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Chinese Law in Imperial Eyes Sovereignty, Justice, and Transcultural Politics

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ISBN-10: 0231173741

ISBN-13: 9780231173742

Edition: 2016

Authors: Li Chen

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Before the First Opium War (1839-1842), China had control over the terms of its relationship with Western powers, refusing to grant foreigners extraterritorial privileges or sign international treaties fully recognizing their political status. This dynamic has been largely overlooked in prior studies that emphasize China's semicolonial vulnerability after the First Opium War, but it has important implications for the attitudes and policies that have dominated Sino-Western relations over the past three centuries.Li Chen draws a richly textured portrait of Sino-Western relations during the century before 1843. Focusing on the role of law in Sino-Western encounters, Chen brings fresh insight…    
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Book details

List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 12/22/2015
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 0.63" wide x 0.92" long x 0.12" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English