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Ta Tsing Leu Lee; Being the Fundamental Laws, and a Selection from the Supplementary Statutes, of the Penal Code of China

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  • Date Published: April 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108045865

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  • The sinologist George Thomas Staunton (1781–1859) learned Chinese as a child and accompanied his father on a trip to China in 1792 where, though the Ambassador's page, he was the only member of the delegation who could speak to the emperor in Chinese. A career in the East India Company's Canton factory followed, and he translated many texts between Chinese and English, including this penal code, published in 1810, which was its first translation into any European language. The 'Fundamental Laws' was the legal code of the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911), and contained more than 1,000 statutes. Staunton organised his translation of a selection of the laws into seven divisions: general, civil, fiscal, ritual (religious), military, criminal and public works. He also includes an appendix with translations of edicts regarding matters such as punishment, making this compendium an invaluable guide to the complex legal regime of the Qing Dynasty.

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    • Date Published: April 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108045865
    • length: 670 pages
    • dimensions: 297 x 210 x 34 mm
    • weight: 1.58kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Translator's preface
    Preliminary matter
    First Division. General Laws:
    1. Preliminary regulations
    Second Division. Civil Laws:
    1. System of government
    2. Conduct of the magistrates
    Third Division. Fiscal Laws:
    1. Enrolment of the People
    2. Lands and tenements
    3. Marriage
    4. Public property
    5. Duties and customs
    6. Private property
    7. Sales and markets
    Fourth Division. Ritual Laws:
    1. Sacred rites
    2. Miscellaneous observances
    Fifth Division. Military Laws:
    1. Protection of the palace
    2. Government of the army
    3. Protection of the frontier
    4. Military horses and cattle
    5. Expresses and public posts
    Sixth Division. Criminal Laws:
    1. Robbery and theft
    2. Homicide
    3. Quarrelling and fighting
    4. Abusive language
    5. Indictments and informations
    6. Bribery and corruption
    7. Forgeries and frauds
    8. Incest and adultery
    9. Miscellaneous offences
    10. Arrests and escapes
    11. Imprisonment, judgment and execution
    Seventh Division. Laws Relative to Public Works:
    1. Public buildings
    2. Public ways
    Appendix.

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    George Thomas Staunton

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