By: Bau, Mingchien Joshua

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x, 467 pages; Former owner's bookplate on front pastedown and names on ffep, otherwise clean and tight in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front cover. Minor wear to cloth at spine ends, some faint spotting to front board. This is the 1924 Second Edition of this thorough examination of the political and constitutional problems confronting the Chinese nation in the 1920s following the Revolution with conclusions addressing the drafting of a permanent constitution for the Republic of China. At the time China was passing abruptly from monarchical autocracy to repulican constitutionalism without any institutional foundations for the transition. Gripped by the anarchy, militarism, financial collapse and foreign influences following the Revolution, China was facing an unparalleled crisis. In response to the Washington Conference for the establishemnt and maintenance of a stable and effective Chinese government, this work endeavors to study the issues and concludes with a draft of the proposed permanent constitution for China with accomodations for workable government institutions and structure. The eight appendices include important Chinese constitutional documents from the Manchu dynasty to the early 1920s, including Constitutional Documents under the Manchu Regine, The Provisional Constitution, The Constitutional Compact, Memorandum on Government Systems by Dr. Frank J. Goodnow (Constitutional Advisor to the Chinese Government of President Yuan Shih-Kai, Dr. Goodnow's Constitution, The Draft of the National Constitution of 1917, and The Charter of Canton. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings.


Author Name: Bau, Mingchien Joshua

Categories: Political Science, Oriental Studies, Law and Legal History,

Edition: Second Edition

Publisher: Shanghai, Commercial Press, Ltd.: 1924

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo

Seller ID: 41678

Keywords: Republican China Chinese Revolution China in the 1920s Constitutional Law Chinese Government Chinese Constitution Constitutional Law in China