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Ershiwu Shi: Twenty-Five Official Dynastic Histories: Complete 50-Volume Set

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Ershiwu Shi: Twenty-Five Official Dynastic Histories: Complete 50-Volume Set

by Tan, Sima; Qian, Sima

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Shanghai, China: Yinwen Yinshu Guan The official histories of China are compilated to the corpus of Twenty-five Histories (Ershiwu Shi) which comprise this 50-volume complete set. The 25 (26) Official Dynastic Histories includes: Shiji, Records of the Grand Scribe, a universal history compiled by Sima Tan and his son Sima Qian, ends in 93 BC Hanshu, Book of (Former) Han, compiled by Ban Gu in 83 AD Houhanshu, Book of Later Han, compiled by Fan Ye in 445 Sanguozhi, Records of the Three Kingdoms, compiled by Chen Shou in 289 AD Jinshu, Book of Jin, compiled under Fang Xuanlingin 648 Songshu, Book of Liu-Song, compiled by Shen Yue, in 488 Nanqishu, Book of Qi (in the South), compiled by Xiao Zixianin 514 Liangshu, Book of Liang, compiled under Yao Silian in 635 Chenshu, Book of Chen, compiled under Yao Silian in 636 Nanshi, History of the South, compiled by Li Yanshou in 659 (comprising the history of Liu-Song, Qi, Liang and Chen dynasties) Beishi, History of the North, compiled by Li Yanshou in 659 (comprising the history of Northern-Wei, Eastern and Western Wei, Northern Qi and Northern Zhou; for the sixteen states of north China, there is a kind of semi-official history called Spring and Autumn of the Sixteen Kingdoms Shiliu Guo Chunqiu; the biographies of these northern rulers can also be found in the Jinshu 101-130, Songshu 98-99, Nan-Qishu 59, Weishu 87, Beishi 93) Weishu, Book of Northern Wei (Tuoba), compiled by Wei Shou in 554 Beiqishu, Book of Northern Qi, compiled by Li Baiyao in 636 Beizhoushu, Book of Northern Zhou, compiled under Linghu Defen in 636 Suishu, Book of Sui, compiled under Wei Zheng in 636 Jiutangshu, Old Book of Tang, compiled by Liu Xu in 945 Jiuwudaishi, Old History of Five Dynasties, compiled by Xue Juzheng in 974 Xintangshu, New Book of Tang, compiled under Ouyang Xiu in 1061 Xinwudaishi, New History of Five Dynasties, compiled under Ouyang Xiu in 1072 (for the ten states of south China, there is a kind of semi-official history called Spring and Autumn of the Ten Kingdoms Shi Guo Chunqiu, published by Wu Renchen in 1793) Songshi, History of Song, compiled under Tuo Tuo (Toktoghan) in 1345 Liaoshi, History of Khitan-Liao, compiled under Tuo Tuo (Toktoghan) in 1344 Jinshi, History of Jurchen-Jin, compiled under Tuo Tuo (Toktoghan) in 1344 Yuanshi, History of Yuan, compiled under Song Lian in 1370 Xinyuanshi , New History of Yuan, compiled by Ke Shaomin in 1920 Mingshi, History of Ming, compiled under Zhang Tingyu in 1739 Qingshigao, Draft to a History of Qing, compiled under Zhao Erxun in 1927 (another semi-official history of the Qing dynasty is Qingdai Tongshi compiled under Xiao Yishan) . Green cloth hardcover texts. Gilt spine and embossed title on front cover. Date of publication not stated, presumed to be circa 1960's. Each volume is approximately 750 pp. in length. Text in Chinese. Heavy item. . No Stated Edition. Cloth. Fine/ . 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. .


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Ershiwu Shi: Twenty-Five Official Dynastic Histories: Complete 50-Volume Set
Tan, Sima; Qian, Sima
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Yinwen Yinshu Guan
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Shanghai, China
China, Dynasty, Historiography, Sinology, Epigraphy, Language, Linguistics, Philosophy, Semantics, Sima Qian, Treatises, Biography, Literature, Emperor, Politics, Economics, Religion, Law, Antiquity, History
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