Publication of Longquan Judicial Archives, a major project of the State Publishing Fund
Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, 15 Nov (Reporter Shi Jingnan) A major project of the National Publishing Fund, "selection and compilation of Longquan Judicial Archives," which lasted 12 years and totaled 96 volumes, has been published by Zhonghua Book Company a few days ago.
The selected Longquan Judicial Archives was compiled by the compilation and Research Center of Local Historical documents of Zhejiang University and the Archives Bureau of Longquan City of Zhejiang Province, and was included in the judicial archives from the late Qing Dynasty to the Republic of China hidden in Longquan area of Zhejiang Province. It is a great achievement in the arrangement of archives and documents in the late Qing Dynasty and the Republic of China.
Longquan judicial archives are now preserved in the Longquan City Archives of Zhejiang Province, with a total of 17333 files, more than 880000 pages, from the first year of Xianfeng to 1949, spanning nearly a hundred years of history, recording more than 20, 000 litigation cases. At present, it is the most complete and the largest number of local judicial files in the period of the Republic of China.
The selected compilation of Longquan Judicial Archives selects typical cases from all cases, divided into five series according to the age, and compiles 343 cases, covering about 1084 files and 26528 files, centralizing the essence of each stage of Longquan judicial archives. Each series embodies the characteristics of different historical stages.
At a publishing forum jointly organized by Zhonghua Book Company, Zhejiang University and Longquan Archives in Beijing on the 15th, experts said that Longquan judicial archives are precious archival historical materials in the fields of China's legal history, social history, and regional history. It has unique academic value and social value. The selected edition and publication is of great significance for domestic and foreign scholars to study the law and even the society, humanities and folk customs from the late Qing Dynasty to the Republic of China.