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Legal Lessons

Popularizing Laws in the People’s Republic of China, 1949–1989

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ISBN 9780674251243

Publication Date: 05/04/2021

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  • Acknowledgments
  • List of Illustrations*
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • I. Preparations: 1949–1954
    • 1. No Legalese, Please: Why the Dissemination of Laws Became a Problem
    • 2. Paper Trials: How the Publishing Field Adapted to Law Propaganda
  • II. Practices: 1950–1962
    • 3. What Is a Basic Spirit? The Marriage Law and the Model Legal Education Campaign
    • 4. Getting People to Abide by Law: The Constitution Draft Discussion and Its Aftermath
  • III. Revivals: 1970–1989
    • 5. Constitutional Dilemmas: Reworking Law Propaganda for a New Socialist Era
    • 6. A New Type of Five-Year Plan: Institutionalizing “Common Legal Knowledge”
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Chinese Character List
  • Archival Files
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • * Illustrations
    • 0.1 “Article 87” from PRC Constitution Propaganda Images, 1954.
    • 1.1 “Harm the People and you will not escape the net of law!” 1951.
    • 1.2a–b (a) De Wei, “Chop It”; and (b) Zhen Hua, “Two Paths for a Counterrevolutionary Element,” 1951.
    • 1.3 Xin Dao, “Illustrated Explanation of Article 2,” 1951.
    • 2.1 Cover page of the Illustrated Regulations, 1951.
    • 3.1 Yu Yunjie, “Freedom of Marriage, Happiness and Harmony,” 1953.
    • 3.2 “Article 8: Early Marriage Is Prohibited,” 1951.
    • 3.3 Cover page of the Marriage Law Four-Character Classic, 1951.
    • 4.1 “Workers at Shanghai Xinhua Printing Plant rush to print the PRC constitution draft in order to supply people with copies so that they can carry out the discussion,” 1954.
    • 4.2 “People’s representatives and women workers in Putuo District ardently discuss the great joyous event of the promulgation of the constitution draft,” 1954.
    • 4.3 “People across the country enthusiastically endorse the PRC constitution draft,” 1954.
    • 4.4 Gu Pu, “The People’s Great Joyous Event,” 1954.
    • 4.5 Mai Guo, “Hanging Upside Down,” 1954.
    • 4.6 Aibulaomofu, “The Hideous Nature of the US Constitution,” 1954.
    • 4.7 Constitution model, Tian’anmen, 1 October 1954.
    • 5.1 “Article 45” from Illustrated Explanations of the PRC Constitution.
    • 5.2 Shen Tongheng, “Each Takes What He Needs,” 1980.
    • 5.3 “Shanghai vigorously launches legal system propaganda and education,” 1979.
    • 5.4 “Article 143” from Illustrated Explanations of the PRC Criminal Law, 1979.
    • 5.5 Nan Yunsheng and Ji Guoqiang, “Carefully reading the new constitution (nianhua),” 1982.
    • 5.6 “She has come to understand a person’s worth,” 1985.
    • 5.7 “The child hopes for the return of a good father, the wife waits for a good husband, society gains a useful new man.” 1985.
    • 6.1 Fan Shijie, “The Remedy,” 1986.
    • 6.2 Shen Tiancheng, “Springtime for the Popularization of Legal Knowledge,” 1986.

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