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(Jingding) Jiankang zhi (景定)建康志

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(Jingding) Jiankang zhi 景定建康志 is a local gazetteer describing the city of Nanjing 南京, Jiangsu (old name: Jiankang 建康) during the Jingding reign (1260-1264) of the Southern Song period 南宋 (1127-1279). It was written by Zhou Yinghe 周應合 and is 50 juan "scrolls" long. Zhou Yinghe made use of older descriptions of the prefecture of Jiankang, an important city that has been capital for several hundred years during the Six Dynasties 六朝 period (222~589). His sources covered the Qiandao 乾道 (1165-1173) and Qingyuan 慶元 (1195-1200) reigns, and for the first years of the Southern Song, when the Song emperors stayed in the city in Jiangkang (as "temporary capital" Liudu 留都), Zhou Yinghe added his own studies. The Jingding Jiankang zhi is one of the most detailed local gazetteers of the Song period, and cover the important region of modern Nanjing. The book had disappeared during the Ming 明 period (1368-1644) but was rediscovered in 1707 by Zhu Yizun 朱彝尊.


Source: Xu Gui 徐規 (1992), "Jingding Jiankang zhi 景定建康志", 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. 494.

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