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Classical Historiography for Chinese History

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  • Alford, William. To Steal a Book in an Elegant Offense: Intellectual Property Law in Chinese Civilization. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1995.
  • Allee, Mark. Law and Local Society in Late Imperial China: Northern Taiwan in the Nineteenth Century. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1994.
  • Balazs, Etienne. Le Traite juridique du "Souei-chou." Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1954.
  • Bernhardt, Kathryn, & Philip Huang, eds. Civil Law in Qing and Republican China. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1994.
  • Bodde, Derk, & Clarence Morris. Law In Imperial China Exemplified by 190 Ch'ing Dynasty Cases. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1967.
  • Bourgon, Jerome. "Chinese Executions Visualising Their Differences With European Supplices." European Journal of East Asian Studies Mar2003, Vol. 2 Issue 1: 153-184
  • Ch'en, Paul. Chinese Legal Tradition Under the Mongols: The Code of 1291 Reconstructed. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1979.
  • Ch'u, T'ung-tsu. Law and Society in Traditional China. Paris & The Hague: Mouton & Co., 1961.
  • Cohen, Jerome, et al., eds. Essays in China's Legal Tradition. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1980.
  • Escarra, Jean. Le Droit chinois. Peiping: Henri Vetch, 1936. Translated by Gertrude Brown as Chinese Law. Seattle: University of Washington, 1936.
  • Fuma, Susuma. "Litigation Masters and the Litigation System of Ming and Qing China." International Journal of Asian Studies Jan 2007 Vol. 4 Iss. 1: 79-112.
  • Hansen, Valerie. Negotiating Daily Life in Traditional China: How Ordinary People Used Contracts, 600-1400. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995.
  • Gabbiani, Luca. " Pour en finir avec la barbarie Folie et parricide en Chine ? la fin de l'?re imp?riale (XVIIIe-XXe si?cles)." T'oung Pao Volume 95 Numbers 4-5 2009: 334-392.
  • Huang, Philip. Civil Justice in China: Representation and Practice in the Qing. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1996.
  • Hulsewe, A. F. P. Remnants of Han Law. Vol. 1. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1955.
  • Johnson, Wallace, trans. The T'ang Code. Vol. 1, General Principles. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1979.
  • ---, trans., The T'ang Code. Vol. 2, Specific Articles. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997.
  • Liu, Zenghe. "Conflicting Viewpoints on Opium Prohibition: Radical Changes to Opium Policy in the Late Qing Dynasty." Frontiers of History in China v. 1 no. 4 (December 2006): 590-610.
  • McKnight, Brian. The Quality of Mercy: Amnesties and Traditional Chinese Justice. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1981.
  • ---, & James T.C. Liu, eds. The Enlightened Judgments : Ch'ing-Ming Chi, the Sung Dynasty Collection. SUNY, Albany Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture, 1999; ISBN: 0791442438.
  • ---. Law and Order in Sung China. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
  • ---. ed., Law and the State in Traditional East Asia: Six Studies on the Sources of East Asian Law. Honolulu: University of Hawaii, 1987.
  • ---. trans. The Washing Away of Wrongs: Forensic Medicine in Thirteenth Century China. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, Center for Chinese Studies, 1981. Work by Sung Tz'u ? ? (1186-1249).
  • Macauley, Melissa. "A World Made Simple: Law and Property in the Ottoman and Qing Empires." Journal of Early Modern HistoryVolume 5 Number 4 2001: 331-352.
  • MacCormack, Geoffrey. "Issues of Causation in Homicide Decisions of the Qing Board of Punishments from the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries." Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies Volume 73 Issue 02 June 2010: 285-310.
  • Nakamura, Shigeo. "Was Traditional Chinese Law a Mere 'Model'? Part One." International Journal of Asian Studies Jan 2004 Vol. 1 Iss. 1: 139-158.
  • ---. "Was Traditional Chinese Law a Mere 'Model'? Part Two." International Journal of Asian Studies Jun 2004 Vol. 1, Iss. 2: 297-323.
  • Ong, S. P. "Jurisdictional Politics in Canton and the First English Translation of the Qing Penal Code (1810)." Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society Volume 20 Issue 02 April 2010: 141-165.
  • Ratchnevsky, Paul. Un Code des Yuan. Paris: E. Leroux, 1937. Translation of Code probably dating from 1331.
  • Shaw, Willliam. Legal Norms in a Confucian State. Berkeley: University of California, Institute of East Asian Studies, 1981.
  • Von der Sprenkel, Sybille. Legal Institutions in Manchu China. New York: The Humanities Press, 1966.
  • Zelin, Madeline, Jonathan Ocko, and Robert Gardella, eds. Contract and Property in Early Modern China. Stanford University Press, 2004.
  • Terada, Hiroaki. "The Nature of Social Agreements (yue) in the Legal Order of Ming and Qing China (Part One)." International Journal of Asian Studies Jul 2005 Vol. 2 Iss. 2: 309-28.
  • ---. "The Nature of Social Agreements (yue) in the Legal Order of Ming and Qing China (Part Two)." International Journal of Asian Studies Jan 2006 Vol. 3 Iss. 1: 111-33.
  • Wu, Qi and Xiao, Lihong. "The Cases of caozheng and Social Order in the Localities in the Qing Empire-An Investigation Centers in the Lawsuit Filed by Kuang Guangwen over the Excessive Taxation." Frontiers of History in China v. 5 no. 2 (June 2010): 217-52.
  • Zhang, Ning. "Corps et peine capitale dans la Chine imp?riale Les dimensions judiciaires et rituelles sous les Ming." T'oung PaoVolume 94 Numbers 4-5 2008: 246-305.