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Jingxuntang congshu 經訓堂叢書 "Collectaneum of the Hall of Instructions in the Classics"


The Jingxuntang congshu 經訓堂叢書 "Collectaneum of the Hall of Instructions in the Classics" is a collectaneum compiled by the Qing period 清 (1644-1911) scholar Bi Yuan 畢沅 (1730-1797). It includes 21 texts with a total length of 168 juan "scrolls". Bi Yuan was very interested in the Confucian Classics, historiography and the subject of "philology" or "lexicography" (xiaoxue 小學), particularly geography and bronze and stone inscriptions. During his time as governor of Shaanxi and governor-general of Hu-Guang he had among his retainers a lot of famous scholars like Qian Daxin 錢大昕, Shao Jinhan 邵晉涵, Zhang Xuecheng 章學誠, Hong Liangji 洪亮吉 or Huang Zhongze 黃仲則, some of whom participated in the compilation of Bi Wan's history Xu zizhi tongjian 續資治通鑒.
The texts of the Jingxuntang congshu were all chosen for their practical character either as geographic treatises like the Shanhaijing 山海經, Sanfu huangtu 三輔黃圖 or Chang'anzhi 長安志, or as classical text like Yanzi chunqiu 晏子春秋, Lüshi chunqiu 呂氏春秋 or Mozi 墨子. Some texts were written by Bi Yuan himself, like his commentaries to ancient dictionaries, Shiming shuzheng 釋名疏證 and Shuowen jiezi jiuyin 說文解字舊音, or the geographic treatises Wang Yin Jinshu didao ji 王隱晉書地道記, Jinshu dili zhi xin buzheng 晉書地理志新補正, treatises on stone inscriptions like Guanzhong jinshi ji 關中金石記 and Zhongzhou jinshi ji 中州金石記. Quite outstanding is Hui Dong's 惠棟 philological interpretations of the "Book of Changes" Yijing 易經, the Yi hanxue 易漢學.
All texts were critically revised by Bi Yuan and Sun Xingyan 孫星衍 and printed in high quality. The oldest print was produced by Bi Yuan himself, and was reproduced in 1887 by the Datong Press 大同書局 in Shanghai.


Sources:
Li Xueqin 李學勤, Lü Wenyu 呂文鬰 (1996). Siku da cidian 四庫大辭典, Changchun: Jilin daxue chubanshe, vol. 2, p. 2080.
Shanghai tushuguan 上海圖書館 (ed. 1982), Zhongguo congshu zonglu 中國叢書綜錄, Shanghai: Shanghai guji chubanshe, vol 1, p. 143.


經訓堂叢書 Jingxuntang congshu
(Qing) 畢沅 Bi Yuan (comp.)
書名, length in juan Title Author(s)
山海經 十八卷 Shanhaijing (Jin) 郭璞 Guo Pu; (Qing) 畢沅 Bi Yuan (comm.)
夏小正考注 一卷 Xia xiaozheng kaozhu (Qing) 畢沅 Bi Yuan
老子道德經考異 二卷 Laozi Daodejing kaoyi (Qing) 畢沅 Bi Yuan
墨子 十六卷
(附)篇目考 一卷
Mozi
(app.) Pianmu kao
(Zhou) 墨翟 Mo Di; (Qing) 畢沅 Bi Yuan (comm.)
晏子春秋 七卷
(附)音義 二卷
Yanzi chunqiu
(app.) Yinyi
(Zhou) 晏嬰 Yan Ying; (Qing) 孫星衍 Sun Xingyan (comm.)
呂氏春秋 二十六卷 Lüshu chunqiu (Qin) 呂不韋 Lü Buwei; (Qing) 畢沅 Bi Yuan (comm.)
釋名疏證 (分正字本、篆字本兩種) 八卷
補遺 一卷
續釋名 一卷
Shiming shuzheng
Buyi
Xu shiming
(Qing) 畢沅 Bi Yuan
(Qing) 畢沅 Bi Yuan (comm.)
王隱晉書地道記 (晉書地道記) 一卷 Wang Yin Jinshu didao ji (Jinshu didao ji) (Jin) 王隱 Wang Yin; (Qing) 孫星衍 Sun Xingyan (comp.)
晉太康三年地記 一卷 Jin Taikang sannian diji (Jin) NN; (Qing) 孫星衍 Sun Xingyan (comp.)
晉書地理志新補正 五卷 Jinshu dili zhi xin buzheng (Qing) 畢沅 Bi Yuan
三輔黃圖 六卷
補遺 一卷
Sanfu huangtu
Buyi
(Han) NN; (Qing) 孫星衍 Sun Xingyan (comm.)
長安志 二十卷
(附)圖 三卷
Chang'anzhi
(app.) Tu
(Song) 宋敏求 Song Minqiu; (Qing) 孫星衍 Sun Xingyan (comm.)
易漢學 八卷 Yi hanxue (Qing) 惠棟 Hui Dong
說文解字舊音 一卷 Shuowen jiezi jiuyin (Qing) 畢沅 Bi Yuan (comp.)
明堂大道錄 八卷 Mingtang dadao lu (Qing) 惠棟 Hui Dong
禘說 二卷 Dishuo (Qing) 惠棟 Hui Dong
關中金石記 八卷 Guanzhong jinshi ji (Qing) 畢沅 Bi Yuan
中州金石記 五卷 Zhongzhou jinshi ji (Qing) 畢沅 Bi Yuan
音同義異辯 一卷 Yintong yiyi bian (Qing) 畢沅 Bi Yuan
經典文字辨證書 五卷 Jingdian wenzi bianzheng shu (Qing) 畢沅 Bi Yuan
Shanghai tushuguan 上海圖書館 (ed. 1982), Zhongguo congshu zonglu 中國叢書綜錄, vol 1, p. 143. Shanghai: Shanghai guji chubanshe.
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