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Author Allee, Mark A. (Mark Anton)

Title Law and local society in late imperial China : northern Taiwan in the nineteenth century / Mark A. Allee
Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1994

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Description xii, 347 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: 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
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [315]-330) and index
Subject Justice, Administration of -- Taiwan -- Danshui Zhen -- History -- 19th century
Justice, Administration of -- Taiwan -- Danshui zhen -- History -- 19th century
Justice, Administration of -- Taiwan -- Hsin-chu hsien -- History -- 19th century
Justice, Administration of -- Taiwan -- Hsinchu County -- History -- 19th century.
Justice, Administration of -- Taiwan -- Tan-shui chen -- History -- 19th century.
Justice, Administration of -- Taiwan -- Xinzhu Xian -- History -- 19th century
Justice, Administration of -- Taiwan -- Xinzhu xian -- History -- 19th century
Sociological jurisprudence -- History -- 19th century.
Tan-shui chen (Taiwan) -- Social conditions.
Hsinchu County (Taiwan) -- Social conditions.
LC no. 94030283
ISBN 0804722722 (acid-free)