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Legal Institutions in Manchu China : A Sociological Analysis - Sybille Van Der Sprenkel

Legal Institutions in Manchu China

A Sociological Analysis

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Published: 2nd January 2004
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Mrs van der Sprenkel was led to undertake this journey by her experiences while living in China. lt is a detailed sociological analysis of the whole complex of legal and quasi-legal institutions during the Manchu period. Using a wide range of source material, Mrs van der Sprenkel discusses both the concepts underlying and the actual working of government and administration in Manchu China, the nature of the law, judicial procedure, and, finally, the effectiveness of the law in supporting social order.

'This book is a well written survey of Ch'ing legal institutions from a sociological point of view ...Mrs van der Sprenkel has read widely in the literature on Chinese institutional history and has attempted to summarise this as it seems to bear on Chinese law and society.' Mary C. Wright in the Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies

Forewordp. v
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Editorial Notep. viii
List of Plates, Maps and Diagramsp. x
Introductory Introductionp. 3
The Iraqi Marsh Dwellersp. 5
Ech-Chibayish and its Environmentp. 16
Social Organization
Political Organization, Past and Presentp. 27
Tribe, Clan, Lineage and Khowwanp. 43
Family and Marriagep. 55
The Traditional System of Social Stratificationp. 62
The Guest Housep. 72
Economic Organization
Agriculturep. 83
Other Subsidiary Occupationsp. 94
Reed-Gathering and Mat-Makingp. 104
Economic Balancep. 113
Conclusionp. 135
Appendices
Clans and Lineage of ech-Chibayishp. 45
Two Lineages of Ahl ish-Shaikh Clanp. 46
Bibliographyp. 49
Indexp. 153
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ISBN: 9781845200022
ISBN-10: 1845200020
Series: London School of Economics Monographs on Social Anthropology
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 2nd January 2004
Publisher: BERG PUBL INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised