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Ancient Chinese Legal Culture, History of Legal Thoughts, Philosophy of Law
Submission Deadline: Oct. 20, 2019

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Ping Li
School of Law, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
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This special issue will focus on traditional Chinese legal culture. Including the evolution of early Chinese law and its interaction with society; Modern interpretation of the legal concepts and theories of the main thinkers of the axial age and the classical documents; The interaction between early law and political culture; Rule of ethics, virtue and rule of law; And so on. The core problem is to clarify: the true form of ancient Chinese legal culture; the philosophical basis of Chinese traditional legal thought; how laws in Chinese society are applied to social governance; how to view and use Chinese traditional legal culture nowadays.

Aims and Scope:

  1. Law
  2. Pre-Qin
  3. Tao
  4. Governmentality
  5. Legal thought
  6. Political philosophy
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