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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate

Edited by: Alexander Learmonth, Charlotte Ford, Julia Clark, John Ross Martyn
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Law and Local Society in Late Imperial China

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Mark A. AlleeLoyola University, Chicago

ISBN13: 9780804722728
ISBN: 0804722722
Published: July 1997
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Format: Hardback
Price: £56.00

Despatched in 13 to 15 days.

This study of northern Taiwan during the period 1840-1895 explores the social significance of the traditional Chinese legal system and investigates how individuals utilized the courts to resolve criminal and civil disputes. The received wisdom portrays the court system as a seldom utilized, desperate last resort, and as closed except to the privileged. In reality, this book reveals that litigants included men and women of both low and high status and that local inhabitants were not slow to appeal to the court system for dispute resolution.

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Other Jurisdictions , China
1. Introduction: history and law; 2. Danshui and Xinhu during the Qing dynasty: the geographical and historical context; 3. The frontier heritage; 4. Land relations; 5. The export economy; 6. Lineage division and inheritance disputes; 7. The petition; 8. Search and arrest: the warrant; 9. Hearing and verdict; 10. Conclusion: law and society.