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Qing ruxue an 清儒學案

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Qing ruxue an 清儒學案 "Annals of Qing period Confucians" an is a history of Qing period 清 (1644-1911) philosophy written by the Republican scholar Xu Shichang 徐世昌 (1858-1939) who was president (da zongtong 大總統) of the Beiyang government 北洋政府. In his 208 juan "scrolls" long book, that was finished in 1938, he gives an overview of the activities, teachings and writings of 1169 philosophers of the Qing period and of the respective schools they belonged to. They are arranged in 179 so-called "cases" or "registers" (an 案) in the main part of the book and 922 in the appended part (fu'an 附案). A further appendix, the Zhu ru xue'an 諸儒學案 includes 68 persons. The Qing ru xue'an is a very important overview of Qing period philosophy that was modelled after Huang Zongxi's 黄宗羲 Ming ruxue an 明儒學案. It was therefore republished in 1959 by the Zhongguo shudian 中國書店 in a traditional thread-bound edition.


Source: 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. 1612.

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