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Harvard Studies in East Asian Law 4

Contemporary Chinese Law

Research Problems and Perspectives

Edited by Jerome Alan Cohen

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$65.00 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674594838

Publication Date: 01/01/1970

380 pages

11 tables

Harvard Studies in East Asian Law


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  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction [Jerome Alan Cohen]
  • 1. Chinese Legal Publications: An Appraisal [Tao-tai Hsia]
  • 2. Interviewing Chinese Refugees: Indispensable Aid to Legal Research on China [Jerome Alan Cohen]
  • 3. The Use of Survey Interviewing in Research on Communist Chinese Law [Victor Hao Li]
  • 4. The Development of Chinese International Law Terms and the Problem of Their Translation into English [Hungdah Chiu]
  • 5. Japanese Influences on Communist Chinese Legal Language [Dan Fenno Henderson]
  • 6. The Language of Communist China’s Criminal Law [David Finkelstein]
  • 7. Problems of Translating the Marriage Law [Marinus J. Meier]
  • 8. Methodological Problems in Studying Chinese Communist “Civil Law” [Stanley Lubman]
  • 9. Crime and Punishment: China and the United States [Richard M. Pfeffer]
  • 10. Chinese Attitudes Toward International Law—and Our Own [Jerome Alan Cohen]
  • 11. Some Characteristics of Japanese Studies on Contemporary Chinese Law [Yasuhei Taniguchi]
  • 12. Soviet Perspectives on Chinese Law [Harold J. Berman]
  • 13. Soviet Sources on the Law of the People’s Republic of China [George Ginsburgs]
  • Glossary
  • Chinese and Japanese-Language Books
  • Index

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