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Korea (RoK) : legal resources: Legal history

Subjects: Law - Foreign Law

Korean legal history

1392- 1910 Choson Korea 

King T’aejo unified Korea. He & his dynasty adapted the Chinese model of statutes (administrative rules) and criminal code. Confucian, Neo-Confucian (late 14th century) and Buddhist philosophy were underlying influences

1910 - 1940s Colonial rule by Japan

Japan's rule brought with it the influence of the German tradition of Roman law.

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