The Chinese Detective
General Catalog Course Title:
Sophomore Seminar
Terms Offered:
Fall 2016
Course Thread: 
Law & Humanities
Cook, Alexander

An inquiry into traditional Chinese conceptions of law and justice through the eyes of the official detective: the district magistrate. Primary source readings include Chinese detective fiction, moral treatises, legal codes, forensic manuals, and criminal casebooks. All readings are in English translation. There are no prerequisites. This interactive seminar is for freshman and sophomores only. This seminar may be used to satisfy the Arts and Literature or Historical Studies breadth requirement in Letters and Science.

Alexander C. Cook has taught modern Chinese history at UC Berkeley since 2009.

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