Thursday, March 17, 2016

Kim, ed., "The Spirit of Korean Law: Korean Legal History in Context"

New from Brill Nijhoff: The Spirit of Korean Law: Korean Legal History in Context, edited by Marie Seong-Hak Kim (St. Cloud State University). A description from the Press:

This is the first book on Korean legal history in English written by a group of leading scholars from around the world. The chapters set forth the developments of Korean law from the Chosŏn to colonial and modern periods through the examination of codified laws, legal theories and practices, and jurisprudence. The contributors’ shared premise is that the evolution of Korean law can be best understood when viewed in terms of its interactions with outside laws. Each chapter integrates literature in Korean, Japanese, Chinese, and Western languages into comprehensive analyses to make up-to-date research available to readers both inside and outside Korea. This volume provides a solid framework from which to approach Korean legal history in the perspective of comparative legal traditions.
More information, including the TOC, is available here.

Hat tip: LSA Law & History CRN