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Guotinglu 過庭錄 "Records of the Past Court"


There are two books with the title Guotinglu 過庭錄 "Records of the past court", one written by the Song period 宋 (960-1279) scholar Fan Gongcheng 范公偁, and one by the Qing period 清 (1644-1911) master Song Xiangfeng 宋翔鳳.
Fan Gongcheng 范公偁 was a descendant of the writer Fan Zhongyan 范仲淹, but his dates of life and facts of career are not known. His short biji 筆記 "brush notes" style book Guotinglu was written during the Shaoxing reign 紹興 (1131-1162) as a kind of memoirs of what his father had told him about literature and other matters of writers and scholars. The language of the book is pure and simple. It is included in the collectanea Baihai 稗海, Siku quanshu 四庫全書, Shuofu 說郛, Biji xiaoshuo daguan 筆記小說大觀 and Congshu jicheng chubian 叢書集成初編.
Song Xiangfeng's 宋翔鳳 book Guotinglu is five juan long.


Source: Li Xueqin 李學勤, Lü Wenyu 呂文鬰 (1996). Siku da cidian 四庫大辭典, Changchun: Jilin daxue chubanshe, vol. 2, p. 2148.
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