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Classical Historiography for Chinese History

Research guide for Chinese Historiography

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  • Dong Zuobin 董 作 賓. Chronological Tables of Chinese History. 中 國 年 歷 總 譜. 2 vols. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 1960.
  • Fang Shiming 方 詩 銘 , Fang Xiaofen 方 小 芬 . Zhongguo shi li ri he Zhong xi li dui zhao biao 中 國 史 歷 日 和 中 西 歷 日 對 照 表 . Shanghai: Shanghai xi shu chu ban she, 1987.
  • Historical Calenders of China, the West and Islam 中 西 回 史 日 歷. Taibei: Yi wen yin shu guan, 1972.
  • Tchang, Matthias. Synchronismes chinois. Varietes Sinologiques, no. 24. Shanghai: Mission Catholique, 1905. Reprint Taibei: Cheng wen, 1967.
  • Xue Zhongsan 薛 仲 三, Ouyang Yi 歐 陽 頤. A Sino-Western Calender for Two Thousand Years: 1-2000 A.D. 兩 千 年 中 西 歷 對 照 表. Changsha: Shang wu yin shu guan.
  • Zhang Peiyu 張培瑜. San qian wu bai nian li ri tian xiang三 千 五 百 年 歷 日 天 象 (Three thousand five hundred years of astronomical and chronological tables). 鄭 州 Zhengzhou, 1997. Covers 1500 B.C. to A.D. 2050 with unprecedented precision.
  • Zheng Hesheng 鄭 鶴 聲. Jin shi Zhong xi shi ri dui zhao biao 近 世 中 西 時 日 對 照 表. Shanghai: Commercial Press, 1936.

There are other more specialized sources. See:

  • Warring states
    • Miao Wenyuan 繆 文 遠. Zhanguo shi xi nian ji zheng 戰 國 史 系 年 輯 正 (Collected corrections for the chronology of the Warring States). Chengdu: Ba shu, 1997. This new work is based on three sources: the Zhu shu ji nian 竹 書 紀 年 ; the Qin chronology excavated at Yunmeng (known as the Bian nian ji 編 年 記 ); and the manuscript Zhanguo zong heng jia shu 戰 國 縱 橫 家 書 from Mawangdui. It does not have an index, however.
  • Tang
    • Kroll, Paul. "Basic Data on Reign Dates and Local Government," in T'ang Studies 5 (1987): 95-104.
  • Ming
    • Hazelton, Keith. A Synchronic Chinese-Western Daily Calender, 1341-1661 A.D.. Ming Research Series. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1985.
    • Ming du fu nian biao 明 督 撫 年 表 (Chronology of official service by Ming dynasty provincial governors). Beijing: Zhong hua shu ju, 1982.
  • Qing
    • Ku, Hung-ting. Grand Secretariat in Ch'ing China : A Chronological List. Chinese Materials Center, 1980.
    • Qing dai zhi guan biao 清 代 職 官 表 (Chronological tables of official service by position during the Qing period). Beijing: Zhong hua shu ju, 1980.
    • Zhu Baojiong 朱 保 炯, & Xie Peilin 謝 沛 霖. Ming Qing jin shi ti ming bei lu suo yin 明 清 進 士 題 名 碑 錄 索 引 (Chronological index to Ming and Qing jin shi 進 士 civil examination rolls). 3 vols. Shanghai: Shanghai gu ji chu ban she, 1980.