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a| Katz, Paul R., d| 1961- =| ^A1210107
a| Divine justice : b| religion and the development of Chinese legal culture / c| Paul R. Katz.
a| London ; a| New York : b| Routledge, c| 2009.
a| xiii, 224 p. : b| ill. ; c| 24 cm.
a| Academia Sinica on East Asia
a| Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-218) and index.
a| The development of the judicial underworld -- The judicial continuum -- Oaths and chicken-beheading rituals -- Indictment rituals -- Trials of the insane and dressing as a criminal -- Judicial rituals in Asian colonial and immigrant history -- Judicial rituals in modern Taiwan -- Case study.
a| Customary law z| China x| History. =| ^A1009632
a| Religion and law z| China x| History. =| ^A1055581
a| Justice, Administration of z| China x| History. =| ^A2384890
a| Rites and ceremonies z| China x| History. =| ^A2543684
a| China x| Religious life and customs. =| ^A2109007
a| Academia Sinica on East Asia. =| ^A2169580
a| DATE CATALOGED b| 20090528
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a| IntroductionChapter 1 -- The Development of the Judicial Underworld: A Comparative Perspective Background Chapter 2 -- The Judicial Continuum Chapter 3 -- Oaths and Chicken-beheading Rituals Chapter 4 -- Indictment Rituals Chapter 5 -- Trials of the Insane and Dressing as a Criminal Chapter 6 -- Judicial Rituals in Asian Colonial and Immigrant History Chapter 7 -- Judicial Rituals in Modern Taiwan Chapter 8 -- Case Study: The Dizang Abbey Conclusion Bibliography. 1| Nielsen x| 9780415443456 x| 20160527
b| This 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-be headings, 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. 1| Nielsen x| 9780415443456 x| 20160527
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