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The Constitution of Ancient China

Su Su Li Zhang Yongle Daniel A. Bell Edmund Ryden

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Princeton University Pres
07 August 2018
History; Asian history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Non-Western philosophy; Constitutional & administrative law
How was the vast ancient Chinese empire brought together and effectively ruled? What are the historical origins of the resilience of contemporary China's political system? In The Constitution of Ancient China, Su Li, China's most influential legal theorist, examines the ways in which a series of fundamental institutions, rather than a supreme legal
By:   Su Su Li
Edited by:   Zhang Yongle, Daniel A. Bell
Translated by:   Edmund Ryden, Edmund Ryden
Imprint:   Princeton University Pres
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 155mm, 
ISBN:   9780691171593
ISBN 10:   0691171599
Series:   The Princeton-China Series
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   07 August 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Su Li (Zhu Suli) is a professor at Peking University Law School and a pioneering scholar in the sociology of law, law and economics, and law and literature in China. His many books include Rule of Law and Its Indigenous Resources, Sending Law to the Countryside, and Law and Literature.

Reviews for The Constitution of Ancient China

A bold theoretical exploration and systematic reinterpretation of ancient constitutionalism, this book forms a new space for the analysis of the Chinese political-legal system that encompasses the ancient in the modern. --Xiang Feng, Tsinghua University Su Li is, by many measures, the single most influential Chinese legal academic of the past twenty years. This is one of the most important works on historical Chinese constitutionalism to come out in years, and will most certainly be a milestone work against which future research in this area will be constantly measured. --Taisu Zhang, Yale Law School


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