The Death of Confucianization

SHANGHAI REVIEW OF BOOKS, p. 4, November 2008

2 Pages Posted: 19 Dec 2009

Date Written: November 2, 2008


From the November 2, 2008 "Shanghai Review of Books" ("Shanghai Shuping"), a Chinese language book review of the PRC Chinese edition of Li Zhende's "Gongzhu zhi Si - Ni Suo Bu Zhidao de Zhongguo Falushi" ("The Death of a Princess - The Chinese Legal History You Don't Know") (Beijing: Sanlian Bookstore Press, 2008, 114 pp.) addressing the ongoing validity of Professor Qu Tongzu's theory that the law was "Confucianizated" in imperial Chinese history, and the real autonomy of the law in the modern Chinese world.

Note: Downloadable document is in Chinese.

Keywords: China, law, legal history, Confucian, Legalist, Chinese legal history

JEL Classification: K14, K33, K41, Z00

Suggested Citation

Howson, Nicholas Calcina, The Death of Confucianization (November 2, 2008). SHANGHAI REVIEW OF BOOKS, p. 4, November 2008, Available at SSRN:

Nicholas Calcina Howson (Contact Author)

University of Michigan Law School ( email )

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3234 South Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3091
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