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EALC 550/398: Law and Society in Chinese History: Resources in English

EALC 550/398 Law and Society in Chinese History


See also Libguide from History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library


Library of Congress Law Library

LexisNexis Academic

Please aslo refer to the Libguides page: East Asian Languages and Cultures 550: Legal History of China


Primary Source Materials in English

The North-China herald and Supreme Court & consular gazette [microform].Supreme Court & consular gazette, and law reporter for the Supreme & Provincial courts of China & Japan. (1871-1941).  History, Philosophy and Newspaper Library.

China Coast Newspaper Collections (English and Chinese) 16 newspapers dating from 1830's to early 1900's on Microfilm.


Books about Chinese Legal History in English

The book of Lord Shang ... a classic of the Chinese school of law; translated from the Chinese with introduction and notes by Dr. J.J. Duyvendak. Series: Probsthain’s oriental series, vol. XVII Published: London : A. Probsthain, 1963. 320.951 K96SED1963

The legal system of the People’s Republic of China in a nutshel.  by Daniel C.K. Chow. St. Paul, MN : West, c2009.  KNQ68 .C46 2009

Law without lawyers : a comparative view of law in China and the United States / Victor H. Li. Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, [1978]. K583 .L5X

Thinking with cases : specialist knowledge in Chinese cultural history / Charlotte Furth, Judith T. Zeitlin, and Ping-chen Hsiung, editors. Published: Honolulu : University of Hawai’i Press, c200. 153.4330951 T348

Dictionary of Chinese law and government, Chinese-English, by Philip R. Bilancia. Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c1981.340.03951 B49D



Twentieth-Century China. 951.005 CHIR1a

Social Science in China 951.0005 SO

The Journal of Asian Studies 905 FAR

Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 905 HA

Chinese Studies in History 951.005 CHIS


Books about Japanese Legal History in English 

Useful Subject Headings:

Law - Japan - History

Commercial Law - Japan - History


Subject headings for Judge Dee stories

Di, Renjie, 629-700 --Fiction.

call number range: 823 G951J


Rex Coleman & John Owen Haley, comp. An Index to Japanese Law: A Bibliography of West­ern Lan­guage Materials, 1867-1973. JAPBIBCOLEMAN,R/A (Law Library)

Dan Fenno Henderson. Conciliation and Japanese Law, Tokugawa and Modern 341.63 H38C (Main Stacks)

Turan Kayoglu.  Legal imperialism : sovereignty and extraterritoriality in Japan, the Ottoman Empire, and China. 341.4 K1809l (Main Stacks)

Rex Coleman. The Japanese legal system : a bibliography. 

The formation of modern Japan : as viewed from legal history / Kichisaburō Nakamura. 342.52 145F (Main Stacks)

The formation of the early Meiji legal order : the Japanese code of 1871 and its Chinese foundation / by Paul Heng-Chao Chʼen. JAPVCHEN,P.H.C (Law Library)

Arthur Taylor von Mehren (editor). Law in Japan: the Legal Order in a Changing Society. 340.0952 V89L (Main Stacks)

Asian discourses of rule of law : theories and implementation of rule of law in twelve Asian countries, France and the U.S. / edited by Randall Peerenboom. KM514 .T482004 (Law Library)

Robert R. Britt. Japanese laws in English : an index to the EHS law bulletin series KNX5 .B42000 (Law-Ref)