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By Michael H. K. Ng

"Practicing law" has a twin which means during this booklet. It refers to either the occupational perform of legislations and the training of transplanted legislation and associations to ideal them.

The e-book constitutes the 1st monographic paintings at the criminal heritage of Republican Beijing, and gives an in-depth and entire account of the perform of legislation within the urban of Beijing in the course of a interval of social transformation. Drawing upon exceptional learn utilizing archived files and different basic fabrics, it explores the issues encountered by way of Republican Beijing’s criminal practitioners, together with attorneys, policemen, judges and criminologists, in making use of transplanted legislation and felony associations after they have been inapplicable to, incompatible with, or insufficient for resolving daily criminal matters. those criminal practitioners resolved the mismatch, the writer argues, by way of fairly sensibly assimilating definite imperial legislation and customs and conventional felony practices into the day-by-day workouts of the lately imported felony associations. Such efforts by means of indigenous criminal practitioners have been the most important in, and an essential component of, the making of criminal transplantation in Republican Beijing.

This paintings not just makes major contributions to scholarship at the criminal historical past of contemporary China, but additionally deals insights into China’s quest for modernization in its first wave of felony globalization. it's hence of significant price to criminal historians, comparative felony students, experts in chinese language legislations and China stories, and attorneys and legislation scholars with an curiosity in chinese language criminal history.

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