on

Civil Justice in China – The opening of archives on legal case records and judicial administration in China has made possible a new examination of past assumptions about the Chinese justice system.

Scholars can now ask where actual legal practice deviated from official and popular conceptualizations and depictions. In the process, they can arrive at a new understanding not only of the legal system, but of state-society relations and the nature of the Chinese social-political system as a whole. Studies of Chinese justice also permit the joining together of social and cultural history.

Historians of society and economy, on the one hand, and of mentalities and culture, on the other, have long tended to go their separate ways. Law, however, is a sphere of life in which the two are inseparable. Legal case records contain evidence for both practice and representation. A study of law can tell us about the interconnections between actions and attitudes in ways that segmented studies of each cannot.

 

If you like this article, please help us by making a donation so that we can continue our work. Please help keep us independent.

 

Subscribe to China Underground and get Planet China

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Avatar
China-Undergroundhttp://www.china-underground.com
China-underground.com includes thousands of articles on news, Chinese history, Chinese art, Chinese literature , China pictures gallery, videos, and Chinese cinema.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Search

2,077FansLike
1,167FollowersFollow
281SubscribersSubscribe

Latest

jumping goat post punk chinese band

Interview with Jumping Goat

0
Jumping Goat (跳山羊)is a post-punk, garage noise band from Xi'An, the ancient capital of China. In October Jumping Goat released their debut album 'Walking on...
 

If you like this article, please help us by making a donation so that we can continue our work. Please help keep us independent.