Colloquium on Chinese Legal History
Chinese Legal Thought and Legal History
Professor: Madeleine H. Zelin
This is a seminar on the fundamentals of late imperial Chinese law and legal practice and its impact on the social and economic development of early modern China. Most of the readings will be in English but students should be able to read Chinese in order to do the exercises designed to give them a hands on familiarity with legal materials. The course is open to graduate students in GSAS and the professional schools. Students in SIPA and LAW with an interest in Chinese legal history are particularly encouraged to attend. Advanced Chinese language is desirable.