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Xu Ming jishi benmo 續明紀事本末


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Xu Ming jishi benmo 續明紀事本末 "Sequel of the Historical Events from the Ming Period in Their Entirety" is a history of the Southern Ming dynasty 南明 1644-1661 and a sequel to the Mingshi jishi benmo 明史紀事本末 of Gu Yingtai 谷應泰. The 18 juan "scrolls" long book was written by the Qing period 清 (1644-1911) scholar Ni Zaitian 倪在田, courtesy name Ni Zixin 倪子新 or Ni Tianfu 倪田甫, style Tiaocun 苕村. He came from Jiangdu 江都 (modern Jiangdu, Jiangsu) and was a supporter of the Southern Ming princes. He has also written a book called Yangzhou yukou lu 揚州御寇錄. The appearance of Ni Zaitian's sequel follows the model of the original book and is composed in the historiographical style of "events in their entirety" (jishi benmo 紀事本末). He includes a lot of historiographical material after carefully investigating its reliability. The book mainly includes information about the military campaigns of the Southern Ming emperors in southeast China and their withdrawal to Fujian, Guangdong, Hunan, Sichuan and Yunnan. There is a print from 1903 by the Yuying xueshe press 育英學社. It was republished by the Zhonghua shuju press 中華書局 with modern typesetting.

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, p. 910.

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