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Sui Mian jishi 綏緬紀事


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The short Sui Mian jishi 綏緬紀事 "Military affairs of the tranquilization of Burma" is a history on the Burma campaigns during the Qianlong reign 乾隆 (1736-1795). Its author is unknown. The book imitates the style of the official military annals (fanglüe 方略) and presents imperial edicts and palace memorials in chronological order to give a detailed overview of the course of the campaigns. It is only preserved as a manuscript and was never printed.

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. 916.

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