Cases and Judicial Decisions Concerning 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

Cases and Judicial Decisions Concerning Marriage

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This chapter discusses some aspects of the codified rules that govern marriage. The discussion turns to the decisions of the magistrate's court to see how these rules were applied. The chapter also discusses three types of case in detail: divorce, a widow's remarriage, and breaking the marriage contract.

Keywords: codified rules; marriage; divorce; widows; remarriage; marriage contracts

Chapter.  10281 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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