- Colloque Les lieux de la Loi dans l'empire chinois / Conference : The Places of the Law in the Late Chinese Empire
- From Shuihuidi to Liye Forty years of archeological discoveries and their significance for Chinese History with Robin Yates and Anthony Barbieri-Low
- Séminaire commun Chaire d'histoire de la Chine moderne au Collège de France et projet Legalizing Space in China, 22-23 mai 2014
- Rereading the Qing Code: The Chinese Legal Science in Action
Thursday 18: New Perspectives on Ancient China: Researches on Qin and Han Excavated Texts.
10h-13h: Qin-Han excavated texts reading session lead by Robin Yates and Anthony Barbieri-Low: Zhangjiashan legal documents and Liye administrative documents.
Alain Thote : “Early Chinese Manuscripts Discovered in Tombs: the Case of Rishu 日書”
Marc Kalinowski : “Some remarks on the relationship between the Qin and Han excavated legal texts and daybook text type manuscripts.”
Marianne Bujard : “Rishu within the scope of Qin and Han religion”
Enno Giele : * Qin-Han manuscript letters
Eric Trombert : *Juyan and Dunhuang documents
Arnaud Bertrand : “Excavating the eastern administrative border of Dunhuang imperial commandery during the former Han dynasty”
Friday 19: From Shuihudi to Liye, from law on paper to law in practice?
- “Forms of Legislation during the Qin and Han,” the different types of laws, including statutes, ordinances, precedents, etc., by Robin Yates
- “The Evolution of Statutory Law from the Qin to the Han,” with highlight on some of the continuities from the Qin laws to the Tang Code, by Anthony Barberi-Low.
Afternoon (14-17): discussion, animated by three short presentations
Jérôme Bourgon: From the redemption of punishments to their commutation and abolition: questions about “changes” and “progress” of the Chinese legal system under the Qin and Han dynasty
Frédéric Constant: The “Confucianization of law”, after the toppling of the “cruel Legalist dynasty of Qin”: An outdated historical myth?
Luca Gabbiani: “Contracts” in Chinese history: some remarks and questions.