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Yudi guangji 輿地廣記

Mar 18, 2012 © Ulrich Theobald

Yudi guangji 輿地廣記 "Vast records of the empire" is a geography of China compiled by the Southern Song-period 南宋 (1127-1279) scholar Ouyang Min 歐陽忞 (early 12th cent.), who was probably a descendant of the great historian Ouyang Xiu 歐陽修 (1007-1072).

The first four juan of the 38 fascicles of the book describe the regions of China through history. The rest of the book is a detailed description of the local administration of Song period China, yet parts of China that were not included in the Song empire, like the sixteen prefectures (shiliuzhou 十六州) in the northeast that were ceded to the Liao empire 遼 (907-1125), are also included as "prefectures outside civilisation" (huawai zhou 化外州).

The Yudi guangji is included in the series Siku quanshu 四庫全書, Wuyingdian juzhenban congshu 武英殿聚珍版, Shiliju congshu 士禮居叢書 and Congshu jicheng 叢書集成.

There is a text-critical edition of the various versions of this book compiled by Sun Xinghua 孫星華, and one by Huang Pilie 黃丕烈 (1763-1825).

Table 1. Contents of the Yudi guangji 輿地廣記
1 The nine provinces and their tributes to Yu the Great 禹貢九州, the twelve provinces of Shun 舜十二州, the Seven States 七國, the fourteen commanderies of Qin 秦十四郡
2 The thirteen commanderies of Han 漢十三郡, the territory of Wei 魏地, the territory of Wu 吳地, the territory of Shu 蜀地, the nineteen circuits of Jin 晉十九道
3 The investigation commissions of the fifteen circuits of the Tang 唐十五道採訪使
4 The commanderies and lands of the August [Song] Dynasty 皇朝郡國 (overview)
5 The four capitals 四京: Eastern Capital 東京 (Kaifeng 開封府), Western Capital 西京 (Henan 河南府), Southern Capital 南京 (Yingtian 應天府), Northern Capital 北京 (Daming 大名府)
6 Circuit of Jingdong-Dong 京東東路: Qingzhou 青州, Mizhou 密州, Qizhou 齊州, Yizhou 沂州, Dengzhou 登州, Laizhou 萊州, Weizhou 濰州, Zizhou 淄州, Huaiyang 淮陽
7 Circuit of Jingdong-Xi 京東西路: Yanzhou 兖州, Xuzhou 徐州, Gongzhou 拱州, Xingren 興仁, Yunzhou 鄆州, Jizhou 濟州, Shanzhou 單州, Puzhou 濮州, Guangji 廣濟
8 Circuit of Jingxi-Nan 京西南路: Xiangzhou 襄州, Dengzhou 鄧州, Suizhou 隨州, Jinzhou 金州, Fangzhou 房州, Junzhou 均州, Yingzhou 郢州, Tangzhou 唐州, Guanghua 光化
9 Circuit of Jingxi-Bei 京西北路: Yingchang 潁昌, Zhengzhou 鄭州, Huazhou 滑州, Mengzhou 孟州, Caizhou 蔡州, Chenzhou 陳州, Yingzhou 潁州, Ruzhou 汝州, Xinyang 信陽
10 Circuit of Hebei-Dong 河北東路: Kaide 開德, Hejian 河間, Cangzhou 滄州, Jizhou 冀州, Bozhou 博州, Dizhou 棣州, Mozhou 莫州, Xiongzhou 雄州, Bazhou 霸州, Dezhou 德州, Binzhou 濱州, Enzhou 恩州, Qingzhou 清州, Yongjing 永靜, Xin'an 信安, Baoding 保定
11-12 Circuit of Hebei-Xi 河北西路: Zhending 真定, Xiangzhou 相州, Zhongshan 中山, Xingzhou 邢州, Huaizhou 懐州, Weizhou 衛州, Mingzhou 洺州, Shenzhou 深州, Cizhou 磁州, Qizhou 祁州, Zhaozhou 趙州, Baozhou 保州, Ansu 安肅, Yongning 永寧, Guangxin 廣信, Shun'an 順安
