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Quan Jin-Yuan ci 全金元詞

Feb 18, 2018 © Ulrich Theobald

Quan Jin-Yuan ci 全金元詞 is a complete collection of all surviving ci-style poems 詞 from the Jin 金 (1115-1234) and Yuan 元 (1279-1368) period. The collection was compiled by Tang Guizhang 唐圭璋 (1901-1990). It includes 7,293 poems written by 282 persons, among which 70 were subjects of the Jin, and 212 subjects of the Yuan dynasty. The latter part constitutes for somewhat more than half of the collection.

The arrangement of the Quan Jin-Yuan ci follows the Quansongci 全宋詞, with a chronological sequence and tied to persons, for each of which a short biography is presented. Each poem is based on a superb edition, yet because many of such editions include wrong characters, Tang Jiazhang adds critically comments for all texts. The reprint series Jiangcun congshu 彊村叢書, for instance, includes fifty Yuan-period poems, but many of the texts had to be revised on the base of other editions, like the Xiaoyuan congshu 嘯園叢書.

The compiler used more than 200 source texts. The collection was published in 1979 by the Zhonghua Book Company 中華書局.

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Shi Ping 石平 (1997). "Quan Jin-Yuan ci 全金元詞", in Men Kui 門巋, Zhang Yanjin 張燕瑾, ed. Zhonghua guocui da cidian 中華國粹大辭典 (Xianggang: Guoji wenhua chuban gongsi), 660.
Qi Tinggui 戚廷貴, Liu Xiaoyan 劉孝嚴, Tang Shufan 唐樹凡, ed. (1992). Dong-xifang yishu cidian 東西方藝術辭典 (Changchun: Jilin jiaoyu chubanshe), 1257.