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Kuo, Margaret, 1971-
Intolerable cruelty : marriage, law, and society in early twentieth-century China / Margaret Kuo
Alternate Title Marriage, law, and society in early twentieth-century China
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2012
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 3rd Floor  HQ684 .K876 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Marriage -- China -- History -- 20th century
Marriage law -- China -- History -- 20th century
Subject China -- Social life and customs -- History -- 20th century
Subject(s) Women -- China -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Physical Description xiii, 237 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-215) and index
Contents 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

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