Religion and the Development of Chinese Legal Culture
By (author) Paul R. Katz
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Divine Justice by Paul R. Katz
Book DescriptionThis book considers the ways in which religious beliefs and practices have contributed to the formation of Chinese legal culture. It does so by describing two forms of overlap between religion and the law: the ideology of justice and the performance of judicial rituals. One of the most important conceptual underpinnings of the Chinese ideology of justice is the belief in the inevitability of retribution. Similar values permeate Chinese religious traditions, all of which contend that justice will prevail despite corruption and incompetence among judicial officials in this world and even the underworld, with all wrongdoers eventually suffering some form of punishment. The second form of overlap between religion and the law may be found in the realm of practice, and involves instances when men and women perform judicial rituals like oaths, chicken-beheadings, and underworld indictments in order to enhance the legitimacy of their positions, deal with cases of perceived injustice, and resolve disputes. These rites coexist with other forms of legal practice, including private mediation and the courts, comprising a wide-ranging spectrum of practices Divine Justice will be of enormous interest to scholars of the Chinese legal system and the development of Chinese culture and society more generally.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415443456
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Paul R. Katz
Divine Justice, Paperback (December 2009)
Examines the integral role of religious beliefs and practices in Chinese legal culture.
Religion and the Formation of Taiwanese Identities, Hardback (July 2003)» View all books by Paul R. Katz
Ranging from the local essays to the national level and within the larger Chinese cultural/religious universe, the essays in this volume explore the complex nature of identity/role and the processes of identity formation which have shaped Taiwan's multileveled past and its many faceted present.
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Author Biography - Paul R. Katz
Paul R. Katz is Research Fellow at the Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica in Taiwan.
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