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Chinese Marriage and Social Change

The Legal Abolition of Concubinage in Hong Kong

Authors: W L Wong, Max

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  • First book to discuss the legal development and social changes leading to the abolition of concubinage in Hong Kong
  • Contributes to a crucial discussion on gender equality in Hong Kong vis-a-vis marriage reform
  • Compares judicial interpretations of the status of the Chinese “concubine” in Republican China, Hong Kong and other East Asian jurisdictions
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  • Due: February 10, 2020
  • ISBN 978-981-15-1644-3
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This book provides a comparative account of the abolition of concubinage in East Asia, offering a new perspective and revised analysis of the factors leading to – and the debates surrounding  – the introduction of a new Marriage Reform Ordinance in Hong Kong in 1971. It uses this law as a platform to examine how the existence of concubinage – long preserved in the name of protecting Chinese traditions and customs — crucially influenced family law reforms, which were in response to a perceived need to create a ‘modern’ marriage system within Hong Kong’s Chinese community after the Second World War. This was, by and large, the result of continued pressure from within Hong Kong and from Britain to bring Hong Kong’s marriage system in line with international marriage treaties. It represented one of the last significant intrusions of colonial law into the private sphere of Hong Kong social life, eliminating Chinese customs which had been previously recognised by the colonial legal system’s family law. This book contextualizes the Hong Kong situation by examining judicial cases interpreting Chinese customs and the Great Qing Code, offering a comprehensive understanding of the Hong Kong situation in relation to the status of concubines in Republican China and other East Asian jurisdictions. It will be of particular interest to teachers and students of law, as well as researchers in gender studies, post-colonialism, sociology and cultural studies.

About the authors

Dr. Max Wai Lun Wong is an Assistant Professor at the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Hong Kong. He holds a PhD from SOAS, University of London. He is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in the UK. His research interests include Law and Public Administration, Chinese Customary Law and Practice in South East Asia, Law and Creative Industries and Traditional Cultural Expression and Law in South East Asia.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 67,40 €
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  • Due: February 10, 2020
  • ISBN 978-981-15-1644-3
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Hardcover 83,19 €
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  • Due: February 11, 2020
  • ISBN 978-981-15-1643-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chinese Marriage and Social Change
Book Subtitle
The Legal Abolition of Concubinage in Hong Kong
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-1644-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-1644-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-1643-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 225
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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