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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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TitleShouhe riji 守禾日紀[A Day-by-Day Account of Administering Jiaxing)
Topic4.2 Magistrates handbooks: Handbooks for legal experts
Historical periodEarly Qing (1644-1796)
Reprint (year of)1740
AuthorLu chongxing 盧崇興
CollectionLidai panli pandu 歷代判例判牘
Number of volume9
Place of publication北京
Publication typePrint

An extremely informative collection of administrative pieces composed  during the years 1675-78 while the author was prefect of Jiaxing  嘉興  (Zhejiang) (anciently Jiahe  嘉禾 Commandery), a place described repeatedly in the work as difficult to govern because of its position at a crossroads, of its heavy fiscal burden, and of the unruliness of its inhabitants. The work ismeant to exemplify the efforts of a highly devoted and active official in this sort of environment. J. 4-6 consist of 188 judicial sentences (yanyu  讞語), some of them fairly extensive, concerning cases both criminal and civil. The documents quoted in the work are not dated. Lu Zhuo, the author‟s grandson, was governor of Zhejiang when he wrote his postface  for a new engraving of the work. The latter had been transmitted to him by his father, also an official. In the 1788 ed. various documents related to Lu Chongxing‟s admission to the temple of eminent statesmen (入名宦祀) in 1740 have been appended at the end. [phtc. en entier version Oki] 

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