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Guochao xianzheng shilüe 國朝先正事略

Jul 3, 2010 © Ulrich Theobald

Guochao xianzheng shilüe 國朝先正事略 "Short notions on former examples from Our Dynasty" is a collection of biographies of persons from the Qing period 清 (1644-1911). It has a size of 60 juan "scrolls" and was written by Li Yuandu 李元度 between 1864 and 1866. It is an anthology of biographies of 500 important people of his own period. In an appendix he gives short notes to 608 more persons. Li's source material contained literary sources, local gazetteers and official biographies. The biographies are arranged in seven categories.
The book was printed during the 1860s.

國朝先正事略續編,即《中興將帥別傳》。 又名《咸豐以來功臣別傳》、《中興名臣事略》、《國朝先正事略續編》。清朱孔彰(1842-1919)撰。三十卷,附續編六卷。孔彰字仲我(原名孔陽、字仲武),晚號圣和老人,江蘇蘇州人。光緒舉人。父駿聲,少承家學,咸豐十年投曾國藩軍,充慕僚。熟悉湘軍將帥,參考有關資料百三十余種,纂成是書。記述咸豐以來曾國藩、胡林翼、左宗棠、曾國荃、僧格林沁、烏蘭泰、駱秉章及華爾、勒伯勒東、弋登等百五十余人鎮壓太平天國、捻軍及西北、云貴少數民族起義史實,并記載左宗棠進軍新疆過程等。分別以人立傳,大抵傳后有評論。《續編》記李鴻章等十四人事跡。有光緒二十四年(1898)漸學廬叢書本。 Wu 130
Table 1. Contents of the Guochao xianzheng shilüe 國朝先正事略
名臣 Mingchen Eminent officials
名儒 Mingru Famous Confucians
經學 Jingxue Scholarship
文苑 Wenyuan The garden of literati
遺逸 Yiyi Scholars in retirement
循良 Xunli Crual and benevolent persons
孝義 Xiaoyi Persons displaying filial piety
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