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Qing gongshi 清宮史

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Qing gongshi 清宮史 "Palace history of the Qing", original title Guochao gongshi 國朝宮史 "Palace history of our dynasty" is an inofficial history about the palace institutions of the Qing dynasty 清 (1644-1911). It is a kind of actualization to a similar text to the imperial palace during the Ming period 明 (1368-1644), the Ming gongshi 明宮史. It is 36 juan "scrolls" long and was compiled in 1742 under the supervision of Yu Minzhong 于敏中, and revised in 1759. The final version was finished in 1761. The text is divided into six parts, covering the themes imperial instructions (shengxun 聖訓), canonical rites (dianli 典禮), descriptons of palaces (gongdian 宮殿), expenditure (jingfei 經費), the bureaucratic structure (guanzhi 官制) and a bibliography (shuji 書籍). In 1925 the Bo'ai press 博愛印書局 of the Dongfang xuehui society 東方學會 in Tianjin reprinted the book. The text is also to be found in the collectaneum Jindai Zhongguo shiliao congkan 近代中國史料叢刊, series 54, from 1970 (Wenhai press 文海出版社, Taibei).
An enlarged version with the name Qing gongshi xubian 清宮史續編, compiled under the supervision of Cinggui慶桂, was published in 1806, and later enlarged. It is 100 juan long. It was reprinted by the Library of the Palace Museum 故宮博物院圖書館 in 1932.

Contents of the Qing gongshi xubian 清宮史續編
1-6 訓諭 Xunyu Instructions and edicts
7-50 典禮 Dianli Canonical rites
7-22 盛典 Shengdian
23-25 冊寶 Caobao
26-30 祭祀 Jisi
31-36 勤政 Qinzheng
37-44 宴賚 Yanlai
45-48 宮規 Gonggui
49 冠服 Guanfu
50 儀衛 Yiwei
51-68 宮殿 Gongdian Palace Halls
51-53 外朝 Waichao The Outer Court
54-61 內廷 Neiting The Inner Court
62-68 西苑 Xiyuan Western Parks
69-71 經費 Jingfei Expenditure
69 尊藏法物 Zuncang fawu
舖宮 Pugong
70 恩賜事例 Enci liyong
吉禮例用 Jili liyong
嘉禮例用 Jiali liyong
筵宴例用 Yanyan liyong
71 節省事例 Jiesheng shili Rules for cutting cost
支發事例 Zhifa shili Rules for spending
72-74 官制 Guanzhi Bureaucratic Structure
72 條例 Tiaoli (恩釁則例 Enxin zeli, 恩賞則例 Enshang zeli, 處分則例 Chufen zeli)
73-74 額數職掌 Eshu zhizhang
75-100 書籍 Shuji Documents and books
75 實錄 Shilu Veritable records
聖訓 Shengxun
76 聖制 Shengzhi
77 御制 Yuzhi
78 御題 Yuti
79-81 鑒藏 Jiancang
82-84 欽定 Qinding Imperial endorsements
85 方略 Fanglüe Military annals
86 典則 Dianze
87 經學 Jingxue Exegesis of the Classics
88-90 史學 Shixue Historiography
91 志乘 Zhicheng
92 字學 Zixue Primary teaching
93 類纂 Leizuan
94 校刊 Jiaokan Collation and printing
95 石刻 Shike Stone inscriptions
96 圖像 Tuxiang Maps and illustrations
97-98 圖刻 Tuke Printed maps and illustrations
99-100 圖繪 Tuhui Drawings and maps

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), p. 1430. ● 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, p. 1455. ● Wang Canzhi 王燦熾 (ed. 1985), Beijing shidi fengwu shulu 北京史地風物書錄 (Beijing: Beijing chubanshe), p. 46.

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