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Wuchuanlu 吳船錄

Mar 8, 2012 © Ulrich Theobald

Wuchuanlu 吳船錄 "A boat journey to Wu (Zhejiang)" is a travel account written by the Song-period 宋 (960-1279) scholar Fan Chengda 范成大 (1126-1193). It was compiled after he left his post in Sichuan in 1177 and returned to the capital Lin'an 臨安 (modern Hangzhou 杭州, Zhejiang) by boat along the Yangtze River.

The 2-juan long book gives a detailed report of ancient sites along the river. It is written with great accuracy and helps amending errors in older books. The title of the book is derived from a verse of the Tang-period 唐 (618-907) poet Du Fu 杜甫 (712-770). It is included in the series Baoyantang miji 宝顏堂秘笈, Siku quanshu 四庫全書, Zhibuzuzhai congshu 知不足齋叢書 and Congchu jicheng chubian 叢書集成初編.

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, 980.