Analítico de Periódico
Compensation of injuries and homicide in Ming and Qing law / Frédéric Constant
Law and History Review, v.35 n.4 (November 2017), p.977-1016
HISTÓRIA DO DIREITO / China, RESPONSABILIDADE CIVIL, INDEMNIZAÇÃO
Assessment and awarding of compensation to victims of injury and loss are among the main duties performed by courts in many different legal systems. In Western law, it constitutes a central purpose of tort law, which in itself is one of the fundamental branches of law. Did Chinese law have a specific approach to the question of compensation, which singularizes it from other legal systems? From the points of view both of statute law and judicial practice, my primary concern is to investigate whether compensation was granted to victims of injury or death under the Ming and Qing laws.