Qing xue'an xiaoshi 清學案小識 "Introduction into Qing period philosophy", original title Guochao xue'an xiaoshi 國朝學案小識, shortly called Xue'an xiaoshi 學案小識, is a history of Qing-period 清 (1644-1911) philosophy written by Tang Jian 唐鑒 (1776-1861), courtesy name Jinghai 鏡海.
The book of 15 juan was finished in 1845. It is divided into five parts, the first of which (Chuandao xue'an 傳道學案 "Files of scholars transmitting the Way") presents 261 biographies and descriptions of the teachings of the leading Qing Neo-Confucian philosophers Lu Longqi 陸隴其 (1630-1692), Zhang Lüxiang 張履祥 (1611-1674), Lu Shiyi 陸世儀 (1611-1672) and Zhang Boxing 張伯行 (1651-1725), the second (Yidao xue'an 翼道學案) one scholars "assistin the Way", the third one (Shoudao xue'an 守道學案) scholars "preserving the Way", the fourth one (Jingxue xue'an 經學學案) masters who studied the ancient writings, and the last one (Xinzong xue'an 心宗學案) the main teachings of the "School of the Mind" (xinxue 心學). For each biography, the fellow students and disciples of a particular philosopher are listed, as well as those whom he instructed.
The collection does not consider the fact that Neo-Confucianism had become a widely neglected aspect of Confucianism, yet Tang Jian adheres to the traditional teachings that followed the doctrines of the brothers Cheng Hao 程顥 (1032-1085) and Cheng Yi 程頤 (1033-1107) as well as Zhu Xi 朱熹 (1130-1200), and only mentions the new philological discipline of "Han Studies" (hanxue 漢學) in the fourth part. The book therefore found no wide acceptance, although it is a rich source for the study of Qing period philosophy.
It was reprinted in 1935 by the Commercial Press 商務印書館 and in 1936 by the Shijie Shuju Press 世界書局. It was also published together with the books Song-Yuan xue'an 宋元學案 and Mingru xue'an 明儒學案, as part of the collection Sichao xue'an 四朝學案.