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The book is a biographical history books recording the history of Tang dynasty in 225 chapters, therein, 50 annals and 150 biographies of celebrities, etc. Organized by Ouyang Xiu in the years of the Emperor Qi of the northern Song dynasty 9981061 ), it was completed in the 5th year of the Emperor Jiayou of Song dynasty(1060) and presented to the government by Chang Gongliang. The book selects materials from the memorial to the throne, the narration of the descendants, the scripts on the stele, and various unofficial historical archives, notes and fictions. It is added with soldier annals which describe the military system and its variations in Tang dynasty, selection annals which mainly record the origin, imperial examination, election and appraisal of officials, and the guardian annals, which is an innovation for the first time. It restores the chart-setting tradition of the Records of the Grand Historian and the Book of Han, setting up four charts of prime ministers, regions, imperial clan and minister clan which is extremely outstanding for figure index. Since Song dynasty, it had been pointed out that there were a lot of mistakes in the clan charts included therein. Early engraved in the year of the Emperor Ren of Northern dynasty, the existing book is composed of eight chapters, 125 chapters in 16 lines of Northern Song dynasty and 2 chapters in 10 line of Southern Song dynasty. The Baina version of Hanfen Lou Book Store is the photoprinted version of the books mentioned above. The Wuyingdian Version in the years of the Emperor Qianlong of Qing dynasty was spread widely. The Zhonghua Book Company version is the best version until now compiled with Baina version as the master copy in reference to other versions.
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Book Description Zhonghua Book Company; 1 (January 1, 1991), 1991. Soft cover. Condition: New. Language:Chinese.Author:OU YANG XIU.Binding:SoftCover.Publisher:Zhonghua Book Company; 1 (January 1, 1991). Seller Inventory # 142333