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The criminal process in the People's Republic of China, 1949-1963 : an introduction, by Jerome Alan Cohen

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The criminal process in the People's Republic of China, 1949-1963 : an introduction
Title
The criminal process in the People's Republic of China, 1949-1963
Title remainder
an introduction
Statement of responsibility
by Jerome Alan Cohen
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This volume represents the fruits of a preliminary inquiry into one aspect of contemporary Chinese law-the criminal process. Investigating what he calls China's "legal experiment," Mr. Cohen raises large questions about Chinese law
  • This volume represents the fruits of a preliminary inquiry into one aspect of contemporary Chinese law-the criminal process. Investigating what he calls China's "legal experiment," Mr. Cohen raises large questions about Chinese law. Is the Peoples Republic a lawless power, arbitrarily disrupting the lives of its people? Has it sought to attain Marx's vision of the ultimate withering away of the state and the law? Has Mao Zedong preferred Soviet practice to Marxist preaching? If so, has he followed Stalin or Stalin's heirs? To what extent has it been possible to transplant a foreign legal system into the world's oldest legal tradition? Has the system changed since 1949? What has been the direction of that change, and what are the prospects for the future? Today, immense difficulties impede the study of any aspect of China's legal system. Most foreign scholars are forbidden to enter the country, and those who do visit China find solid data hard to come by. Much of the body of law is unpublished and available only to officialdom, and what is publicly available offers an incomplete, idealized, or outdated version of Chinese legal processes. Moreover, popular publications and legal journals that told much about the regime's first decade have become increasingly scarce and uninformative. In order to obtain information for this study, Mr. Cohen spent 1963-64 in Hong Kong, interviewing refugees from the mainland and searching out and translating material on Chinese criminal law. From the interviews and published works, he has endeavored to piece together relevant data in order to see the system as a whole. The first of the three parts of the book is an introductory essay, providing an overview of the evolution and operation of the criminal process from 1949 through 1963. The second part, constituting the bulk of the book, systematically presents primary source material, including excerpts from legal documents, policy statements, and articles in Chinese periodicals. In order to show the law in action as well as the law on the books, the author has included selections from written and oral accounts by persons who have lived in or visited the People's Republic. Interspersed among these diverse materials are Mr. Cohen's own comments, questions, and notes. Part III contains an English-Chinese glossary of the major institutional and legal terms translated in Part II, a bibliography of sources, and a list of English-language books and articles that are pertinent to an understanding of the criminal process in China
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Cohen, Jerome Alan
Dewey number
343/.0951
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
  • KNQ4610
  • KB85
LC item number
  • .C64 1968
  • .C64
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Harvard studies in East Asian law
Series volume
2
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  • Criminal procedure
  • Criminal law
  • LAW / General
  • Criminal law
  • Criminal procedure
  • China
  • Strafverfahren
  • Droit pénal
  • Procédure civile
  • Politique criminelle
  • Chine
  • Chine
  • China
Label
The criminal process in the People's Republic of China, 1949-1963 : an introduction, by Jerome Alan Cohen
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file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 643-658)
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter III. The Security Administration Punishment Act
  • Chapter IV. Rehabilitation through Labor
  • Chapter V. Supervised Labor versus Control: The Borderline between Administrative and Criminal Sanctions
  • Chapter VI. The Definition of Criminal Conduct
  • Chapter VII. Formal Criminal Processes: Pretrial Proceedings
  • Chapter VIII. Formal Criminal Processes: Trial Proceedings
  • Chapter IX. Formal Criminal Processes: Sentencing
  • Chapter X. Formal Criminal Processes: Appeal, Postconviction Review, and Problems of Mistakes and Abuses
  • Chapter XI. Formal Criminal Processes: Reform through Labor and Release
  • Bibliography
  • Frontmatter
  • GLOSSARY
  • Index
  • Preface
  • Contents
  • ABBREVIATIONS
  • Introduction
  • Materials
  • Chapter I. The Ideology of the Criminal Law
  • Chapter II. Informal Adjustment and Sanctioning
Control code
654600160
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 706 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674497245
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674497245
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)654600160
Label
The criminal process in the People's Republic of China, 1949-1963 : an introduction, by Jerome Alan Cohen
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 643-658)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter III. The Security Administration Punishment Act
  • Chapter IV. Rehabilitation through Labor
  • Chapter V. Supervised Labor versus Control: The Borderline between Administrative and Criminal Sanctions
  • Chapter VI. The Definition of Criminal Conduct
  • Chapter VII. Formal Criminal Processes: Pretrial Proceedings
  • Chapter VIII. Formal Criminal Processes: Trial Proceedings
  • Chapter IX. Formal Criminal Processes: Sentencing
  • Chapter X. Formal Criminal Processes: Appeal, Postconviction Review, and Problems of Mistakes and Abuses
  • Chapter XI. Formal Criminal Processes: Reform through Labor and Release
  • Bibliography
  • Frontmatter
  • GLOSSARY
  • Index
  • Preface
  • Contents
  • ABBREVIATIONS
  • Introduction
  • Materials
  • Chapter I. The Ideology of the Criminal Law
  • Chapter II. Informal Adjustment and Sanctioning
Control code
654600160
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 706 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674497245
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674497245
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)654600160

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