Cases of Imperial Rescript in Qing Dynasty
By Bai Hua  Publisher: China Democracy and Legal system Publishing House
Paper Back
2022-07-01 | ISBN: 978-7-5162-2839-5
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This book recreates the twists and turns of cases in the Qing Dynasty in plain language and analyzes the imperial rescripts for the cases, providing not only an overview of history, but also a detailed insight into the social life and culture of the time. The number of cases with written reply by the emperor during the Qing Dynasty is considerable, even if the historical records are incomplete. Representative cases included in this book are conducive for readers to understand history, although they might be selected out of the author's personal preference and their judgment were subject to institutional and historical limitations. The book represents how emperors adjudicated cases based on reason, law and common sense, so as to enhance the people's awareness of the need to abide by the law.