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Shifengbao jilüe 石峰堡紀略

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(Qinding) Shifengbao jilüe (欽定)石峰堡紀略 "(Imperially endorsed) Miliary history of the war against the rebels of Shifengbao" is a history of the war of the Qing dynasty 清 (1644-1911) against the Muslim rebellion of Shifengbao. The 21 juan "scrolls" long book was compiled on imperial order shortly after the end of the war. The rebellion was caused by a harsh policy against the Muslims in Gansu after they proved to be very unruly subjects of the Qing. In 1784 Tian Wu 田五 stirred up a rebellion that was put down by the experienced commander Agūi 阿桂 in 1785. The first part includes laudatory poems by the Qianlong Emperor 乾隆 (r. 1736-1795) for the victor. The book is included in the collectanea Siku quanshu 四庫全書.

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. 915.

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