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Behaving Badly in Early and Medieval China$
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N. Harry Rothschild and Leslie V. Wallace

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780824867812

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824867812.001.0001

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Intransigent and Corrupt Officials in Early Imperial China

Intransigent and Corrupt Officials in Early Imperial China

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(p.70) 4 Intransigent and Corrupt Officials in Early Imperial China
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Behaving Badly in Early and Medieval China
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Anthony J. Barbieri-Low

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824867812.003.0004

This chapter explores the various forms of official intransigence and corruption seen in the early imperial period through an examination of statutes, ordinances, and legal cases excavated from Zhangjiashan 張家山‎ tomb no. 247. It also explores the government countermeasures taken to deter such behavior and the positive measures implemented to recruit more upright officials.

Keywords:   Qin Dynasty, Han Dynasty, bureaucracy, corruption, Bribery, intransigence, legal cases, punishment, recruitment

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