The Magistrate’s Actions in Approaching a Resolution

Linxia Liang

in Delivering Justice in Qing China

Published by British Academy

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780197263990
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734373 | DOI:

Series: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs

The Magistrate’s Actions in Approaching a Resolution

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This chapter discusses the actions a magistrate might perform in order to approach a resolution. It studies the concept of piao, which are orders issued usually to the runners as an authority to carry out certain actions ordered by the magistrates. Those responsible for carrying out the piao are then required to submit a report, which is discussed in the next section. The chapter studies closing cases without further hearing. This is done only when the two parties have solved their differences and have become on good terms during the investigation. The trial list, statements and bonds of confirmation, and the decisions by the magistrate are also examined in detail. Several cases are presented in the chapter as well.

Keywords: piao; resolution; magistrates; closing cases; trial list; statements; bonds of confirmation; decisions

Chapter.  12218 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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