The Washing Away of Wrongs

Forensic Medicine in Thirteenth-Century China
Volume 1
Sung Tz’u; Translated by Brian E. McKnight
Introduced and translated by Brian E. McKnight
An English translation of the oldest extant book on forensic medicine in the world

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Brian E. McKnight is Department Head and Professor of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona.

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Table of Contents:
  • Chapter I: 1. A List of Laws
  • 2. General Discussion of Inquests: Part One
  • 3. General Discussion of Inuquests: Part Two
  • 4. Miscellaneous Discussion of Doubtful and Difficult Cases: Part One
  • Chapter II: 5. Miscellaneous Discussion of Doubtful and Difficult Cases: Part Two
  • 6. The Initial Inquest
  • 7. The Re-inquest
  • 8. The Examination of Corpses
  • 9. Women; Addenda: Corpses of Children and Fetuses
  • 10. Decay of Corpses in the Four Seasons
  • 11. On the Washing of Corpses and the Use of Mats
  • 12. Examining Bodies That Have Not Been Buried
  • 13. Examining Corpses Previously Buried or Encoffined in a House
  • 14. Examining Decomposed Bodies
  • 15. Holding Inquests on Bodies Too Decomposed to Serve as Evidence
  • 16. Dehydrated Corpses or Corpses of Those Dead from Exhaustion
  • Chapter III: 17. Examination of Bones
  • 18. A Discussion of Bones and Blood Vessels in the Body, and the Location of Vital Spots
  • 19. Suicide by Hanging
  • 20. Deaths by Beating and Choking Passed Off as Suicide by Hanging
  • 21. Death from Drowning
  • Chapter IV: 22. Inquests on Those Killed by Hands, Feet, or Other Weapons
  • 23. Suicides by Edged Weapons
  • 24. Murderous Injuries
  • 25. When the Head and Trunk are in Different Places
  • 26. Death by Burning
  • 27. Death from Scalding
  • 28. Taking Poison
  • 29. Death from Illness
  • 30. Deaths from Acupuncture and Moxibustion
  • 31. On the Recording of Depositions
  • Chapter V: 32. Inquests on Dead Prisoners
  • 33. Death from Corporal Punishment
  • 34. Deaths from Falls
  • 35. Death from Being Crushed
  • 36. Death from Suffocation
  • 37. Prodding to Death
  • 38. Trampling to Death by Horse or Buffalo
  • 39. Crushed to Death by Cart Wheels
  • 40. Death from Lightning
  • 41. Death from Tiger Bites
  • 42. Deaths from Snake, Reptile, or Insect Bites
  • 43. Deaths from Overeating or Overdrinking
  • 44. Deaths from Internal Injuries Resulting from Being Pummeled after Eating or Drinking to Excess
  • 45. Deaths from Sexual Excess
  • 46. Roadside Deaths
  • 47. Death after Which the Victim Has Lain Supine Overnight, in Which There Is a Slight Red Coloration
  • 48. Injuries Inflicted after Death by Insects, Rats, or Dogs
  • 49. Opening of Graves
  • 50. Holding Inquests on Corpses in Neighboring Subprefectures
  • 51. Methods for Dispersing Vileness
  • 52. Methods for Restoring Life
  • 53. Statements on the Inquest Report.

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  • 200 pages.
  • 7 illustrations.
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  • 2017
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  • 978-1-938937-03-3


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