A Chinese Magistrate’s Solution to Plagues of Locusts – 1699

           Huang Liu-Hung’s work: A Complete Book Concerning Happiness and Benevolence is a fascinating handbook for local magistrates in Ch’ing China. It covers almost every sort of eventuality from how to an official should introduce himself to his new posting to cadastral surveys, choosing horses for the post service and prohibiting the maltreatment of servants.Continue reading “A Chinese Magistrate’s Solution to Plagues of Locusts – 1699”