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The Resource Chinese law in imperial eyes : sovereignty, justice, & transcultural politics, Li Chen

Chinese law in imperial eyes : sovereignty, justice, & transcultural politics, Li Chen

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Chinese law in imperial eyes : sovereignty, justice, & transcultural politics
Title
Chinese law in imperial eyes
Title remainder
sovereignty, justice, & transcultural politics
Statement of responsibility
Li Chen
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"How did American schoolchildren, French philosophers, Russian Sinologists, Dutch merchants, and British lawyers imagine China and Chinese law? What happened when agents of presumably dominant Western empires had to endure the humiliations and anxieties of maintaining a profitable but precarious relationship with China? In Chinese Law in Imperial Eyes, Li Chen provides a richly textured analysis of these related issues and their intersection with law, culture, and politics in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Using a wide array of sources, Chen's study focuses on the power dynamics of Sino-Western relations during the formative century before the First Opium War (1839-1842). He highlights the centrality of law to modern imperial ideology and politics and brings new insight to the origins of comparative Chinese law in the West, the First Opium War, and foreign extraterritoriality in China. The shifting balance of economic and political power formed and transformed knowledge of China and Chinese law in different contact zones. Chen argues that recovering the variegated and contradictory roles of Chinese law in Western "modernization" helps provincialize the subsequent Euro-Americentric discourse of global modernity. Chen draws attention to important yet underanalyzed sites in which imperial sovereignty, national identity, cultural tradition, or international law and order were defined and restructured. His valuable case studies show how constructed differences between societies were hardened into cultural or racial boundaries and then politicized to rationalize international conflicts and hierarchy."--Publisher's description
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DLC
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Chen, Li
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Law
  • Sociological jurisprudence
  • Exterritoriality
  • Sovereignty
  • Criminal law
  • Justice, Administration of
  • Criminal law
  • Exterritoriality
  • Justice, Administration of
  • Law
  • Sociological jurisprudence
  • Sovereignty
  • China
Label
Chinese law in imperial eyes : sovereignty, justice, & transcultural politics, Li Chen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-375) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Imperial archives and historiography of western extraterritoriality in China -- Translation of the Qing code and colonial origins of comparative Chinese law -- Chinese law and society in the formation of European modernity -- Sentimental imperialism and the global spectacle of Chinese punishments -- Law and empire in the making of the first Opium War
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 400 pages
Isbn
9780231173759
Lccn
2015003030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900869934
Label
Chinese law in imperial eyes : sovereignty, justice, & transcultural politics, Li Chen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-375) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Imperial archives and historiography of western extraterritoriality in China -- Translation of the Qing code and colonial origins of comparative Chinese law -- Chinese law and society in the formation of European modernity -- Sentimental imperialism and the global spectacle of Chinese punishments -- Law and empire in the making of the first Opium War
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 400 pages
Isbn
9780231173759
Lccn
2015003030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900869934

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