The prefs. mention a Cheng’an xinbian chuji 初集 by the same compiler, possibly lost, printed by a certain vice-minister of Personnel Wang 王少宰, from Huating (possibly Wang Huifen 王會汾 [1704-64], who held this position in 1748-49, but was from Wuxi), and widely circulated among specialists, for whom it was an incomparable guide in their judgments. The sponsor of the present compilation was Jiangxi surveillance commissioner Yan Xishen, who had invited Min Wobei as an adviser (the cover-leaf has the mention 西江廉訪使顏濬溪先生鑒定). The years covered (indicated on top of the cover-leaf) are 1756 to 1762. The compilation is organized according to the parts and sections of the Penal Code. The general mulu at the start, which fills two fascicles, lists the cases one by one under the relevant statute (not all statutes are represented). In the body of the work the relevant part and section of the code are indicated in the central margin.