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Ornate red and ivory wall decoration, with plaque and symbols

Supreme Court of China, 99 Years Ago

Posted by: Laney Zhang

While looking through the Law Library of Congress’s collection of a set of valuable Chinese judicial gazettes from the Minguo (or Republican) Period (1912-1949), I came across a picture of the Supreme Court (da li yuan) of China that was taken in 1913, ninety-nine years ago. So what functions did these nine men in the …