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Song da zhaoling ji 宋大詔令集

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Song da zhaoling ji 宋大詔令集 "Collected Grand Edicts and Decretes of the Song Dynasty" is a collection of edicts and decretes from the Northern Song period 北宋 (960-1126). Some Chinese scholars suggested that it might have been a compilation made by the early Southern Song historian Song Shou 宋綬 or his descendants. The compilation originally consisted of 240 juan "scrolls", of which today only 196 are left. The more than 3,800 writings contained in the book are arranged according the status of the issuing person, the administrative groups who submitted the respective memorials to which the emperor responded, and according to content, all in all 17 different types, and many subtypes.
In 1962 the Zhonghua shuju press 中華書局 published a modern punctated version, based on two different manuscripts, namely the one preserved in Zhai Yong's 翟鏞 Library of the Tieqintongjian Studio 鐵琴銅劍樓, and the Xujing Studio 續經廬 manuscript version from Li Shengduo's 李盛鐸 Shugutang Library 述古堂.

Source: Xu Guanglie 徐光烈 (1992), "Song da zhaoling ji 宋大詔令集", 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. 2, p. 1013.

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