|The Sacred Edict of K'ang Hsi : with a translation of the colloquial rendering / by F. W. Baller.|
Chinese text and translation of Wang Youpu's colloquial version of the Sacred Edict; text of the Yongzheng version with the original preface is appended. (p. 182-211)
".... originally sixteen maxims of the Emperor Kang-hsi, each containing words issued as a Hortatory Edict in 1670. In 1724 Yong-cheng republished the Edict in an enlarged form. Wang-iu-puh...rendered this Exposition into colloquial..."--p. iii.
Topics: Duty and subordination, clan relationships and harmony, keeping the peace, farming and mulberry culture, thrift and economy, schools and academies, heretical sects, laws and penalties, courteousness, abiding in one's vocation, education of the young, prevention of false accusations, sheltering deserters, payment of taxes, wards and tithings, making up quarrels.