Law and Legislation on Land, Debt, and Marriage

Linxia Liang

in Delivering Justice in Qing China

Published by British Academy

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780197263990
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734373 | DOI:

Series: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs

Law and Legislation on Land, Debt, and Marriage

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This chapter discusses the sources that are used for solving civil cases. It looks at the active role of legislation in meeting and shaping changing situations. It attempts to answer what were the relevant laws on land, debt, and marriage. The chapter also presents an argument that the relevant law was systematized under the Qing in its context and applicability to solve disputes.

Keywords: sources; civil cases; legislation; changing situations; relevant laws; land; debt; marriage; systematization

Chapter.  18497 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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