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Crime, Punishment, and the Prison in Modern China

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ISBN-10: 0231125089

ISBN-13: 9780231125086

Edition: 2002

Authors: Frank Dik�tter, Frank Dikötter

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Utilizing original research and newly discovered sources, this book examines the enormous changes in Chinese society in the first half of the twentieth century through the lens of the Chinese prison system.
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Book details

List price: $70.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 5/29/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 264
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Conventions
Introduction
The Prison in Modern History
National Unity, Moral Education and Social Cohesion
For a Cultural History of the Prison in China
The Elusive Voice of the Prisoner
The Emergence of a Modern Penal System
The Movement for Prison Reform in the Late Qing (1895-1911)
Imprisonment in Late Imperial China
Monuments of Modernity: Foreign Prisons Observed
The Movement for Prison Reform
The question of extraterritoriality and China's first 'unequal treaty'
Legal reform during the late Qing
Shen Jiaben and the introduction of the custodial sentence
Ogawa Shigejiro and the spread of penological knowledge
The Emergence of Training Centres and the First Model Prisons
The educative mission of training centres
The emergence of the first model prisons
Civil Prisons in Early Republican China (1911-27)
The Ministry of Justice and prison reform
The new criminal code
Prison administration and the police
The Ministry of Justice and prison reform
The promulgation of prison rules and regulations
Capital Crimes: Crime and Punishment in Beijing
Foreign prisoners
The educative mission of Beijing No. 1 Prison
The expansion of the prison system in Beijing
Crime and punishment in Beijing
Property, sex, crime and imprisonment
Criminal identification, the problem of recidivism and corporal punishment
Prison staff and the maltreatment of prisoners
Death in custody
Ideal and reality in model prisons
Prisons under the Beiyang Governments: The Examples of Fengtian and Jiangsu Provinces
The expansion of new prisons
Identification and composition of the prisoner population
Sentencing patterns
Punishments inside the prison
Work and vocational training
Religion and moral instruction
Prison staff
Finances and charity
Escapes and riots
Drugs
Prison reform at the county level
Disease and death
Capital punishment
Conclusion
Science, Crime and Punishment Under the Guomindang
The Science of Punishment (1927-49)
Introduction
To Secure and Cure: Penal Philosophy in Republic China
The educative mission of Sun Xiong and Rui Jiarui
Zhao Chen and the virtues of the single cell
The progressive stage system and the system of rewards
The concept of self-government and the use of parole
Penal discipline as a producer of social responsibility
Li Jianhua and the example of the Soviet Union
The Virtues of Industry: Work in the Prison
Sex in the Prison
Walls and Bars: The Silent Weight of Prison Architecture
Wayward Children: Juvenile Correctional Policy
The Final Punishment: The Debate over the Death Penalty
The Science of Crime (1927-49)
'Homo Criminalis': The Rise of Criminology
Heredity, Environment and Individual Responsibility in Criminology
Born Criminals: Eugenics and the Biology of Crime
The Measurement of Crime: Fieldwork in the Prison
The Transparency of Crime: Yu Xiuhao and the Science of Criminal Investigation
The Imprint of Crime: Criminal Identity, Fingerprints and Forensic Medicine
Criminology and forensic medicine
Prison Reform Under the Guomindang
Prison Reform in the Nanjing Decade (1927-37)
The Ministry of Justice and penal administration under the Guomindang
The Ministry of Justice
Prison rules and regulations
Crime, punishment and judicial statistics
The expansion of the prison system
Regional diversity of the prison system
Life Behind Bars: Prisons during the Nanjing Decade
Registration and identification of prisoners
Prison labour
The reclamation of wasteland
Education and reformation
Prison staff
Overcrowding and the release of prisoners
Escapes and riots
Prisoner complaints
The public image of prisons
Disease and death
Political Offenders and the Prison System
Reformatories for political prisoners
Political offenders in new prisons
Prison Reform at the County Level
Prison reform in Hunan and Zhejiang
Prison reform associations
Natural catastrophes and the county gaol
Escapes
Ward Road Gaol, Shanghai
The Municipal Council and Ward Road Gaol
Remission, overcrowding and the debate over judicial sovereignty
Life inside Ward Road Gaol
Foreign prisoners at the Amoy Road Gaol
The Prison System during the War (1937-49)
The Destruction of Prisons and the Release of Prisoners
Death and destruction
The release of prisoners
Reconstruction and relocation of prisons
Prison Reform during the War
Dearth, disease and death
The movement for productive labour
The Red Cross and Prisoners of War
Convict Colonies and the Reclamation of Wasteland
Prisons in Occupied China
Reconstruction after the War
Expansion and overcrowding
The Arrival of the Communists
Conclusion
Appendixes
Modern Prisons
Rules Governing the Administration of Prisons
Bibliography
Index
Character List