Making Convictions by Law and Making Judgments by Analogy

  • Jinfan Zhang


Making convictions by law and making judgments by analogy were totally contradictory with each other in form; however, they had actually existed in the development of Chinese ancient law and run through the thousands of years of progress of legal system, although there were different emphases for different historical stages. For this reason, the development of the legal system had been restricted by the adjustment and evolution of this contradictory relationship, which had formed the unique tradition of the Chinese law.


Qing Dynasty Penal Code Song Dynasty Ming Dynasty Tang Dynasty 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jinfan Zhang
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  1. 1.China University of Political Science and LawBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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