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TitleFengxing lu 風行錄
Short titleA Record of Extending One’s Virtue
Topic2.1 Judicial cases: general casebooks
Historical periodEarly Qing (1644-1796)
Reprint (year of)2005
AuthorZhang Wuwei 張五緯
CollectionLidai panli pandu 歷代判例判牘
Number of volume8
Place of publication北京
Publication typePrint

Administrative papers from the incumbencies of the author as prefect of Yuezhou 岳州  (from the 6th month, 1799,  j. 1-2), Changsha 長沙  (from 7th month, 1800,  j. 3), and Hengzhou  衡州  (from 8th month, 1801, j. 4-5), all in Hunan. The title at the beginning of the chapters is Jingyang Zhang gong liren Yue Chang Heng sanjun fengxing lu 涇陽張公歷任岳長衡三郡風行錄.  The documents  include directives to subordinate officials and proclamations and prohibitions to the gentry and people, some on standard topics like gambling, killing buffaloes, instigating lawsuits, or illegalities at local xaminations; others are more specific  to the environment of the watery and highly commercial Hunan lowlands  and contain  rich etail  on  taxes and tribute, tenant rent deliquency,  commerce  and brokerage, ports and transportation, boat administration and “saving boats”, bandit lairs near  the creeks and lakes, prohibition of rice exports and encouragement of charity by the rich in years of bad harvest, and more. The last 14 entries of j. 5 are responses to complaints (cipi  詞批), several of which deal with commercial matters or abuses  in  fiscal administration. The entire text provides a rich description of the economy and society of the region  at the turn of  the nineteenth century, as well as of the efforts of an activist dministrator to reform bad practices.The xuji, in 2 j., introduces similar materials corresponding to the author‟s stints as prefect of Yuezhou and Changsha. (phtgr. tables et extrait suicide) 

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