ASIAN 415 - Law and Society in Late Imperial and Modern China
Section: 001
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Credits:
3
Other:
Theme
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
Junior or senior standing. No prior knowledge of China or Chinese required.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:

The Chinese legal tradition has not only exercised a tremendous influence on other legal systems in East Asia for centuries, but exerts a direct and considerable influence on modern China's program of reform and modernization, which commenced in 1979. This course will explore major topics in Chinese legal history through selected readings of secondary and primary sources in English translation, as well as through the study of case reports and aspects of the literary tradition. The course will be divided into three segments: The first segment will introduce some of the basic concepts, philosophical bases, and institutions supporting the traditional Chinese legal order, and orthodox perceptions (by both Chinese and foreigners) of that legal order. The second segment will explore in more detail how the Chinese legal order was implemented during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), China's last imperial dynasty, and the early republican period. The third and final segment will discuss how Chinese law and institutions have been transformed from the mid-nineteenth century to the late 1970s, focusing on China's encounter with a capitalist, trading, and modern West, the long Chinese revolution from 1911-1949, and the first three decades of New China under leadership of Mao Zedong and the Communist revolutionary generation.

ASIAN 415 - Law and Society in Late Imperial and Modern China
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001 (SEM)
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W 2:35PM - 5:35PM
Note: Meets with LAW 740
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