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Contract and property in early modern China

Author: Zelin, Madeleine ; Ocko, Jonathan K. ; Gardella, Robert Corporate author: Columbia University Weatherhead East Asian Institute Publisher: Stanford University Press, 2004.Language: EnglishDescription: 398 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0804746397Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Contract and Property in Early Modern China Contents List of Tables and Figures Introduction MADELEINE ZELIN, JONATHAN OCKO, ROBERT GARDELLA vii 1 Part 1. Contract and the Establishment of Property Rights 1. A Critique of Rights of Property in Prewar China MADELEINE ZELIN 17 2. Writs of Passage in Late Imperial China: The Documentation of Practical Understandings in Minong, Taiwan MYRON L. COHEN 37 3. Litigation, Legitimacy, and Lethal Violence: Why County Courts Failed to Prevent Violent Disputes over Property in Eighteenth-Century China THOMAS BUOYE 94 4. Property, Taxes, and State Protection of Rights ANNE OSBORNE 120 5. The Status of Contracts in Nineteenth-Century Chinese Courts MARK A. ALLEE 159 vi Contents 6. The Missing Metaphor: Applying Western Legal Scholarship to the Study of Contract and Property in Early Modern China JONATHAN OCKO 178 Part 2. Contract and the Practice of Business 7. Supplemental Payment in Urban Property Contracts in Mid to Late Qing Shanghai FENG SHAOTING 209 8. Managing Multiple Ownership at the Zigong Salt Yard MADELEINE ZELIN 230 9. Custom, the Code, and Legal Practice: The Contracts of Changlu Salt Merchants in Late Imperial China MAN BUN KWAN 269 10. Companies in Debt: Financial Arrangements in the Textile Industry in the Lower Yangzi Delta, 1895-1937 TOMOKO SHIROYAMA 298 11. Contracting Business Partnerships in Late Qing and Republican China: Paradigms and Patterns ROBERT GARDELLA 327 349 359 379 381 Chinese Names and Terms Bibliography List of Contributors Index

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