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Based on field surveys conducted in Guangxi, Zhejiang, Guizhou, Gansu, Hubei and Hunan, this book uses case studies to provide a comprehensive description of the customary laws in the social life of contemporary China, such as those for village elders, elections, group gatherings, sacrificial rituals, clans, forest protection, interactions, mutual aids, real rights, transactions, engagements, marriages, family separations, burials, celebrations and mediation. It is a comprehensive presentation of the customary laws of group life, civil life, dispute settlement and protection in contemporary China, and a detailed discussion on the meaning and value of the law in life. Supplemented with pictures, this book is concisely written, with rich content and detailed information.

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