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'Justice Without Retribution: Chinese Concepts of Punishment' at University Center Room 225

Monday, 02 December, 2013

When we think about justice, we often think about retribution, about a process that makes someone who has done wrong pay for what he or she did.  This might seem like a natural way to conceive of legal penalties but in "Justice Without Retribution: Chinese Concepts of Punishment," Itaru Tomiya explores a fundamentally different understanding of the function of these processes. In early China, revenge was separate from legal justice, and was instead a matter of ritual. By examining premodern Chinese practices, this talk invites us to reconsider the position of retribution in the law.

Cost

Free

Venue

University Center Room 225
1502 West Cumberland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37996

Event Contact

Charles Sanft

Phone: 865-974-5556

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