Crime And Punishment In Ancient China: The T'ang-yin-pi-shih

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Presents a record of 144 criminal and civil court cases, judged in courts of ancient China, spanning a period of some 1,400 years of country's history from around 300 BCE. The T'ang-Yin-Pi-Shih' is a record of 144 criminal and civil court cases, judged in the courts of ancient China, spanning a period of some 1,400 years of the country's history from around 300 BCE. During this period, China's judiciary was chosen from among the ranks of the country's scholar-officials, who, dispatched to various parts of the Empire often with little or no prior training in the legal'