Justice: The China Experience

Flora Sapio, Susan Trevaskes, Sarah Biddulph, Elisa Nesossi

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    Abstract

    Claims about a pursuit of justice weave through all periods of China's modern history. But what do authorities mean when they refer to 'justice' and do Chinese citizens interpret justice in the same way as their leaders? This book explores how certain ideas about justice have come to be dominant in Chinese polity and society and how some conceptions of justice have been rendered more powerful and legitimate than others. This book's focus on 'how' justice works incorporates a concern about the processes that lead to the making, un-making and re-making of distinct conceptions of justice. Investigating the processes and frameworks through which certain ideas about justice have come to the political and social forefront in China today, this innovative work explains how these ideas are articulated through spoken performances and written expression by both the party-state and its citizenry.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationCambridge
    PublisherCambridge University Press
    Number of pages402
    EditionFirst
    ISBN (Print)9781107190429
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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