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Trial of modernity : judicial reform in early twentieth-century China, 1901-1937

Author: Xiao Qun Xu
Publisher: Stanford (Calif.) : Stanford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book illuminates what judicial modernity actually meant to the Chinese state and society in the early twentieth century and how the judicial reform resulted in paradoxical consequences due to a  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Xiao Qun Xu
ISBN: 9780804755863 0804755868
OCLC Number: 470708724
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 357-368.
Description: 1 vol. (XVI-378 p.) : carte ; 24 cm
Contents: CONTENTS Preface000 Abbreviations000 Introduction Part I:Envisioning Reform from the Center 1 Western Models and Chinese Practices: the New Policy Decade 2 Judicial Modernity as Performance of Formality: the Beiyang Period 3 Justice under Party-State: the Nanjing Decade Part II: Provincial Setting and Financial Constraint 4 Provincial Institutions and Judicial Reform in Jiangsu 5 Judicial Finance: Nation, Province, and County Part III: County Judicial Process 6 Social Ecology of County Judiciary 7 Power and Justice in Local Society 8 Prison Reform and County Jails Part IV: Between Formalization and Informal Practices 9 "Quick Justice": Punishing Robbers and Bandits 10 Praxis of Petition and Economy of False Accusation Conclusion Notes References Glossary Index
Responsibility: Xiaoqun Xu.
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"This is an important book, not only for what it says about legal reform but also for what it says about the practice of modernity."-R. Kent Guy, China Review International"Trial of Modernity is a Read more...

 
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