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    Law and Order in Sung China: The Social History of British Anthropology, 1885-1945 (Cambridge Studies in Chinese History, Literature and Institu) (Hardback) By (author) Brian E. McKnight, Series edited by Patrick Hannan, Series edited by Denis Twitchett

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    DescriptionThis study examines law enforcement within the context of Sung society. Professor McKnight shows that the group of criminals who were the core of the habitual criminal group in Sung China were young unattached males with few lifeskills. What became of the criminal after capture and conviction is also an important aspect of this study, which addresses basic questions in Chinese punishment. This work is the first comprehensive study of law enforcement in traditional China. The depth and rigour to which the subject is treated would make it most appropriate for scholars in legal history and East Asian studies.

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    Law and Order in Sung China
    The Social History of British Anthropology, 1885-1945
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Brian E. McKnight, Series edited by Patrick Hannan, Series edited by Denis Twitchett
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 576
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 1,012 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521411219
    ISBN 10: 0521411211

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
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    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
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    LC classification: GN308.3.G7 K85 1991
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    DC20: 363.2095109021
    DC22: 363.20951090
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    DC22: 363.2/0951/09021
    LC classification: HV8260.A2 M35 1992
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    Thema V1.0: NHF, JKV
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    7 tables, 15 line drawings, 14 maps
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    Publication date
    30 October 1992
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    Table of contents
    List of figures, maps and tables; Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. The historical context; 3. Crimes and criminals; 4. Informal and semiformal agencies of law enforcement; 5. Formal civil agencies of law enforcement; 6. The role of the military in law enforcement; 7. Supervision of law enforcement - the role of the intendants; 8. Personnel selection; 9. Urban crime and urban security; 10. The Sung penal system; 11. Jails and jailers in the Sung; 12. Penal registration; 13. The death penalty; 14. Modifications of penalties; 15. Conclusion; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.