Sovereign Power and the Law in China

Zones of Exception in the Criminal Justice System

Flora Sapio

Status: 
€137,00
$182.00
ISBN13: 
9789004182455
E-ISBN: 
9789004187689
Publication Date: 
July 2010
Format: 
Hardback
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Pages, Illustr.: 
xiv, 369 pp.
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ISSN: 
1570-1344
Volume: 
18

Zheng Yangwen

This volume challenges the “Walled Kingdom” perspective. China reached out to the seas far more actively than historians have allowed, while the maritime world shaped China, Qing China in particular, much more than the continental world. It gave birth to and defined Chinese modernity.
Series: 
Volume: 
21
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004194779
Publication date: 
October 2011

Michael Loewe

The assumption that a system described as ‘Confucianism’ formulated by Dong Zhongshu became accepted as the norm during the Western Han dynasty (202 BCE – 9 CE) is challenged and his supposed authorship of the Chunqiu fanlu examined.
Series: 
Volume: 
20
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004194656
Publication date: 
April 2011

Sherman Xiaogang Lai

Based on documents published in China, this book examines the reasons behind the Chinese Communists’ success during the Sino-Japanese War demythologizing Maoist guerrilla warfare by revealing the links between the Communists’ military and financial might during the Japanese occupation.
Series: 
Volume: 
19
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004198005
Publication date: 
January 2011

Ildikó Bellér-Hann

Drawing on a wide range of historical sources presenting both emic and etic views, this book offers an insight into aspects of social life among the Uyghur in pre-socialist Xinjiang and substantiates the concept of tradition which modern Uyghurs draw upon to construct their ethnic identity.
Series: 
Volume: 
17
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004166752
Publication date: 
August 2008

Edited by Nanxiu Qian, Grace S. Fong and Richard J. Smith

Different Worlds of Discourse explores the late Qing reform era (c. 1895–1912) from three interrelated and comparatively neglected perspectives: the construction of gender roles, the development of literary genres, and the emergence of new forms of print media.
Series: 
Volume: 
16
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004167766
Publication date: 
June 2008

Xiaolin Guo

An exhaustive narrative of political integration from the early years of the PRC to the present era of economic reform that foregrounds ethnic politics while problematizing the contradiction between a highly centralized state and persistence of local variations.
Series: 
Volume: 
15
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004167759
Publication date: 
May 2008

Chloë F. Starr

Chloë Starr's book offers a comprehensive literary reading of six nineteenth-century Chinese red-light novels and assesses how and why they alter our view of late Qing fiction and the authorial self.
Series: 
Volume: 
14
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004156296
Publication date: 
April 2007
Series: 
Volume: 
13
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004156036
Publication date: 
March 2007

Li-ling Hsiao

Drawing together illustration, theater, and literature, this study examines a late Ming conception of the stage as a mystical space for temporal conflation that allowed the past to be reborn in the present and to uphold the continuity of the cultural tradition
Series: 
Volume: 
12
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004156432
Publication date: 
May 2007

Margaret Hillenbrand

This book is a cross-cultural, interdisciplinary study which compares responses to modernity in the literary cultures of contemporary Japan and Taiwan. Moving beyond the East-West paradigm that has traditionally dominated comparativism, the volume explores these literatures within the regional...
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Volume: 
11
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004154780
Publication date: 
January 2007

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