Unité des études chinoises

Annonce de colloque

Judicial Cases in East Asia in the 18th and 19th Centuries

Friday 3 March 2017
Room B111, Uni-Bastions

Colloque organisé par Laure Zhang avec la collaboration de Samuel Guex, Jérôme Bourgon et Luca Gabbiani.

Toute personne intéressée est la bienvenue.


The value of the case study approach is well recognized in the fields of law and legal studies because it allows in-depth, multi-faceted explorations of complex issues in their real-life settings. The objective of this workshop is to read and study some judicial cases in East Asia in the 18th and 19th centuries, in order to highlight different socio-cultural, political and legal significations in the late imperial China, Chosŏn Korea and 19th century Japan. A particular focus will be on the dynamics of law applications in the light of these cases and from a comparative perspective.




Opening speech: Nicolas Zufferey, University of Geneva



Panel 1: Legal Liability and Social Status in the Qing Empire   

Moderator: Laure Zhang, University of Geneva


Guan Xiaojing, Institute of Manchu Studies, Beijing Academy of Social Sciences: The Legal and Social Status of "Booi aha"--Based on a Child Sodomy Case in Qianlong Regime

John Chaney, University of Geneva: La carrière criminelle de Tuketan, membre du clan impérial 




Panel 2:  Sexual Crimes in 19th Century Korea    

Moderator: Pierre-Emmanuel Roux, Paris Diderot University


Kang Hyejong, University of Yonsei, Seoul: Illicit Sex and Murder in the 19th Century Chosŏn: Two Cases of Women Killing Their Husbands with Adulterous Men in 1866


Noe Jeehyun, Inalco, Paris: A Strange Case of Death by Burning, Presented by Chŏng Yagyong (1762-1836) in the Hŭmhŭmsinsŏ 欽欽新書


  Lunch break


Panel 3:  "Non-marital Abortion" and "Marriage between Persons of the Same Name" in Japan and China in the 18th and 19th Centuries

Moderator:  Luca Gabbiani, School of the Far East, Paris

Isabelle Konuma, Inalco, Paris: L'avortement en cas de relation non maritale (kantsû) : l'interprétation de l'article 198 du Kaitei ritsurei (1873) par la Haute Cour de Justice (1880) 


Frédéric Constant, Paris Nanterre University: Mariage entre personnes de même nom et responsabilité pénale pour coups et blessures



16:10- 17:00

Round Table

Moderator: Jérôme Bourgon (IAO, Lyon)