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Author Kim, Marie Seong-Hak.

Title Law and custom in Korea : comparative legal history / Marie Seong-Hak Kim.

Imprint Cambridge [UK] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 349 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-343) and index.
Contents 1. Comparative reflections on the concepts of law and custom -- 2. Law and legal culture under the Chosen Dynasty -- 3. Custom and legal reception : the Japanese precedent -- 4. Legal reforms in protectorate Korea, 1905-10 -- 5. Colonial law and the legal system, 1910-45 -- 6. Colonial jurisprudence and the construction of Korean customary law -- 7. The 'Japanese deviation': comparison of colonial customary law policies -- 8. Customary law in modern Korea.
Summary "This book sets forth the evolution of Korea's law and legal system from the Chosen dynasty through the colonial and postcolonial modern periods. This is the first book in English that comprehensively studies Korean legal history in comparison with European legal history, with particular emphasis on customary law. Korea's passage to Romano-German civil law under Japanese rule marked a drastic departure from its indigenous legal tradition. The transplantation of modern civil law in Korea was facilitated by Japanese colonial jurists who created a Korean customary law; this constructed customary law served as an intermediary regime between tradition and the demands of modern law. The transformation of Korean law by the forces of Westernisation points to new interpretations of colonial history and presents an intriguing case for investigating the spread of law on a global level. In-depth discussions of French customary law and Japanese legal history also provide a solid conceptual framework suitable for comparing European and East Asian legal traditions"-- Provided by publisher.
"This book sets forth the evolution of Korea's law and legal system from the Chos┼Ćn dynasty through the colonial and postcolonial modern periods. This is the first book in English that comprehensively studies Korean legal history in comparison with European legal history, with particular emphasis on customary law. Korea's passage to Romano-German civil law under Japanese rule marked a drastic departure from its indigenous legal tradition. The transplantation of modern civil law in Korea was facilitated by Japanese colonial jurists who themselves created a Korean customary law; this constructed customary law served as an intermediary regime between tradition and the demands of modern law. The transformation of Korean law by the brisk forces of Westernization points to new interpretations of colonial history, and it presents an intriguing case for investigating the spread of law on the global level. In-depth discussions of French customary law and Japanese legal history in this book provide a solid conceptual framework suitable for comparing European and East Asian legal traditions"-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Customary law -- Korea.
Civil law -- Korea.
Legislative histories -- Korea.
Customary law -- Europe.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic book.
In: EBL
Other Form: Print version: Kim, Marie Seong-Hak. Law and custom in Korea. Cambridge [UK] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012 9781107006973 (DLC) 2012011316 (OCoLC)779244872
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