Qing gongshi 清宮史 "Palace history of the Qing", original title Guochao gongshi 國朝宮史 "Palace history of Our Dynasty" is an unofficial history about the palace institutions of the Qing dynasty 清 (1644-1911). It is a kind of actualization to a similar text to the imperial palace during the Ming period 明 (1368-1644), Ming gongshi 明宮史.
The Qing version has a length of 36 juan and was compiled in 1742 under the supervision of Yu Minzhong 于敏中 (1714-1779), and revised in 1759. The final version was finished in 1761. The text is divided into six parts, covering the themes imperial instructions (shengxun 聖訓), canonical rites (dianli 典禮), descriptions of palaces (gongdian 宮殿), expenditure (jingfei 經費), the bureaucratic structure (guanzhi 官制) and a bibliography (shuji 書籍).
In 1925 the Bo'ai Press 博愛印書局 of the Dongfang Xuehui Society 東方學會 in Tianjin reprinted the book. The text is also to be found in the series Jindai Zhongguo shiliao congkan 近代中國史料叢刊, series 54, from 1970 (Wenhai press 文海出版社, Taibei).
An enlarged version with the name Qing gongshi xubian 清宮史續編, compiled under the supervision of Cinggui (Ch. Qinggui 慶桂, 1737-1816), was published in 1806, and later enlarged. It is 100-juan long and was reprinted by the Library of the Palace Museum (Gugong Bowuguan Tushuguan 故宮博物院圖書館) in 1932.
|1-6||訓諭||Instructions and edicts|
|23-25||冊寶||Patents and seals|
|31-36||勤政||Diligence in rulership|
|37-44||宴賚||Presents and banquets|
|49||冠服||Caps and robes|
|50||儀衛||The Ceremonial Guards|
|51-53||外朝||The Outer Court|
|54-61||內廷||The Inner Court|
|62-68||西苑||The Western Parks|
|69||The storage of ritual implements|
|舖宮||Purchasing of palaces|
|70||恩賜事例||Rules for grants or presents by grace|
|吉禮例用||Guidelines for auspicious rites|
|嘉禮例用||Guidelines for congratulational rites|
|筵宴例用||Guidelines for banquets|
|71||節省事例||Rules for cutting cost|
|支發事例||Rules for spending|
|72||條例||Administrative regulations; with regulations for extraordinary grace (恩釁則例 Enxin zeli), extraordinary presents (恩賞則例 Enshang zeli), and disciplinary rules (處分則例 Chufen zeli)|
|73-74||額數職掌||Regulated numbers of offices|
|79-81||鑒藏||Catalogues of collections and holdings|
|87||經學||Exegesis of the Classics|
|92||字學||Primary teaching and lexicography|
|93||類纂||Compilations with classified topics|
|94||校刊||Collation and printing|
|96||圖像||Maps and illustrations|
|97-98||圖刻||Printed maps and illustrations|
|99-100||圖繪||Drawings and maps|