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(Chunxi) Sanshan zhi (淳熙)三山志

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Chunxi Sanshan zhi 淳熙三山志 "Records of the Three Mountains from the Chunxi reign (1174-1189)" is a local gazetteer written during the Southern Song period 南宋 (1127-1279) by Chen Fuliang 陳傅良 and later redigated by Liang Kejia 梁克家. Sanshan 三山 "Three Mountains" is another name for the province of Fujian. In 40 juan "scrolls" (two more were added later) Chen Fuliang collects old reports of the region of the prefecture of Fuzhou (old name: Changle 長樂) that were compiled by Lin Shicheng 林世程 and expanded Lin's basic work (Changlezhi 長樂志) until the end of the Chunxi reign. Like all books of the gazetteer type Chen's report of Fujian gives an exhaustive encyclopedical account of all matters of that particular region, like geography, administration, publications, tax and household questions, military, officials, eminent persons, monasteries, and local customs and habits. Many aspects of Chen's and Liang's book cover detailed matters that are not touched in the official and semi-official histories of the region of Fujian, especially during the period of the Five Dynasties 五代 (907-960), like the Wudaishi 五代史 and the Shiguo chunqiu 十國春秋.

Source: Xu Gui 徐規 (1992), "Chunxi Sanshan zhi 淳熙三山志", 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. 1, p. 126.

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