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Literature on State Offices (zhiguan lei 職官類)

Jul 8, 2010 © Ulrich Theobald

Literature on State Offices (zhiguan lei 職官類) is a subcategory in traditional Chinese bibliographies and part of the category of Historiography (shibu 史部). The books in this section describe the offices, the duties of the officials and gives instructions how to control the officialdom. The compilers of the reprint series Siku quanshu 四庫全書 divided the section into two parts, namely books on the government officials system (guanzhi 官制) and admonitions towards state officials (guanzhen 官箴). The section includes 21 books. The most important book in this section is the Tang liudian 唐六典.

Table 1. Books on State Offices (zhengshu 職官)
1. 官制之屬 guanzhi Government officials system
漢官六種 十卷 (續修) Hanguan liuzhong (Qing) 孫星衍 Sun Xingyan (comp.)
唐六典 三十卷 Tang liudian (Tang) 張九齡 Zhang Jiuling (et al.; comp.); 李林甫 Li Linfu (et al.; comm.)
翰林志 一卷 Hanlinzhi (Tang) 李肇 Li Zhao
麟臺故事 五卷 Lintai gushi (Song) 程俱 Cheng Ju
宋宰輔編年錄 二十卷 Song zaifu biannian lu (Song) 徐自明 Xu Ziming
禮部志稿 一百十卷 Libu zhi gao (Ming) 林堯俞 Lin Yaoyu, 俞汝楫 Yu Ruji (et al.; imp. ord.)
續宋宰輔編年錄 二十六卷 (續修) Xu Song zaifu biannian lu (Ming) 呂邦燿 Lü Bangyao
南京工部志 十八卷 (存目) Nanjing gongbu zhi (Ming) 朱長芳 Zhu Changfang
錦衣志 一卷 (續修) Jinyizhi (Ming) 王世貞 Wang Shizhen
歷代銓選志 * Lidai quanxuan zhi (Qing) 袁定遠 Yuan Dingyuan
歷代宰輔彙考 八卷 (續修) Lidai zaifu huikao (Qing) 萬斯同 Wan Sitong
南臺舊聞 十六卷 (續修) Nantai jiuwen (Qing) 黃思璥 Huang Sijing
晉官五種 (續修) Jinguan wu zhong (Qing) 黃奭 Huang Shi (comp.)
(欽定)國子監志 六十二卷 (Qinding) Guozijian zhi (Qing) 梁國治 Liang Guozhi, 文慶 Wencing (et al.; imp. ord.)
(欽定)歷代職官表 六十三卷 (Qinding) Lidai zhiguan biao (Qing) 紀昀 Ji Yun (et al.; imp. ord.)
唐登科記考 * Tang deng keji kao (Qing) 徐松 Xu Song
明貢舉考略 * Ming gongju kaolüe (Qing) 黃崇蘭 Huang Chonglan
清貢舉考略 * Qing gongju kaolüe (Qing) 黃崇蘭 Huang Chonglan
(欽定)吏部銓選則例 二十一卷 (續修) (Qinding) Libu quanxuan zeli (Qing) 錫珍 Sijen et al. (imp.ord.)
樞垣記略 二十八卷 (續修) Shuyuan jilüe (Qing) 梁章鉅 Liang Zhangju
2. 官箴之屬 guanzhen Admonitions to state officials
臣軌 二卷 (續修) Chengui (Tang) 武曌 Wu Zhao
州縣提綱 四卷 Zhouxian tigang (Song) NN
官箴 一卷 Guanzhen (Song) 呂本中 Lü Benzhong
百官箴 六卷 Baiguanzhen (Song) 許月卿 Xu Yueqing
牧民忠告 一卷 (存目) Mumin zhonggao (Yuan) 張養浩 Zhang Yanghao
牧鑑 十卷 (續修) Mujian (Ming) Yang Yu 楊昱 (comp.)
實政錄 九卷 (續修) Shizhenglu (Ming) 呂坤 Lü Kun
治譜 十卷 (續修) Zhipu (Ming) 佘自強 She Ziqiang
牧津 四十四卷 (續修) Mujin (Ming) 祁承熯 Qi Chenghan
百僚金鑑 十二卷 (續修) Mujin (Qing) 牛天宿 Niu Tiansu
吏治輯要 一卷 (續修) Lizhi jiyao (Qing) 倭仁 Wesin
(御制)人臣儆心錄 一卷 (Yuzhi) Renchen jingxin lu (Qing) imp. ord.
牧令書輯要 十卷 (續修) Mulingshu jiyao (Qing) 徐棟原 Xu Dongyuan; 丁日昌 Ding Richang (arr.)
政學錄 五卷 (續修) Zhengxuelu (Qing) 鄭端 Zheng Duan
* not included in the reprint series Siku quanshu 四庫全書, the catalogue Siku quanshu zongmu tiyao 四庫全書總目題要(Cunmu 存目 section), nor the Xuxiu siku quanshu 續修四庫全書.