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Guang baijiang zhuantong 廣百將傳統

Jan 15, 2011 © Ulrich Theobald

Guang baijiang zhuan 廣百將傳 "Enlarged comprehensive biographies of one hundred generals", also known as Guang mingjiangzhuan 廣名將傳 or Guang mingjiangpu 廣名將譜, is a collection of biographies of important generals in Chinese history. It was compiled during the late Ming period 明 (1368-1644) by Chen Yuansu 陳元素 xxx, commented by Huang Daozhou 黃道周, and enlarged by Zhou Liangfu 周亮輔 xxx. It is written as a supplement to the Song-period 宋 (960-1279) book Baijiangzhuan 百將傳.

In 20 juan, the Guang baijiang zhuantong presents the history of 185 commanders from the Zhou 周 (11th cent.-221 BCE) to the Ming periods, with a focus on persons of the Ming and some Southern Song-period 南宋 (1127-1279) generals fighting against the Jurchens. The book is enriched by 20 illustrations. It was printed in 1643. For each person, a critique is provided explaining the strong points in the ability to wage war successfully.

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