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Pinghanlu 平漢錄

Aug 16, 2019 © Ulrich Theobald

Pinghanlu 平漢錄 is a book on the war of Zhu Yuanzhang 朱元璋 (Ming Taizu 明太祖, r. 1368-1398), eventual founder of the Ming dynasty 明 (1368-1644), against is competitors Chen Youliang 陳友諒 (1320-1363), king and then emperor of Han 漢 (r. 1360-1362), and his son Chen Li 陳理, Emperor of Han (r. 1363-1364). The book was written by Tong Chengxu 童承敘, courtesy name Hanchen 漢臣, from Mianyang 沔陽 (jinshi degree 1521).

It is headed by a poem of praise, Ping Jianghan song 平江漢頌, written by the historian Song Lian 宋濂 (1310-1381), and the eulogy Shichen zan 史臣贊. The appendix (also called Waizhuan 外傳) includes a concise chronicle of the empire of Han called Youliang xingmie benmo 友諒興滅本末.

The Pingwulu is described in the book catalogue Siku quanshu zongmu tiyao 四庫全書總目提要, Cunmu 存目 section and is included in the series Xuxiu siku quanshu 續修四庫全書.

Source:
Siku quanshu zongmu tiyao 四庫全書總目提要, 53.