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Public Law, Private Practice: Politics, Profit, and the Legal Profession in Nineteenth-Century Japan

Darryl E. Flaherty
Format
Book
Published
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Asia Center, 2013.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press.
Language
English
Series
Harvard East Asian monographs
ISBN
9780674066779 (hardcover : alk. paper), 0674066774 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Summary
"Traces the transition of law regimes from Edo to Meiji, showing how the legal profession emerged as a force for change in modern Japan and highlights its lasting contributions in founding private universities, political parties, and a national association of lawyers that contributed to legal reform during the twentieth century"--Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • Overcoming ambivalence : legal practice and the transformation of Tokugawa law, 1615-1868
  • The fluid morality of early Meiji legal practice : processes and practitioners
  • High-minded legal associations, societies, and journals : putting law and politics before the public
  • The possibilities and limits of politics : legal advocates and the formation of political parties
  • Working within the state : institutionalization of interest and the making of a profession.
Description
x, 322 pages ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Statement
Harvard East Asian monographs ; 348
Harvard East Asian monographs 348
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