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Trial of ModernityJudicial Reform in Early Twentieth-Century China, 1901-1937$
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Xiaoqun Xu

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780804755863

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804755863.001.0001

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The Praxis of Petition and the Economy of False Accusation

The Praxis of Petition and the Economy of False Accusation

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(p.302) Chapter 10 The Praxis of Petition and the Economy of False Accusation
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Trial of Modernity
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804755863.003.0011

This chapter examines petition-writing and official responses to petitions. It sheds light on how and where the judicial system created by the reform did and did not work. The chapter demonstrates the way in which petitions were handled by various state institutions, which opened up another layer of the interwoven institutional relationships and complex interactions between the judicial and administrative fields.

Keywords:   petition-writing, petitions, judicial system, reform

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