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Peishi xinyan 裴氏新言 "New Words of Master Pei"


The Peishi xinyan 裴氏新言 "New words of Master Pei" is a "miscellaneous treatise" written by Pei Xuan 裴玄 who lived in the empire of Wu 吳 (222-280) during the Three Kingdoms period 三國 (220-280). Pei Xuan, courtesy name Pei Yanhuang 裴彥黃, came from Xiapei 下邳 (modern Suining 睢寧, Jiangsu) and was superior grand master of the palace (taizhong dafu 太中大夫). His 5 juan "scrolls" long book Xinyan already went lost before the Tang period 唐 (618-907). The Qing period 清 (1644-1911) scholar Ma Guohan 馬國翰 collected eight surviving fragments, to which Huang Yizhou 黃以周 added further paragraphs. Their collection was published by Wang Renjun 王仁俊 in the supplementary collectaneum Yuhan shanfang jiyi shu xubian 玉函山房輯佚書續編.

Source: Li Xueqin 李學勤, Lü Wenyu 呂文鬰 (1996). Siku da cidian 四庫大辭典, vol. 2, p. 1883. Changchun: Jilin daxue chubanshe.

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