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Guochao xianzheng shilüe 國朝先正事略

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Guochao xianzheng shilüe 國朝先正事略 "Short notions on former examples from Our Dynasty" is a collection of biographies of persons from the Qing period 清 (1644-1911). It has a size of 60 juan "scrolls" and was written by Li Yuandu 李元度 between 1864 and 1866. It is an anthology of biographies of 500 important people of his own period. In an appendix he gives short notes to 608 more persons. Li's source material contained literary sources, local gazetteers and official biographies. The biographies are arranged in seven categories.
The book was printed during the 1860s.

名臣 Mingchen Eminent officials
名儒 Mingru Famous Confucians
經學 Jingxue Scholarship
文苑 Wenyuan The garden of literati
遺逸 Yiyi Scholars in retirement
循良 Xunli Crual and benevolent persons
孝義 Xiaoyi Persons displaying filial piety

Source: Guo Songyi 郭松義 (1992), "Guochao xianzheng shilüe 國朝先正事略", in Zhongguo da baike quanshu 中國大百科全書, Zhongguo lishi 中國歷史 (Beijing/Shanghai: Zhongguo da baike quanshu chubanshe), Vol. 1, p. 281.

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