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Justice : the China experience

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  • "Claims about a pursuit of justice weave through all periods of China's modern history. But what do authorities mean when they refer to 'justice' and do Chinese citizens interpret justice in the same way as their leaders? This book explores how certain ideas about justice have come to be dominant in Chinese polity and society and how some conceptions of justice have been rendered more powerful and legitimate than others. This book's focus on 'how' justice works incorporates a concern about the processes that lead to the making, un-making and re-making of distinct conceptions of justice. Investigating the processes and frameworks through which certain ideas about justice have come to the political and social forefront in China today, explains how these ideas are articulated through spoken performances and written expression by both the party-state and its citizenry."--


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Flora Sapio, Susan Trevaskes, Sarah Biddulph, Elisa Nesossi / The expression of justice in China -- Joshua Rosenzweig / State, society, and the justice debate in contemporary China -- Delia Lin / High justice vs low justice : the legacy of Confucian and legalist notions of justice -- Samuli Seppänen / Rawls rejected, ignored, and radicalized : debating procedural justice in China -- Susan Trevaskes / Weaponising the rule of law in China -- Elisa Nesossi / Wrongful conviction : the useful injustice? -- Flora Sapio / 'Rich Sister' Wu Ying, judicial drama and justice -- Ira Belkin / Justice in the PRC : how the Chinese Communist Party has struggled with managing public opinion and the administration of criminal justice in the Internet age -- Eva Pils / Doing justice : traditional and liberal conceptions of political morality in contemporary Chinese advocacy initiatives -- Xin He, Lungang Wang, Yang Su / Perceived justice of migrant workers in China -- Margaret Woo / In search of justice : China's elusive civil litigation reforms -- Sarah Biddulph / Justice at the margins : notions of justice in the punishment of prostitution -- Hualing Fu / Bringing politics back in : access to justice and labor dispute resolution in China -- Flora Sapio, Susan Trevaskes, Sarah Biddulph, Elisa Nesossi / Of ceremonial columns