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SURVEY OF CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN CHINA

Yen, Hawkling L.


Item #: 13168

Pages: 136p.
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2005.

Series: COLUMBIA STUDIES IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
Subjects: CHINESE LAW, POLITICAL SCIENCE, PUBLIC LAW & POLICY

Published at the beginning of China's modern era, whichfollowed the creation of the Chinese Republic in 1911 andthe abdication of the last emperor in 1912, Yen reviewssignificant turning points in the long history of thenation's constitutional history. This is complemented by aparallel history of public law. A student of Charles A.Beard, Yen shares his mentor's sensitivity to the decisiveinfluence of socio-political factors. The final chapter,"Movement For a Written Constitution (1905-1910)" isespecially interesting as a sophisticated contemporaryaccount by Chinese legal historian. Originally published asVolume XL, Number 1 in Columbia's series Studies in History,Economics and Public Law.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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