An Encyclopaedia on Chinese History and Literature

Zhouzi quanshu 周子全書

Aug 23, 2021 © Ulrich Theobald

Zhouzi quanshu 周子全書 is a collection of the writings of the Song-period 宋 (960-1279) philosopher Zhou Dunyi 周敦頤 (1017-1073). It includes the philosophical core texts of this early Neo-Confucian master as well as literary remains in prose and lyric form, and an annalistic biography (nianpu 年譜). The collection of 22 juan length was compiled on imperial order and printed during the Qianlong reign-period 乾隆 (1736-1796). An older collection with the same title and a length of but 6 juan had been published in 1596 by Zhang Guoxi 張國璽.Another early edition was published by 胡寶瑔 (1694—1763), with a preface by 張伯行 (1651-1725). It was printed in 1708 and had a length of 13 juan.

Table 1. The series Zhouzi quanshu 周子全書
(Qing) 董榕 Dong Rong (comp.)
Qianlong edition; 1937 edition of Shanghai Shangwu Yinshuguan 上海商務印書館
太極圖說 二卷 Taiji tushuo
太極圖說發明 四卷 Taiji tushuo faming
通書 四卷 Tongshu
太極圖說通書發明 六卷 Taiji tushuo Tongshu faming
周子遺文倂詩 一卷 Zhouzi yiwen bing shi
周子遺事 一卷 Zhouzi yishi
附錄 一卷 Fulu
年譜 一卷 Nianpu
列代褒崇 一卷 Liedai baochong
文錄 一卷 Wenlu
Shanghai tushuguan 上海圖書館, ed. (1982). Zhongguo congshu zonglu 中國叢書綜錄 (Shanghai: Shanghai guji chubanshe), Vol. 1, 469.