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Yuanshi xubian 元史續編


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Yuanshi xubian 元史續編 “Continuation of the History of the Yuan Dynasty” is a history of the Yuan dynasty written by Hu Cuizhong 胡粹中 (c. 1400, personal name You由, Cuizhong his courtesy name), an amateur historian who was aware that the official history of the Mongolian Yuan dynasty, the Yuanshi 元史, was not very well balanced. While the political rise and the campaigns of the dynastic founder Čingghis Qan (temple name Taizu 元太祖, r. 1206 – 1227) were described in great detail, the ‘peace government’ of the Mongols, beginning with the Great Khan Temür (Emperor Chengzong 元成宗, r. 1294 – 1307), was neglected. He therefore compiled his 16 juan long supplement to fill this gap. The book is written in an annalistic style. It begins in 1286, in the late years of Qubilai Khan (Emperor Shizu 元世祖, r. 1260 – 1294) and ends with the reign of Toqōn Temür (Emperor Shundi 元順帝, r. 1333 – 1370), the last emperor of the Yuan on Chinese soil. The text consists of core sentences and commentaries to it, and so imitates the structure of Zhu Xi’s 朱熹 history Tongjian gangmu 通鑑綱目. According to the descriptive bibliography Siku quanshu zongmu tiyao 四庫全書總目提要, the historiographical value of the book is not very great. It was printed during the Yongle reign永樂 (1402 – 1424). Reference: Siku quanshu.

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. 933.

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1. 元世祖至元十三年[起] (1276) to... 2. 十六年[起] (1279) to... 3. 二十年[起] (1283) to... 4. 二十六年[起] (1289) to... 5. 元成宗元貞元年[起] (1295) to... 6. 四年[起] (1298) to... 7. 元武宗至大元年[起] (1308) to... 8. 元仁宗皇慶元年[起] (1312) to... 9. 元英宗至治元年[起] (1321) to... 10. [元泰定皇帝]致和元年[起] (1328) to... 11. [元文宗]至順元年[起] (1330) to... 12. 元順帝元統二年[起] (1334) to... 13. 至元元年[起] (1335) to... 14. [至正]十一年[起] (1351) to... 15. 十七年[起] (1357) to... 16. 二十四年[至]二十八年 (1364-1368)

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