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The English Rule of Law Ideal through Architecture and Symbolism

“Surpass all other structures in durability”: The English Rule of Law Ideal through the Architecture and Symbolism of the Former Supreme Court/ Legislative Council Building of Hong Kong
This was a presentation delivered in the symposium entitled "Legal Transplant: Technicalities, Language and Culture", co-sponsored by the Law and Society Focus Area, HKIAPS Chinese Law Programme, and the Universities Service Center for China Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, as well as the Clarke Program in East Asian Culture and Law, Cornell University, on December 7-8, 2011 at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Law is produced and reproduced in a context.  But the physical/ built aspect of this context is usually neglected.  This is a project about law and space, law and symbolism/ images.  It is about how images are being created and used and how meanings are being produced and reproduced.  I must say that this presentation is only a start and I have only done some preliminary …