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Pingxialu 平夏錄

Aug 16, 2019 © Ulrich Theobald

Pingxialu 平夏錄 is a short account on the pacification of the empire of Xia 夏 during the very early Ming period 明 (1368-1644). The empire was founded in the province of Sichuan (old name Shu 蜀) by Ming Yuzhen 明玉珍 (r. 1362-1371), who was succeeded by Ming Baozhen 明寶珍 (r. 1362-1366), and Ming Sheng 明昇 (r. 1367-1371). The book was written by Huang Biao 黃標.

It was used for the first part of Deng Shilong's 鄧士龍 (jinshi degree 1595) book of the same title. Deng is known as author of the book Shilin jielu 事類捷錄 and publisher of the series Guochao diangu 國朝典故.

Another text on the military campaign is Pingshuji 平蜀記, written by an unknown person. It was likewise used extensively by Deng.

The Pingxialu is included in the series Xuxiu siku quanshu 續修四庫全書.

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