|Minggong shupan qingming ji 名公書判清明集|
|Minggong shupan qingming ji 名公書判清明集 / Zhongguo shehui kexueyuan lishi yanjiusuo Song-Liao-Jin-Yuan shi yanjiushi dianjiao 中國社會科學院歷史研究所宋遼金元史研究室點校.|
Colophon title also in pinyin: Minggong shupan qingming ji.
" ... Several collections of [legal] cases survive from the Song. They were intended to provide examples to assist county magistrates in reaching judicial decisions. The Minggong shupan qingmingji 名公書判淸明集 (1260-65) was only rediscovered in the 1980’s.* It contains a wealth of socioeconomic detail in the form of judgments and cases. It has been described as the most important new source on the Southern Song to have been found in the last century. About half the collection has been translated into English.** Cf. Wilkinson, Chinese history, a manual, p. 545; 545 n.18-19.
* Minggong shupan qingmingji (Collection of enlightened judgments by celebrated judges), 14 juan, 1260-65 ...replaces earlier photoreprint of a 1 juan fragment of a Song edition reprinted by the Koten kenkyūkai in 1964.
** The Enlightened Judgments: Ch’ing-ming Chi: The Sung Dynasty Collection, Brian E. McKnight and James T.C. Liu, trs., SUNY, 1999.