This book, based on the theory of Marxism-Leninism, aims to study the essence, content and features of various legal systems in China in different historical periods, as well as the rules of the development of Chinese legal system. It effectively combines classic and historical analysis to probe the historical facts and elaborate the historical role of the legal system, revealing both the general and the specific rules of the development of the Chinese legal system on the basis of the existing relevant researches. The subject matter is of abundant theoretical and practical significance, as it enriches Marxist legal studies, deepens the readers' understanding of Chinese legal civilization and offers guiding principles for the creation of socialist legal systems with Chinese characteristics. The chapters are structured chronologically, ranging from the Xia and Shang Dynasties, the Western Zhou Dynasty, the Spring and Autumn Period, the Han Dynasty, the South and North Dynasties, the Sui and Tang Dynasties, the Song Dynasty to the Ming and Qing Dynasties when Chinese legal system took on its final form. The chapters are compiled according to legislation, administrative law, criminal law and judicial system. Besides, the Chinese legal civilization after the Revolution of 1911 led by Sun Yat-sen is also addressed.
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Part One Ancient Chinese Legal Civilization (c. 21st century B.C 1840 A.D.) Introduction The Origin of Chinese Legal Civilization the Legal System during the Xia and the Shang Dynasties (c. 21st century B.C.-c.11st century B.C.) The Developed Form of Chinese Legal Civilization in its Early Stage the Legal System during the Western Zhou Dynasty (11st century B.C 770 B.C.) The Social Transformation and the Legal Changes the Legal System during the Spring and Autumn Period (770 B.C- 221 B.C) Laws are Omnipresent the Legal System during the Qin Dynasty (4th century B.C- 206 B.C) The Confucianization of Chinese Legal Civilization the Legal System during the Western and Eastern Han Dynasties (206 B.C-220 A.D. ) The Advancement of Legislation and the Great Cultural Integration the Legal System during the Wei, Jin and Southern and Northern Dynasties (220 A.D 581 A.D.) The Crystallization of Chinese Legal Civilization the Legal System during the Sui and the Tang Dynasties (581 A.D 907 A.D.) Chinese Legal Civilization during the Southern and Northern Song Dynasties under the Driving Force of the Commodity-based Economies (960 A.D 1279 A.D.) Changing the Age-old Way of Governing the Country the Legal System during the Yuan Dynasty (1279 A.D 1368 A.D.) The Final Form of Chinese Legal Civilization the Legal System during the Ming Dynasty (1368 A.D. - 1644 A.D.) The Final Form of Chinese Legal Civilization the Legal System during the Qing Dynasty (1644 A.D. - 1911 A.D.).
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