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Shancanpu 山蠶譜

Mar 29, 2024 © Ulrich Theobald

Shancanpu 山蠶譜 is a book on wild silkworms written by Zhang Song 張崧 (juren degree 1726), courtesy name Luochi 洛赤, style Zhongfeng 鍾峯, from Ninghai 寧海.

It is recorded in the agricultural section of the bibliographical chapter (Yiwen zhi 藝文志) of the local gazetteer Shandong tongzhi 山東通志 from the Guangxu reign-period 光緒 (1875-1908). The book is divided into 10 chapters describing how to raise wild silkworms in the region of Denglai 登萊, Shandong. It has a rather scholarly character, as can be seen in the many quotations from literature towards the end of the book, for instance, of Zhou Liangong 周亮工 (1612-1672).

Wang Yuhu 王毓瑚, ed. (1964). Zhongguo nongxue shulu 中國農學書錄 (Beijing: Nongye chubanshe), 217.