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Beishou jianwen lu 北狩見聞錄


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Beishou jianwen lu 北狩見聞錄 "Hearsay from the northern hunting expedition" is a history of a northern campaign in the last years of the Northern Song period 北宋 (960-1126) written by the Southern Song period 南宋 (1127-1279) scholar Cao Xun 曹勛 (?-1174). The short book came into being as a result of the experience that Cao Xun had made as a member of the northern tours of the emperors Huizong 宋徽宗 (r. 1100-1125, retired) and Qinzong 宋欽宗 (r. 1125-1126) in 1127, after their return from Yanshan 燕山 to the capital Nanjing 南京 (modern Shangqiu 商丘, Henan). It is the only report of this expedition that was written by someone who had participated. The Beishou jianwen lu is included in the collectaneum Congshu jicheng chubian 叢書集成初編.

Source: Wu Feng 吳楓 (ed. 1987), Jianming Zhongguo guji cidian 簡明中國古籍辭典 (Changchun: Jilin wenshi chubanshe), p. 230.

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