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Unless otherwise specified, the descriptions of sources in this section are extracted from Pierre-Etienne Will and collaborators,Official Handbooks and Anthologies of Imperial China: A Descriptive and Critical Bibliography (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming).
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Title[Xingbu tiding] Yanshi tu 刑部題定驗屍圖 [Plates for Examing Corpses, as Established by the Ministry of Justice]
Topic4.2 Magistrates handbooks: Handbooks for legal experts
Historical periodEarly Qing (1644-1796)
CountryChinese
AuthorAnonymous
Publication typeWoodblock
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A separate ed. of the officially sanctionned ed. of the plates representing a corpse (front and back) appended to most eds. of Xiyuan lu (q.v.), followed by the checklist of lethal and non-lethal spots to fill by the magistrate based on the coroner’s observations and send to the higher authorities. This particular copy was filled by the acting magistrate of Ruzhou independent department 汝州直隸州 (Henan); the coroner (仵作) was a certain Sun Yaozong 孫耀宗, and the victim was a nine-year old boy named Liu Wanbang 劉萬邦, who had been wounded by a blade in two places, one lethal. The seal of Ruzhou has been affixed to each joint between two folios.

SubjectLaw
LanguageChinese
Call Numberoki B3891600
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