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Rushuji 入蜀記

Mar 18, 2012 © Ulrich Theobald

Rushuji 入蜀記 "A journey to Shu (Sichuan)" is a travel account written by the Song-period 宋 (960-1279) scholar Lu You 陸游 (1125-1210).

The 6-juan long book is an account of his travel in 1169 to his post as controller-general (tongpan 通判) of Kuizhou 夔州 (modern Fengjie 奉節, Sichuan). It is written as a kind of diary and includes not only Lu You's own observations during his travel but also a lot of information to be found in books and told to him by locals. He writes about the landscape, ancient sites and persons who lived in the areas he crossed. The Rushulu helps amending errors that are to be found in older writings and adds a lot of information to older texts.

It is included in the series Siku quanshu 四庫全書, Zhibuzuzhai congshu 知不足齋叢書, Biji xiaoshuo daguan 筆記小說大觀 and Congshu jicheng chubian 叢書集成初編.

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, 980.