ASLI Working Paper Series

Publication Title The Circulation of International Legal Terms in East Asia
Publisher Asian Law Institute
Series WPS014
Publication Date Jul 2010
Author/Speaker Han Sang-hee
The purpose of this paper is to find the answer to the question: how did the East Asian countries come to share identical IL terms? For this purpose, the paper compares the IL terms used in the textbooks of the East Asian countries in each period, starting from Martin’s Wanguogongfa(1864), which is regarded as the first IL textbook introduced in East Asia. The paper argues that the real driving force behind the development of identical terms is the two waves of inner circulation of IL works among the East Asian countries during the late 19th and early 20th century.
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