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Xihu jisheng 西湖紀勝

Dec 15, 2019 © Ulrich Theobald

Xihu jisheng 西湖紀勝 is a local gazetteer on the famous West Lake near Hangzhou 杭州, Zhejiang. The book of 10 juan of length was written by Sun Zicheng 孫自成 (c. 1700), courtesy name Wujie 物皆, style Jie'an 介庵.

There is a rich appendix to the book consisting of a collection of stories of women (Xihu yiyan 西湖遺艷), the chapter Xiling manwen 西泠漫聞 (the story or tale of Feng Xiaoqing 馮小青) and a separate gazetteer on the mountains of the region, the 2-juan long Wushan jisheng 吳山紀勝. The books begins with a map and then quotes extensively from ancient poems and prose writings on the Lake. The following part describes local places as the landscape of and the buildings on Mt. Gushan 孤山 and the mountains north and south.

Li Xueqin 李學勤, Lü Wenyu 呂文郁, eds. (1996). Siku da cidian 四庫大辭典 (Changchun: Jilin daxue chubanshe), Vol. 1, 1079.