The 1920s and 1930s saw discussions of Chinese legal discourse shift from being premised on the rule of law to an increasing acceptance of authoritarian government. Prominent intellectuals like Hu Shih demonstrated this shift via their writings in the respective time periods. While the years preceding the late 1920s did not witness widespread rule of law in China, the Guomindang’s rise to power put the nail in the coffin for any sort of democratic government, subordinate to the law, ruling China.
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"A Question of Law: The Chinese Legal Discourse under the Guomindang in the 1920s and 1930s,"
Armstrong Undergraduate Journal of History: Vol. 11
, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/aujh/vol11/iss2/5