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Law in Early China

490B
Subject: 
HISTORY

This course studies the role of law in early China. It examines both evidence transmitted in received sources and newly excavated legal materials. It will consider law from several approaches, including the role of language, the background in emotions and group sentiments, the links to honor and shame, its role in establishing a public realm and forms of group membership, and its links to defining the nature of both the ruler and the philosophical sage.

Course ID: 
220 250
Grading: 
Letter (ABCD/NP)