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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. [Volume 39, Issue 8. April 1976]



The finds date from the late years of the warring states period (475 B.C. - 221 B.C.) and provide important historical evidence of how the Chin dynasty followed the [unclear: legelist] line and imposed the dicatorship of the landlord class over the slave-owning class.

Preliminary studies show the bamboo slips include a document of a governor in 227 B.C.. laws, acts, judicial cases, a book on the "ways of officials", and a chronicle of major events from 306 B.C.

Also Included are specific cases showing how court trials were conducted.