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The Resource Legal transplantation in early twentieth-century China : practicing law in Republican Beijing (1910s-1930s), Michael H. K. Ng

Legal transplantation in early twentieth-century China : practicing law in Republican Beijing (1910s-1930s), Michael H. K. Ng

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Legal transplantation in early twentieth-century China : practicing law in Republican Beijing (1910s-1930s)
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Legal transplantation in early twentieth-century China
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practicing law in Republican Beijing (1910s-1930s)
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Michael H. K. Ng
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Language
eng
Summary
""Practicing law" has a dual meaning in this book. It refers to both the occupational practice of law and the practicing of transplanted laws and institutions to perfect them. The book constitutes the first monographic work on the legal history of Republican Beijing, and provides an in-depth and comprehensive account of the practice of law in the city of Beijing during a period of social transformation. Drawing upon unprecedented research using archived records and other primary materials, it explores the problems encountered by Republican Beijing's legal practitioners, including lawyers, policemen, judges and criminologists, in applying transplanted laws and legal institutions when they were inapplicable to, incompatible with, or inadequate for resolving everyday legal issues. These legal practitioners resolved the mismatch, the author argues, by quite sensibly assimilating certain imperial laws and customs and traditional legal practices into the daily routines of the recently imported legal institutions. Such efforts by indigenous legal practitioners were crucial in, and an integral part of, the making of legal transplantation in Republican Beijing. This work not only makes significant contributions to scholarship on the legal history of modern China, but also offers insights into China's quest for modernization in its first wave of legal globalization. It is thus of great value to legal historians, comparative legal scholars, specialists in Chinese law and China studies, and lawyers and law students with an interest in Chinese legal history"--
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Ng, Michael H. K
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non fiction
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  • Practice of law
  • Practice of law
  • Law
  • Law
  • China
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Legal transplantation in early twentieth-century China : practicing law in Republican Beijing (1910s-1930s), Michael H. K. Ng
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 174 pages
Isbn
9780415713566
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013048233
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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(OCoLC)865543943
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Legal transplantation in early twentieth-century China : practicing law in Republican Beijing (1910s-1930s), Michael H. K. Ng
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 174 pages
Isbn
9780415713566
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013048233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)865543943

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