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Civil Law
(3,691 words)

In pre-modern times, China's civil law differed substantially from that of Western countries. It had been created on the basis of other sources, forms, and principles, and regulated property and personal relations. At the turn of the 20th century, the term "civil law" was introd…

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Jian, Mi, “Civil Law”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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