Sources on early Chinese law before the Yuelu Academy finds
The Yuelu Academy manuscript collection
The Wei yu deng zhuang manuscripts
The Wei yu deng zhuang in comparison with the Zou yan shu from Zhangjiashan tomb no.
The Wei yu deng zhuang in comparison with other legal texts
In Legal Practice in the Formative Stages of the Chinese Empire, Ulrich Lau and Thies Staack offer a richly annotated English translation of the Wei yu deng zhuang si zhong , a collection of criminal case records from the pre-imperial state of Qin (dating from 246 BC-222 BC) that is part of the manuscripts in the possession of Yuelu Academy. Through an analysis of the collection and a comparison with similar manuscript finds from the Qin and Han periods, the authors shed new light on many aspects of the Qin administration of justice, e.g. criminal investigation, stages of criminal procedure, principles for determining punishment, and interaction of judicial officials on different administrative levels. (source: Nielsen Book Data)