IIAS Newsletter 47 Spring 2008

Colonial courts and custom: comparative reflections on customary law and colonial modernity in Korea

Marie Seong-Hak KIM

Recent scholarship has witnessed an increasing interest in colonial customary law. Law has traditionally been seen in colonial history as an instrument of imperial domination, but the boundaries of investigations have expanded significantly as scholars examined how legal and social customs of the indigenous societies underwent changes under colonial rule.

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