Gunboat Justice (1842–1943), Volume 1: White Man, White Law, White Gun (1842-1900)

Gunboat Justice (1842–1943), Volume 1: White Man, White Law, White Gun (1842-1900) Foreign Gunboats Forced China, Japan And Korea To Open To The Outside World In The Mid Th Century The Treaties Signed Included Rules Forbidding Local Courts From Trying Foreigners Or, Extraterritoriality Britain And The United States Established Consular Courts In All Three Countries And, As Trade Grew, The British Supreme Court For China And Japan And The United States Court For China These Courts For Many Decades OverYears In China Dispensed British And American Justice In The Far East Extraterritoriality Had A Huge Impact, Which Continues To This Day, On How China And Japan View The World This Book Tells Its History Through The Fascinating Cast Of Characters Both On And Before The Bench And The Many Challenging Issues The Courts Faced Including War, Riots, Rebellion, Corruption, Murder, Infidelity, And, Even, A Failed Hanging Doug Clark, A Practicing Lawyer Who Has Lived In China, Japan And Korea For OverYears, Has Trawled Through Dusty Archives Around The World To Bring Back To Life This Long Forgotten Exotic World

Douglas Clark has two intellectual passions East Asian history and law He practises as a lawyer by day and spends the rest of the time his family permits travelling in and reading and writing about Asia His most recent work, Gunboat Justice, allowed him to bring together all the things he loved the most by writing about the fascinating British and American law courts that operated in China and

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  • Paperback
  • 460 pages
  • Gunboat Justice (1842–1943), Volume 1: White Man, White Law, White Gun (1842-1900)
  • Douglas Clark
  • English
  • 10 October 2018
  • 9789888273089

13 thoughts on “Gunboat Justice (1842–1943), Volume 1: White Man, White Law, White Gun (1842-1900)

  1. says:

    I love this book as a great fan of Somerset Maugham s short stories and a legal practitioner It is like reading a Somerset Maugham story, it has the typical flavour of the colonial times and yet full of wisdom and humanity you can find in those real people who lived a live once upon a time As a legal practitioner, I am amazed by a conversation between Judge Hornby and Prince Kung, the Emperor s uncle, in which Prince Kung asked Hornby if he has to obey an order of the Queen or the Ministers The author wrote Hornby replied with an explanation of the Rule of Law which even to this day would not be understood by most mainland Chinese leaders I found it absolutely fascinating

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