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Trial of ModernityJudicial Reform in Early Twentieth-Century China, 1901-1937$
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Xiaoqun Xu

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780804755863

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804755863.001.0001

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Trial of Modernity
Stanford University Press

This book examines what judicial modernity actually meant to the Chinese state and society—to administrative officials and judicial officers, county magistrates and their staff, civil litigants and criminal defendants, and elite and non-elite people in local society. It explores the impact of reform on local society and how it changed social dynamics and power relations.

Keywords:   judicial modernity, Chinese, county magistrates, civil litigants, criminal defendants, elite, non-elite, reform

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