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Regional Histories (zaiji lei 載記類)


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Regional Histories (zaiji lei 載記類) is a subcategory in traditional Chinese bibliographies and part of the category of Historiography (shibu 史部). The regions concerned were often seen as a competitor to the righteous dynasty. These can be states like Wu 吳 and Yue 越 from the Warring States period 戰國 (5th cent.-221 BCE), or the Sixteen States 十六國 (300~430) from the Eastern Jin period 東晉 (317-420), or the Southern Tang dynasty 南唐 (937-975) during the Five Dynasties period 五代 (907-960). The largest part of the books in this section are neutral historical descriptions of certain regions, like the Huayang guo zhi 華陽國志, a history of early Sichuan and the region of Hanzhong 漢中. Two books in this section, the Chaoxian shilüe 朝鮮史略 and the Yueshilüe 越史略, are descriptions of foreign states (Korea and Vietnam, respectively). The section of regional histories in the collectaneum Siku quanshu 四庫全書 includes 23 books.

書名 Title Author(s)
吳越春秋 十卷 Wu-Yue chunqiu (Han) 趙曄 Zhao Ye
越絕書 十五卷 Yuejueshu (Han) 袁康 Yuan Kang, 吳平 Wu Ping
蜀王本紀 * Shuwang benji (Han) 揚雄 Yang Xiong
徐偃王志 * Xu Yanwang zhi () NN
華陽國志 十二卷 Huayang guozhi (Jin) 常璩 Chang Qu
鄴中記 一卷 Yezhongji (Jin) 陸翽 Lu Hui
三十國春秋 * Sanshiguo chunqiu (Jin) 蕭方等 Xiao Fangdeng
十六國春秋 一百卷 Shiliuguo chunqiu (Wei) 崔鴻 Cui Hong (?)
蠻書 十卷 Manshu (Tang) 樊綽 Fan Chuo
釣磯立談 一卷 Diaoji litan (Southern Tang) 史虛白 Shi Xubai
江南野史 十卷 Jiangnan yeshi (Song) 龍袞 Long Gun
江南別錄 一卷 Jiangnan bielu (Song) 陳彭年 Chen Pengnian
江表志 三卷 Jiangbiaozhi (Song) 鄭文寶 Zheng Wenbao
江南餘載 二卷 Jiangnan yuzai (Song) Anon.
三楚新錄 三卷 San Chu xinlu (Song) 周羽梨 Zhou Yuli
五國故事 二卷 Wuguo gushi (Song) Anon.
蜀檮杌 二卷 Shu taowu (Song) 張唐英 Zhang Tangying
馬氏南唐書 三十卷 Mashi Nantangshu (Song) 馬令 Ma Ling
陸氏南唐書 十八卷 Lushi Nantangshu (Song) 陸游 Lu You
吳越備史 四卷 Wu-Yue beishi (Song) 錢儼 Qian Yan
楚史檮杌 * Chushi taowu (Song) NN; (Yuan) 吾衍 Wu Yan (comp.)
西夏事略 一卷 (存目) Xixia shilüe (Song) 王稱 Wang Cheng (?)
紅冊 (忽蘭迭卜帖兒) * Hulan debther (Yuan) 公哥朵兒只 Kun-dgah rdo-rje
安南志略 十九卷 Annan zilüe (An Nam chí lược) (Trần) 黎崱 Lê Tắc
黃金史 * Huangjinshi (Ming)
唐餘紀傳 二十四卷 (存目) Tangyu jizhuan (Ming) 陳霆 Chen Ting
南詔事略 一卷 (存目) Nanzhao shilüe (Ming) 顧應祥 Gu Yingxiang
吳越紀餘 五卷 (存目) Wu-Yue jiyu (Ming) 錢貴 Qian Gui
南詔野史 一卷 (存目) Nanzhao yeshi (Ming) 楊慎 Yang Shen (?)
越史略 三卷 Yueshilüe (Đại Việt sử lược) () NN
朝鮮史略 六卷 Chaoxian shilüe (Joseon saryak) () NN
朝鮮志 Chaoxianzhi (Joseon ji) () NN
南明野史 * Nanming yeshi (Qing) "南沙三余氏 Nansha sanyu shi"
欽定蒙古源流 (Qinding) Menggu yuanliu (Qing) 薩囊徹辰 "Sanang Chechen"
十國春秋 一百十四卷 Shiguo chunqiu (Qing) 吳任臣 Wu Renchen
泐史 * Leshi (Yuan, Ming, Qing) NN
蒙兀兒史記 * Mengwur shiji (Qing) 屠寄 Tu Ji
皇朝藩部要略 * Huangchao fanbu yaolüe (Qing) 祁韻士 Qi Yuanshi
西夏記 * Xixiaji (Rep) 戴錫章 Dai Xizhang

* not included in the collectaneum Siku quanshu 四庫全書, the catalogue Siku quanshu zongmu tiyao 四庫全書總目題要, nor the Xuxiu siku quanshu 續修四庫全書


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