Proclamations (shiyu 示諭) (j. 1) and judicial sentences (pandu 判牘) (j. 2-6) composed by the author, said to have been an outstanding judge, when he was magistrate at Taihe 泰和, Xingguo 興國 and Poyang 鄱陽 (Jiangxi). The preface insists that Shen was an exemplar of how “loyalty and trust” (zhongxin 忠信) translates into “lucid decisions” (mingjue 明決). The 23 roclamations concern subjects like yamen security and the magistrate‟s integrity, literati behavior, tax payments, lawsuits, flood control in the polder area around Poyang Lake, and famine relief; they are dated by the year and month and cover a period from 1843 to 1850. The contents of the 135 judicial “affairs” (shi 事), which consist largely of civilian cases, are indicated by the titles listed in the table of contents. The work was edited and published posthumously. After j. 6 there are two texts of 1853 by one Xia Xie夏燮 on the death of a certain Li Zizhai 李資齋, magistrate of Leping 樂平, who was massacred with his family by the Taiping together with Shen Yanqing earlier that same year.