Inauthentic Sovereignty: Law and Legal Institutions in Manchukuo

  title={Inauthentic Sovereignty: Law and Legal Institutions in Manchukuo},
  author={Thomas David DuBois},
  journal={The Journal of Asian Studies},
  pages={749 - 770}
  • T. DuBois
  • Published 27 July 2010
  • Law, History
  • The Journal of Asian Studies
Although Manchukuo is easily dismissed as a puppet of Japan, at the time of its founding, it was one of many examples of a partially sovereign state. Specific compromises of Manchukuo's sovereignty shaped the formation of its domestic institutions, such as the legal sphere, in tangible ways. Manchukuo handed over to Japan the power to staff and ideologically mold its judiciary, while the tutelary attitude that Japan took toward the state was concretely manifested in aspects of Manchukuo penal… 

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