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East Asian History

HIEA 5559

Late Imperial Chinese Law

Fall 2016

Law and judicial practice in Late Imperial China, particularly during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Inquiry will consider statutory law from two angles; as an instrument of state authority designed to enforce a particular social and political order, and as a field of social interaction within which ordinary people utilized the legal system to seek justice and redress for personal grievances.

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Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
Nau Hall - South Lawn
Charlottesville, VA 22904


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