Prefectures outside of Hebei Circuit 河北路化外州: Protectorate of the Pacified East 安東上都護, Youzhou 幽州, Zhuozhou 涿州, Yizhou 易州, Tanzhou 檀州, Jizhou 薊州, Guizhou 嬀州, Pingzhou 平州, Yingzhou 營州
13-14 Circuit of Shaanxi-Yongxing Military Prefecture 陜西永興軍路: Jingzhao 京兆, Hezhong 河中, Shaanzhou 陜州, Yan'an 延安, Tongzhou 同州, Huazhou 華州, Yaozhou 耀州, Binzhou 邠州, Luzhou 鄜州, Xiezhou 解州, Qingzhou 慶州, Guozhou 虢州, Shangzhou 商州, Ningzhou 寧州, Fangzhou 坊州, Danzhou 丹州, Huanzhou 環州, Yinzhou 銀州, Suide 綏德, Bao'an 保安
15-16 Circuit of Shaanxi-Qinfeng 陜西秦鳳路: Fengxiang 鳳翔, Qinzhou 秦州, Jingzhou 涇州, Xizhou 熙州, Longzhou 隴州, Chengzhou 成州, Fengzhou 鳳州, Minzhou 岷州, Huazhou 渭州, Yuanzhou 原州, Jiezhou 階州, Hezhou 河州, Lanzhou 蘭州, Gongzhou 鞏州, Huizhou 會州, Xi'an 西安, Xining 西寧, Huangzhou 湟州, Kuozhou 廓州, Taozhou 洮州, Zhenrong 鎮戎, Deshun 德順, Huaide 懐德, Jishi 積石
17 Prefectures outside of Shaanxi Circuit 陜西路化外州: Protectorate of the Pacified West 安西大都護, Protectorate of Beiting 北庭大都護, Lingzhou 靈州, Xiazhou 夏州, Liangzhou 凉州, Shazhou 沙州, Guazhou 瓜州, Yanzhou 鹽州, Shengzhou 勝州, Xizhou 西州, Yizhou 伊州, Ganzhou 甘州, Suzhou 肅州, Diezhou 疊州, Dangzhou 宕州, Fengzhou 豐州, Youzhou 宥州
18-19 Circuit of Hedong 河東路: Taiyuan 太原, Luzhou 潞州, Jinzhou 晉州, Fuzhou 府州, Linzhou 麟州, Jiangzhou 絳州, Daizhou 代州, Xizhou 隰州, Xizhou 慈州, Xinzhou 忻州, Fenzhou 汾州, Zezhou 澤州, Xianzhou 憲州, Lanzhou 嵐州, Shizhou 石州, Liaozhou 遼州, Fengzhou 豐州, Weisheng 威勝, Taiding 平定, Kelan 岢嵐, Ninghua 寧化, Huoshan 火山, Baode 保德, Jinzhou 晉州
Prefectures outside of Hedong Circuit 河東路化外州: Protectorate of Shanyu 單于大都護, Protectorate of the Pacified North 安北大都護, Protectorate of the Guarded North 鎮北大都護, Yunzhou 雲州, Yingzhou 應州, Xinzhou 新州, Weizhou 蔚州, Shuozhou 朔州, Huanzhou 寰州, Ruzhou 儒州, Yizhou 毅州
20 Circuit of Huainan-Dong 淮南東路: Yangzhou 揚州, Bozhou 亳州, Suzhou 宿州, Chuzhou 楚州, Haizhou 海州, Taizhou 泰州, Sizhou 泗州, Chuzhou 滁州, Zhenzhou 真州, Tongzhou 通州, Gaozhou 高州, Youzhou 郵州
21 Circuit of Huainan-Xi 淮南西路: Shouzhou 壽州, Luzhou 廬州, Qizhou 蘄州, Hezhou 和州, Shuzhou 舒州, Haozhou 濠州, Guangzhou 光州, Huangzhou 黄州, Wuwei 無為
22-23 Circuit of Liang-Zhe 兩浙路: Hangzhou 杭州, Yuezhou 越州, Pingjiang 平江, Runzhou 潤州, Huzhou 湖州, Wuzhou 婺州, Mingzhou 明州, Changzhou 常州, Wenzhou 溫州, Taizhou 台州, Chuzhou 處州, Quzhou 衢州, Muzhou 睦州, Xiuzhou 秀州
24 Circuit of Jiangnan-Dong 江南東路: Jiangning 江寧, Xuanzhou 宣州, Shezhou 歙州, Jiangzhou 江州, Chizhou 池州, Raozhou 饒州, Xinzhou 信州, Taiping 太平, Nankang 南康, Guangde 廣德
25 Circuit of Jiangnan-Xi 江南西路: Hongzhou 洪州, Chuzhou 處州, Jizhou 吉州, Yuanzhou 袁州, Fuzhou 撫州, Junzhou 筠州, Xingguo 興國, Nan'an 南安, Lianjiang 臨江, Jianchang 建昌
