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The History of Chinese Legal Civilization

Ancient China—From About 21st Century B.C. to 1840 A.D.

Authors: Zhang, Jinfan

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  • Comprehensively examines the underlying rules of the development of Chinese legal systems economically, politically, and culturally
     
    Combines the classic and historical analysis methods
     
    Structurally divides the 4000-odd-year Chinese legal history into several major sections according to different social patterns

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This book, based on the theory of Marxism-Leninism, aims to study the essence, content and features of various legal systems in China in different historical periods, as well as the rules of the development of Chinese legal system. It effectively combines classic and historical analysis to probe the historical facts and elaborate the historical role of the legal system, revealing both the general and the specific rules of the development of the Chinese legal system on the basis of the existing relevant researches. The subject matter is of abundant theoretical and practical significance, as it enriches Marxist legal studies, deepens the readers’ understanding of Chinese legal civilization and offers guiding principles for the creation of socialist legal systems with Chinese characteristics. The chapters are structured chronologically, ranging from the Xia and Shang Dynasties, the Western Zhou Dynasty, the Spring and Autumn Period, the Han Dynasty, the South and North Dynasties, the Sui and Tang Dynasties, the Song Dynasty to the Ming and Qing Dynasties when Chinese legal system took on its final form. The chapters are compiled according to legislation, administrative law, criminal law and judicial system. Besides, the Chinese legal civilization after the Revolution of 1911 led by Sun Yat-sen is also addressed.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • The Origin of Chinese Legal Civilization: The Legal Systems of the Xia and Shang Dynasties

    Pages 1-44

    Zhang, Jinfan

  • The Early Developed Form of the Chinese Legal Civilization: The Legal System of Western Zhou Dynasty

    Pages 45-111

    Zhang, Jinfan

  • The Legal System of the Spring and Autumn and Warring States Period Featured by Social Transformation and Legal Reform

    Pages 113-156

    Zhang, Jinfan

  • The Legal System of Qin Dynasty with “Laws Made in Every Field”

    Pages 157-247

    Zhang, Jinfan

  • The Confucianization of the Legal Systems in Western and Eastern Han Dynasties

    Pages 249-380

    Zhang, Jinfan

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The History of Chinese Legal Civilization
Book Subtitle
Ancient China—From About 21st Century B.C. to 1840 A.D.
Authors
Translated by
Zhang, L.
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-1029-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-1029-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-1027-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 1308
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