and legal reception : the Japanese precedent --
Legal reforms in protectorate Korea, 1905-10 --
Colonial law and the legal system, 1910-45 --
Colonial jurisprudence and the construction of Korean customary law --
The 'Japanese deviation': comparison of colonial customary law policies --
Customary law in modern Korea.
Responsibility: Marie Seong-Hak Kim.

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