Realms of Freedom in Modern China (The Making of Modern Freedom)

By: Kirby, William C.

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The fifteenth and final volume of the series "The Making of Modern Freedom," this book explores a variety of issues surrounding questions of human rights and freedom in China. The chapters suggest very significant realms of freedom, with or without the protection of law, in the personal, social, and economic lives of people in China before the twentieth century. This was recognized, and partly codified, in the early twentieth century, when legal experts sought to establish a republic of laws and limits. The process of legal reform, however, would be placed firmly in the service of strengthening the post-imperial Chinese nation-state, culminating after 1949 in despotism unparalleled in Chinese history. Nevertheless, the last decades of the twentieth century and the first years of our own would witness a slow, steady, but unmistakable reassertion of realms of personal and communal autonomy that show, even in an era of strong states, at least the prospect of institutionalized freedoms.

Title: Realms of Freedom in Modern China (The Making of Modern Freedom)

Author Name: Kirby, William C.

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Publisher: Stanford University Press:

ISBN Number: 080475232X

ISBN Number 13: 9780804752329

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z080475232XZ2

Description: 080475232X Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear and a remainder mark to one edge - NICE