Ching-Wei-P’i-Wên from the Censorate to the Investigating Censor, Mi-hsiang
Item No. : 103916
A.D.1652, Ch'ing dynasty
Height 117.6, width 102.7cm
When Ch’ing officials were posted outside of the capital, they were directed to apply for a ching-wei-p’i-wên from Tu-ch’a yüan (Censorate) which would state the reason for this posting. Ch’ing officials were directed to obtain such documentation at Wu-men (Meridian Gate) and were to have these documents verified at the post to prevent fraud.