Song Ci is an outstanding forensic scientist in ancient China. He is a fellow with Zhu Xi and both are Jianyang people. For Song Ci, the TV series《大宋提刑官》made Song Ci's popularity no longer limited to the field of forensic science, but to the extent known to women and children.
Song Ci studied Confucianism in the early days. After he entered the government, he served as a dozen local officials, mainly responsible for prison matters, and finally paid a courtesy to Guangdong. The number of cases handled by Song Ci in his life is many, and his technique is quite brilliant. He can “speak to the dead” and help countless people to eliminate grievances. It can be said that he is an ancient Holmes.
Even more commendable is that in the two years before his death (AD 1247), he wrote and published《洗冤集录》five volumes. This book is the crystallization of his life experience and thoughts. It is not only China, but also the world's first forensic monograph. Far away from the Dali people, Fotunatu Fideli published the same books in 1602, so Song Ci was also known as the originator of forensic science.
Song Ci is also a famous person. His ancestors were the Tang dynasty. Song Ci was smart and promising at the beginning, and was originally studied by Zhu Xi’s student Wu Zhi. However, Song Ci’s career was not smooth sailing. At the age of 32, he was a junior scholar and earned a job in Jixian County, Zhejiang Province. Unfortunately, his father died before he took office. According to ancient regulations, Song Ci needs to stay at home to keep filial piety after his parents die.
Until the age of 41, Song Cicai officially embarked on the political stage.
As an official, you need to solve the case. The first obstacle that Song Ci encountered during the trial was “post-mortem”. In ancient times, the examination of corpses was very difficult. In ancient times, feudal thought was very serious. The ancients believed that contact with the body was very suffocating. Therefore, autopsy work is generally done by "untouchables" or "slave" and other people, called "small work."