26 Circuit of Jinghu-Nan 荊湖南路: Tanzhou 潭州, Hengzhou 衡州, Daozhou 道州, Yongzhou 永州, Chenzhou 郴州, Shaozhou 邵州, Quanzhou 全州, Wugang 武岡, Guiyang 桂陽
27-28 Circuit of Jinghu-Bei 荊湖北路: Jiangling 江陵, Ezhou 鄂州, Anzhou 安州, Fuzhou 復州, Dingzhou 鼎州, Lizhou 澧州, Xiazhou 峽州, Yuezhou 岳州, Guizhou 歸州, Chenzhou 辰州, Yuanzhou 沅州, Jingzhou 靖州, Hanyang 漢陽, Jingmen 荊門
Prefectures outside of JInghu-Bei Circuit 荊湖北路化外州: Jinzhou 錦州, Jiangzhou 獎州, Xizhou 溪州
29-30 Circuit of Chengdu Prefecture 成都府: Prefectures of Chengdu 成都, Meizhou 眉州, Shuzhou 蜀州, Pengzhou 彭州, Mianzhou 緜州, Hanzhou 漢州, Jiazhou 嘉州, Qiongzhou 卭州, Lizhou 黎州, Yazhou 雅州, Maozhou 茂州, Jianzhou 簡州, Weizhou 威州, Qizhou 祺州, Hengzhou 亨州, Yongkang 永康, Xianjing 仙井
Prefectures outside of Chengdu Circuit 成都府化外州: Songzhou 松州, Dangzhou 當州, Xizhou 悉州, Jingzhou 静州, Gongzhou 恭州, Zhezhou 柘州, Yizhou 翼州, Zhenzhou 真州, Qianzhou 乾州, Yaozhou 姚州, Juanzhou 嶲州
31 Circuit of Zizhou 梓州路: Prefectures of Zizhou 梓州, Suizhou 遂州, Guozhou 果州, Zizhou 資州, Puzhou 普州, Changzhou 昌州, Xuzhou 叙州, Luzhou 瀘州, Hezhou 合州, Rongzhou 榮州, Quzhou 渠州, Huai'an 懐安, Guang'an 廣安, Changning 長寧, Fushun 富順
32 Circuit of Lizhou 利州路: Prefectures of Xingyuan 興元, Lizhou 利州, Yangzhou 洋州, Langzhou 閬州, Jianzhou 劍州, Bazhou 巴州, Wenzhou 文州, Xingzhou 興州, Fengzhou 蓬州, Longzhou 龍州, Sanquan 三泉
Prefecture outside of Lizhou Circuit 利州路化外州: Fuzhou 扶州
33 Circuit of Kuizhou 夔州路: Prefectures of Kuizhou 夔州, Qianzhou 黔州, Dazhou 達州, Shizhou 施州, Zhongzhou 忠州, Wanzhou 萬州, Kaizhou 開州, Fuzhou 涪州, Gongzhou 恭州, Zhenzhou 珍州, Chengzhou 承州, Zhenzhou 溱州, Liangshan 梁山, Nanping 南平, Zunyi 遵義, Daning 大寧, Feizhou 費州, Xigao 西高
34 Circuit of Fujian 福建路: Prefectures of Fuzhou 福州, Jianzhou 建州, Quanzhou 泉州, Nanjian 南劍, Dingzhou 汀州, Zhangzhou 漳州, Shaowu 邵武, Xinghua 興化
35 Circuit of Guangnan-Dong 廣南東路: Prefectures of Guangzhou 廣州, Shaozhou 韶州, Xunzhou 循州, Chaozhou 潮州, Lianzhou 連州, Fengzhou 封州, Duanzhou 端州, Xinzhou 新州, Kangzhou 康州, Nan'en 南恩, Meizhou 梅州, Nanxiong 南雄, Yingzhou 英州, Huizhou 惠州
36-37 Circuit of Guangnan-Xi 廣南西路: Prefectures of Guizhou 桂州, Rongzhou 容州, Yongzhou 邕州, Rongzhou 融州, Xiangzhou 象州, Hezhou 賀州, Zhaozhou 昭州, Wuzhou 梧州, Tengzhou 藤州, Gongzhou 龔州, Xunzhou 潯州, Guizhou 貴州, Liuzhou 柳州, Yizhou 宜州, Binzhou 賓州 Hengzhou 横州, Huazhou 化州, Gaozhou 高州, Leizhou 雷州, Qinzhou 欽州, Yulin 鬱林, Lianzhou 廉州, Qiongzhou 瓊州, Changhua 昌化, Wan'an 萬安, Zhuya 朱崖
38 Prefectures outside of Guangnan Circuit 廣南路化外州: Protectorate of the Pacified South 安南大都護, Fengzhou 峯州, Rangzhou 瀼州, Yanzhou 巖州, Tianzhou 田州, Aizhou 愛州, Huanzhou 驩州, Luzhou 陸州, Fuzhou 福州, Luzhou 祿州, Changzhou 長州, Tangzhou 湯州, Yanzhou 演州, Linzhou 林州, Jingzhou 景州, Shanzhou 山州, Huanzhou 環州, Longzhou 籠州, Guzhou 古州
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