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The Death Penalty In China: Policy, Practice, and Reform

Bin Liang and Hong Lu


Featuring experts from Europe, Australia, Japan, China, and the United States, this collection of essays follows changes in the theory and policy of China’s death penalty from the Mao era (1949–1979) through the Deng era (1980–1997) up to the present day. Using empirical data, such as capital offender and offense profiles, temporal and regional variations in capital punishment, and the impact of social media on public opinion and reform, contributors relay both the character of China’s death penalty practices and the incremental changes that indicate reform. They then compare the Chinese exper ... More

Keywords: Death penalty, Capital punishment, Abolition, Reform, politicization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231170079
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231170079.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bin Liang, editor
Oklahoma State University-Tulsa

Hong Lu, editor