9781684175871 (electronic book) 1684175879 (electronic book) 9780674983854 0674983858
Harvard East Asian monographs ; 411.
"Offers a new perspective on the sociocultural and political history of law in socialist China by telling the story of how the party-state attempted to mobilize ordinary citizens to learn laws. Examines various case studies to trace the dissemination of legal knowledge at different levels of state and society"--Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction Part I. Preparations : 1949-1954. No legalese please : why the dissemination of laws became a problem Paper trials : how the publishing field adapted to law propaganda Part II. Practices : 1950-1962. What is a basic spirit? : the marriage law and the model legal education campaign Getting people to abide by law : the Constitution draft discussion and its aftermath Part III. Revivals : 1970-1989. Constitutional dilemmas : reworking law propaganda for a new socialist era A new type of five-year plan : institutionalizing "common legal knowledge" Conclusion.
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