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Jin chunqiu 晉春秋

Oct 1, 2013 © Ulrich Theobald

Jin chunqiu 晉春秋 "Spring and Autumn of the Jin Dynasty" was a history of the Jin dynasty 晉 (265-420) written by the Tang-period 唐 (618-907) writer Du Yanye 杜延業 (or Du Guangye 杜光業 or Du Yandu 杜延篤), who was a proofreader (zhengzi 正字) in the Palace Library (mishusheng 秘書省).

Du carried out critical research on all ancient texts on the Jin dynasty, beginning with Wang Yin's 王隱 Jinshu 晉書 and ending with Xiao Fangdeng's 蕭方等 Sanshiguo chunqiu 三十國春秋. The result of this reasearch was his 20-juan long book Jin chunqiu lüe 晉春秋略 that was lost during the Song period 宋 (960-1279).

The Qing-period 清 (1644-1911) scholar Tang Qiu 湯球 collected all surviving fragments of the text that he published under the title Du Yanye Jin chunqiu 杜延業晉春秋. It is included in the reprint series Guangya shuju congshu 廣雅書局叢書.

Source:
Li Xueqin 李學勤, Lü Wenyu 呂文鬰 (ed. 1996), Siku da cidian 四庫大辭典 (Changchun: Jilin daxue chubanshe), Vol. 1, p. 898.