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TitleMing’an yaolüe deng qizhong 命案要略等七種 [Essentials on Homicides and Six Other Essays]
Topic4.2 Magistrates handbooks: Handbooks for legal experts
Historical periodEarly Qing (1644-1796)
CountryChinese
AuthorAnonymous
Publication typeWoodblock
Comment

This ms. written in clear kaishu with punctuation in red is actually composed of ten, not seven, different texts: (1) Important points on homicides”; (2) “Important points on robberies” (盜案要略); (3) “Important points on fugitives” (逃人要略); (4) “General discussion” (總論); (5) “Discussion of homicide cases” (命案論); (6) “Discussion of robbery cases” (盜案論); (7) “Miscellaneous duties” (雜務) ; (8) “Essentials on recently promulgated laws” (新頒律例纂要), in effect an enumeration of statutes and substatutes, sometimes in abridged form; (9) “New deadlines for investigations and arrests” (承審承緝新限); (10) “Selections from the disciplinary regulations for officials” (處分摘錄). (1)-(5) are in ce 1; (6)-(8) are in ce 2; (9) is in ce 3; (10) is in ce 3-4. (1)-(7) have a continuous page-numbering (43 folios in all); the three others have separate page-numbering. The title of each text is indicated in the central margin. The entire collection—three essays, four itemized discussions, and three lists of regulations—amounts to a comprehensive guide to every concrete aspect of the procedure for the different sorts of cases concerned, all the way from the preliminary investigations to writing the final report, emphasizing in particular (in the essays and discussions) the errors and irregularities to avoid, and providing (in the last three items) a convenient inventory of relevant laws and regulations. Some of the chufen regulations are dated, always from the Qianlong reign and down to 1773; it may therefore be assumed that the manuscript dates to the late eighteenth century.

SubjectLaw
LanguageChinese
Call Numberoki B3840100 (1-10)
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Ming'an yaolüe 命案要略.pdf (2.89 Mo)

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Dao'an yaolüe 盜案要略.pdf (3.12 Mo)

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Taoren yaolüe 逃人要略.pdf (2.49 Mo)

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Zonglun 總論.pdf (3.46 Mo)

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Ming'an lun 命案論.pdf (3.34 Mo)

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Dao'an lun 盜案論.pdf (7.89 Mo)

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Zawu 雜務.pdf (3.9 Mo)

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Xinban lüli zuanyao 新頒律例纂要.pdf (11.08 Mo)

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Chengshen chengqi xinxian 承審承緝新限.pdf (2.29 Mo)

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Chufen zhailu 處分摘錄.pdf (26.25 Mo)

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