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Da-Jin jili 大金集禮

May 29, 2010 © Ulrich Theobald

Da-Jin jili 大金集禮 "Collected rites of the Great Jin Dynasty" is is a collection of state rituals of the Jin dynasty 金 (1115-1234) written by an anonymous Jin period scholar, probably Zhang Wei 張瑋.

The book of 40 juan book was submitted to the throne in 1195. It includes all information on rituals and etiquette at the Jin court, from designations and titles for members of the imperial house, posthumous names, rituals in the ancestral shrine and the state altars, ceremonies during audiences and banquets, state chariots and robes, and so on.

The book served as a source for the treatises Li zhi 禮志, Yiwei zhi 儀衛志 and Yufu zhi 輿服志 in the Jinshi 金史, the official dynastic history (zhengshi 正史) of the Jin dynasty.

The Da-Jin jili is included in the imperial series Siku quanshu 四庫全書. There is a nother print from 1895 published by the Guangya Press 廣雅書局.

Sources:
Gao Wende 高文德, ed. (1995). Zhongguo shaoshu minzu shi da cidian 中國少數民族史大辭典 (Changchun: Jilin jiaoyu chubanshe), 94.
Li Xueqin 李學勤, Lü Wenyu 呂文鬰, ed. (1996). Siku da cidian 四庫大辭典 (Changchun: Jilin daxue chubanshe), Vol. 1, 1435.
Wu Feng 吳楓, ed. (1987). Jianming Zhongguo guji cidian 簡明中國古籍辭典 (Changchun: Jilin wenshi chubanshe), 36.