In this painting from the Qing dynasty, men and children transplant new stalks. These farming families would have been governed locally by the Baojia system. Pictures on Tilling and Weaving; from a set of forty-six, ink and color on silk; after Qiao Ping-chen (c. 1650–1726).

The baojia, a subbureaucratic system of hierarchically organized households, was created in the eleventh century to relieve local authorities of law enforcement and administrative functions.

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By |2014-12-16T16:53:54-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Governance, Law|Comments Off on Baojia (Bǎojiǎ 保甲)|Bǎojiǎ 保甲 (Baojia)

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