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Intolerable cruelty : marriage, law, and society in early twentieth-century China
AuthorKuo, Margaret [Guo Zhendi 郭貞娣], 1971-
Pub. LocationLanham, MDPublisherRowman & Littlefield
Date2012Phys. Desc.xiii, 237 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
LocationDirector's OfficeCall NumberHQ684.K876 2012
Intolerable cruelty : marriage, law, and society in early twentieth-century China / Margaret Kuo.
Includes bibliographical references and index.

List of tables -- Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Law and the state -- Introduction -- GMD legal exceptionalism : conceptual underpinnings of the republican civil code -- The rise of public opinion : the case of GMD surname legislation -- The process of civil adjudication : marital justice and the republican civil court system -- Law and society -- Spousal abuse : divorce litigation and the emergence of rights consciousness -- Running away : cohabitation litigation and the reconfiguration of husband patriarchy -- Bourgeois affairs : separation and support litigation and injury to reputation -- Natural eunuchs : husband impotence annulment litigation and legal opportunism -- Conclusion -- References -- Glossary -- Index -- About the author.

Subject(s)Marriage--China--History--20th century
Marriage law--China--History--20th century
China--Social life and customs--History--20th century
Rec. TypeBookLanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #17369
ISBN9781442218406 ; 1442218401LCCN2012026587OCLC795177903