Law and Custom in Korea: Comparative Legal History by Marie Seong-Hak Kim PDF

By Marie Seong-Hak Kim

This booklet units forth the evolution of Korea's legislations and felony approach from the Chosǒn dynasty during the colonial and postcolonial glossy sessions. this can be the 1st ebook in English that comprehensively experiences Korean felony historical past compared to ecu felony historical past, with specific emphasis on regularly occurring legislation. Korea's passage to Romano-German civil legislation below eastern rule marked a drastic departure from its indigenous felony culture. The transplantation of recent civil legislation in Korea used to be facilitated by means of jap colonial jurists who created a Korean accepted legislation; this developed favourite legislation served as an middleman regime among culture and the calls for of recent legislations. The transformation of Korean legislation by way of the forces of Westernisation issues to new interpretations of colonial background and provides an fascinating case for investigating the unfold of legislation on an international point. In-depth discussions of French widely used legislations and eastern criminal background additionally offer an outstanding conceptual framework appropriate for evaluating ecu and East Asian felony traditions.

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