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Er Cheng quanshu 二程全書

May 29, 2012 © Ulrich Theobald

Er Cheng quanshu 二程全書 "Complete writings of the Brothers Cheng", also called Henan Chengshi quanshu 河南程氏全書, is a series of collectanea (congshu 叢書) including the complete writings of the two Northern-Song-period 北宋 (960-1126) Neo-Confucian philosophers Cheng Hao 程顥 (Master Mingdao 明道先生, 1032-1085) and Cheng Yi 程頤 (Master Yichuan 伊川先生, 1033-1107). It was compiled during the Southern Song period 南宋 (1127-1279) by Zhu Xi 朱熹 (1130-1200).

The collection includes seven separate books or collections with a total length of 64 juan. The books Zhouyi Chengshi zhuan 周易程氏傳 (also called Yichuan Yizhuan 伊川易傳) and (Henan) Chengshi jingshuo 河南程氏經說 (Yichuan jingshuo 伊川經說) are also separately to be found in the imperial series Siku quanshu 四庫全書.

The Er Cheng quanshu was first printed in 1477 by Zhang Zan 張瓚, and then again in 1606 and during the Kangxi reign-period 康熙 (1662-1722) by the Baogao Studio 寶誥堂. In 1871 it was published by the Qiuwo Studio 求我齋, as a text-critical edition compiled by Hong Rukui 洪汝奎 (1824-1886). It is part of the series Sibu beiyao 四部備要.

Table 1. The series Er Cheng quanshu 二程全書
(Song) 朱熹 Zhu Xi (comp.)
Edition of Zhang Zan 張瓚; 1606 edition of Master Xu from Jiaxing 嘉興徐氏; edition from the Kangxi reign-preiod by Master Lü from Shimen 石門呂氏 (Baogaotang 寶誥堂)
書名, length in juan Title Author(s)
河南程氏遺書 (二程遺書) 二十五卷
附錄 一卷
Henan chengshi yishu (Er Cheng yishu)
(Song) 程頤 Cheng Yi, 程顥 Cheng Hao
河南程氏外書 (二程外書) 十二卷 Henan Chengchen waishu (Er Cheng waishu) (Song) 程頤 Cheng Yi, 程顥 Cheng Hao
二程文集: Er Cheng wenji: (Song) 程顥 Cheng Hao, 程頤 Cheng Yi; (Yuan) 譚善心 Tan Shanxin (suppl.)
明道文集 (明道先生文集) 五卷 Mingdao wenji (Mingdao xiansheng wenji) (Song) 程顥 Cheng Hao
伊川文集八卷 (伊川先生文集) Yichuan wenji (Yichuan xiansheng wenji) (Song) 程頤 Cheng Yi
遺文 一卷 Yiwen (Song) 程顥 Cheng Hao, 程頤 Cheng Yi
附錄 一卷 Fulu (Song) 程顥 Cheng Hao, 程頤 Cheng Yi
周易程氏傳 (伊川易傳) 四卷 Zhouyi Chengshi zhuan (Yichuan Yizhuan) (Song) 程顥 Cheng Hao
河南程氏經說 (伊川經說) 八卷 Henan Chengshi jingshuo (Yichuan jingshuo) (Song) 程顥 Cheng Hao
二程粹言 二卷 Er Cheng cuiyan Song) 楊時 Yang Shi, 張栻 Zhang Shi (comp.)
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. 2, 2116.
Shanghai tushuguan 上海圖書館, ed. (1982). Zhongguo congshu zonglu 中國叢書綜錄 (Shanghai: Shanghai guji chubanshe), Vol. 1, 318.