Eugenia Lean

in Public Passions

Published by University of California Press

Published in print April 2007 | ISBN: 9780520247185
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520932678 | DOI:

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This chapter addresses some of the major historiographical and theoretical issues that this study of Shi Jianqiao engages. First, by examining public sympathy in this case, it readdresses the public-sphere debate in the field of modern Chinese history. As an in-depth examination of a high-profile assassination case, this book extends the understanding of the culture of violence in the Republican era and explores how cases such as Shi Jianqiao's killing of ex-warlord Sun Chuanfang mediated debates over the role of ethical violence in modern justice.

Keywords: modern Chinese history; Shi Jianqiao; assassination case; Sun Chuanfang; ethical violence; modern justice

Chapter.  8212 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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