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Zhugezi 諸葛子 "Master Zhuge"

The Zhugezi 諸葛子 "Master Zhuge" is a book written by Zhuge Ke 諸葛恪 (203-253) who lived during the Three Empires period 三國 (220-280). Zhuge Ke, courtesy name Zhuge Yuanxun 諸葛元遜, came from Langya 琅琊 (modern Yishui 沂水, Shandong) and was Grand Mentor of the Heir Apparent (taizi taifu 太子太傅) at the court of the Wu empire 吳 (222-280). The imperial bibliography Jingjizhi 經籍志 in the official dynastic history Suishu 隋書 lists a book Zhugezi with a length of 5 juan "scrolls". It seems to be lost during the Tang period 唐 (618-907). The Qing period 清 (1644-1911) scholar Ma Guohan 馬國翰 collected surviving fragments of it quoted in the encylopedias Beitang shuchao 北堂書鈔 and Taiping yulan 太平御覽 and was able to compile three chapters that the published in the reprint series Yuhan shanfang yiji shu 玉函山房輯佚書. The Zhugezi is rated by the compilers of the modern reprint series Xuxiu siku quanshu 續修四庫全書 as a mediocre book from which not a lot can be be learnt.

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

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September 1, 2012 © Ulrich Theobald · Mail