Comparative Workshop on Legal Transformations in 19th and early 20th Century Japan, China, and the Ottoman Empire
The research group Translations and Transitions had an in-person workshop in Vienna after the 2019 in-person meeting. The workshop brought together experts from various countries. Some participants participated for the third time, while there were also new voices.
The exchange between Japanese, Chinese, and Ottoman legal history revealed that comparative legal history is a fruitful line of inquiry for understanding the interconnectedness between various legal cultures. The comparative exchange between the scholars ranged from minor issues of law to major subjects such as the relationship between capitalism and law. In addition to regular exchanges in the group and cooperation partners, some network members started to create further research and collaborate based on the group's network.