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TitleJiangsu shengli 江蘇省例 [Provincial Regulations of Jiangsu]
Topic3.2 Regulations collections: local regulations
Historical periodLate Qing (1797-1911)
AuthorAnonymous
Collection中國古代地方法律文獻 (丙編) Vol. 11, 12, 13
Publication typeWoodblock
CommentRem.: This selection of regulations considered important starts in 1863, the year the Jiangsu provincial capital was recovered from the Taiping. The work is intended for the magistrates of the province to ensure uniformity in implementation. The periods covered by the four instalments are 1863-68, 1869-79, 1880-82, and 1883-89, respectively. However, the sibian has additional fascicles bringing its contents to 1898. The first two instalments have fanli; the second fanli notes that, while certain documents in the first instalment had been somewhat abridged to avoid verbosity, from now on they are reproduced in their entirety (indeed, repetitions and bureaucratic formulas make the entries significantly longer on average). The regulations are arranged by year, with orders circulated (tongchi 通飭) by the provincial treasurer (fanzheng 藩政) coming first, followed by those circulated by the provincial judge (niezheng 臬政), each with a mulu at the beginning of each year. The fanli to the first instalment recalls that the former deal with fiscal matters and personnel management, while the latter concern judicial cases, prisons, and the postal system. In fact there is a certain amount of overlap between the two sections, and a wider array of topics are dealt with (including morality control, as illustrated among others by a list of 122 “pornographic novels” [淫詞小說] and 111 “pornographic libretti” [小本淫詞唱片] to prohibit, promulgated by governor Ding Richang [see under Fu Wu gongdu]). The number of entries per section and per year is highly variable, from one (or even none at all) to twenty or more. Part of the entries are in the form of reports or proposals that have been approved by the higher authorities. Some are simply forwarding orders edicted by the governor or governor-general, or even regulations sent down by the ministry. Others present themselves as proclamations or prohibitions, or procedures (zhangcheng 章程). The central margins feature the word fan or nie, the content of the regulation discussed (as found in the mulu), and the year, making consultation very easy. In general the work provides interesting details on post-Taiping reconstruction in Jiangsu. [phtc. fanli et extraits]
Ed.: *1869 Jiangsu shuju ed. 江蘇書局刊, with xubian 續編 (1875), sanbian 三編 (n.d.), and sibian 四編 (1890). [Columbia]
SubjectLaw
LanguageChinese
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