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The Birth, Application, and Evolution of Chinese Jurisprudence: Criminals, Extramarital Affairs, and Capital Punishment


This book is a collection of eight conference papers presented at the Symposium on the Birth, Application, and Evolution of Chinese Jurisprudence: Criminals and Extramarital Affairs, and Capital Punishment, hosted by the IHP's Legal History Study Group from July 19 to 21, 2017. Of these, three addressed criminals, two extramarital affairs, and three capital punishment. The periods associated with these topics in the eight papers were Qin and Han (2), Tang and Song (3), Yuan (2), and Qing (1). In all, the book not only delves into the characteristics of Chinese jurisprudence from the perspective of criminals, extramarital affairs, and capital punishment. It also examines the ideals, changes, and their polar opposites in the discussion of historical development of legal regimes in the said periods. (Symposium Series of the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Number 20)
Keywords: Chinese Jurisprudence, Treatise on Criminal Law, Extramarital Affairs, Capital Punishment

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