Executing Extraterritoriality

Pär Kristoffer Cassel

in Grounds of Judgment

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199792054
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199932573 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in International History

Executing Extraterritoriality

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Analyzing a series of criminal cases in China and Japan, this chapter demonstrates that the Sino-Japanese “Treaty of Tianjin” amounted to an extension of the Qing legal order into Japan. While Qing statesmen were quite successful in exporting their understanding of consular jurisdiction into Japan, they were not particularly impressed with contemporary Japanese legal reforms, which were designed to convince the Western treaty powers to abolish consular jurisdiction in Japan. The Japanese authorities, on their hand, resolved to circumvent their obligations to China under the “Treaty of Tianjin,” by skillful use of international law and Western criminal procedure.

Keywords: consular jurisdiction; international law; Treaty of Tianjin

Chapter.  14616 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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