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Peishi xinyan 裴氏新言

Sep 7, 2012 © Ulrich Theobald

Peishi xinyan 裴氏新言 "New words of Master Pei" is a "miscellaneous treatise" written by Pei Xuan 裴玄, who lived in the empire of Wu 吳 (222-280) during the Three Empires period 三國 (220-280). Pei Xuan, courtesy name Yanhuang 彥黃, hailed from Xiapei 下邳 (modern Suining 睢寧, Jiangsu) and was superior grand master of the palace (taizhong dafu 太中大夫). His book with a length of 5 juan went lost before the Tang period 唐 (618-907).

The Qing-period 清 (1644-1911) scholar Ma Guohan 馬國翰 (1794-1857) collected eight surviving fragments, to which Huang Yizhou 黃以周 (1828-1899) added further paragraphs. Their collection was published by Wang Renjun 王仁俊 (1866-1913) in the supplementary series Yuhan shanfang jiyi shu xubian 玉函山房輯佚書續編.

Li Xueqin 李學勤, Lü Wenyu 呂文鬰, eds. (1996). Siku da cidian 四庫大辭典 (Changchun: Jilin daxue chubanshe), Vol. 2, 1883.