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Author Huang, Philip C., 1940-

Title Chinese civil justice, past and present / Philip C.C. Huang.

Imprint Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2010.

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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 297 pages).
Series Asia/Pacific/perspectives
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-287) and index.
Summary "The culmination of twenty years of research, this essential book completes distinguished historian Philip C.C. Huang's pathbreaking trilogy on Chinese law and society from late imperial times to the present. The author argues that, despite formal adherence to Western law and legal theory, traditional Chinese judicial practices continue to flourish. Huang draws on a rich array of court records and field interviews to illustrate the surprising strength of traditional Chinese civil justice, as can be seen in societal and cadres mediation, and in court actions with respect to property rights, inheritance and old-age maintenance, and debts. Maoist justice too remains influential, especially its divorce and court mediation practices. Finally, despite the recent massive adoption of Western laws, legal reasoning employed in judicial practice has shown stunning continuity, with major implications for China's future."--Jacket.
Contents Introduction : The history-of-practice approach to studying Chinese law -- Community mediation, past, and present -- Centralized minimalism : semiformal governance by quasi-officials and dispute resolution -- Divorce law practices : the origins, myths, and realities of judicial "mediation" -- "Reform" in evidence procedure : reasonable and unreasonable practices of divorce law -- Civil adjudication, past and present -- Court mediation, past and present -- Wither Chinese law? -- Conclusion : Past and present.
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Subject Justice, Administration of -- China -- History.
Civil law -- China -- History.
Practice of law -- China -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Huang, Philip C., 1940- Chinese civil justice, past and present. Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2010 9780742567696 (DLC) 2009039999 (OCoLC)429409800
ISBN 9780742567719 (electronic bk.)
0742567710 (electronic bk.)
9780742567696 (cloth ; alk. paper)