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Capital punishment in East Asia / edited by Itaru Tomiya.


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English, Chinese, Japanese. Chiefly English with some Chinese and Japanese.
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Kyoto, Japan : Kyoto University Press ; Portland, Or. : USA and Canada [distributor], International Specialized Book Services, 2012.
  • Book
  • viii, 529 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
  • Introduction / Itaru Tomiya
  • The transition from the ultimate mutilation to the death penalty : a study on capital punishment from the Han to the Tang / Itaru Tomiya
  • The death penalty and legal culture in early modern China / Shigeki Iwai
  • "Scions of wealthy families do not die in the marketplace" : death penalty and hyosu punishment in Seventeenth and Eighteenth century Chosôn Korea / Anders Karlsson
  • Virtuous murders? : Notes on the history of state sanctioned violence in Han China / Bengt Pettersson
  • The emperor's power and capital punishment during the Wei-Jin Period : with consideration of execution as a superjudicial sanction toward the end of the Western Jin as an example / Ryuichi Kogachi
  • Death by royal favor : an analysis of punishment in the literati purges and conflicts of the Joseon Dynasty / Takeshi Yagi
  • Capital punishment in East Asia : images of capital punishment and violence in early illustrated histories of China / Oliver Moore
  • The social history of capital punishment in Japan : comparing early modern and modern Japan with the West / Takao Ito
  • The establishment and improvement of laws on capital punishment in modern China / Zhou Dongping
  • East Asia and the landscape of the death penalty : the comparative sociology of the image of capital punishment / Hiroo Fujita
  • Capital punishment in ancient India : an analysis of punishments in Sanskrit texts / Akihiko Akamatsu
  • Muluki Ain : the Nepalese legal code and capital punishment / Håkan Wahlquist
  • Capital punishment and early Korean legal traditions / Staffan Rosén
  • Conclusion remark: Standing at a fork in the road : for or against capital punishment / Itaru Tomiya.

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