The book ‘Back from the Dead,’ written by a legal scholar who is also a novelist, reflects on wrongful convictions and changing views of the death penalty in China
He Jiahong, who studied law to impress a girl's parents after the Cultural Revolution – a time, he says, when "there was no law," – has written numerous crime fictions that tell stories of miscarriages of justice. His latest book explores how recently, "more and more people in China think the death penalty is not natural," with both government and the public favoring restraint in the practice.
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