Modern Chinese Legal Reform: New Perspectives

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Xiaobing Li, Qiang Fang
University Press of Kentucky, 2013 - History - 284 pages
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The battle of the Crater is known as one of the Civil War's bloodiest struggles -- a Union loss with combined casualties of 5,000, many of whom were members of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) under Union Brigadier General Edward Ferrero. The battle was a violent clash of forces as Confederate soldiers fought for the first time against African American soldiers. After the Union lost the battle, these black soldiers were captured and subject both to extensive abuse and the threat of being returned to slavery in the South. Yet, despite their heroism and sacrifice, these men are often overlooked in public memory of the war.

In Remembering The Battle of the Crater: War is Murder, Kevin M. Levin addresses the shared recollection of a battle that epitomizes the way Americans have chosen to remember, or in many cases forget, the presence of the USCT. The volume analyzes how the racial component of the war's history was portrayed at various points during the 140 years following its conclusion, illuminating the social changes and challenges experienced by the nation as a whole. Remembering The Battle of the Crater gives the members of the USCT a newfound voice in history.

 

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Contents

Legal Reforms in TwentiethCentury China
1
1 Chinese Media and the Rule of Law
27
2 Deviation in Legal Practice
59
3 The Dragons Tale
83
4 In Transformation toward SocioLegality with Chinese Characteristics
111
5 Labor Law Reforms
131
6 Adaptation to WTO Standards
151
7 The Death Penalty for Economic Crimes in Reformed China
171
8 Chinas Policies toward Illegal Drugs and Prostitution in the New Era
189
9 Legal Institution Building for the Rule of Law and Human Rights
215
10 Sound Is Better Than Silence
249
Acknowledgments
269
Contributors
271
Index
275
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About the author (2013)

Xiaobing Li is professor of history and director of the Western Pacific Institute at the University of Central Oklahoma and author or coauthor of several books, including Voices from the Vietnam War: Stories from American, Asian, and Russian Veterans.

Qiang Fang is assistant professor of East Asian history at the University of Minnesota--Duluth.

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