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Title: 试论《太平御览》的编纂原则 - 以《御览》引《吴越春秋》与《越绝书》为例 = SOME EDITORIAL PRINCIPLES OF THE TAIPING YULAN: CLUES FROM THE CITATIONS OF THE YUE JUE SHU AND WU YUE CHUNQIU
Authors: 赵秀春
CHEW SIEW CHOON
Keywords: Taiping Yulan, Editorial principle, Wuyue Chunqiu, YueJueshu
Issue Date: 26-May- 15
Source: 赵秀春,CHEW SIEW CHOON (0015-05-26). 试论《太平御览》的编纂原则 - 以《御览》引《吴越春秋》与《越绝书》为例 = SOME EDITORIAL PRINCIPLES OF THE TAIPING YULAN: CLUES FROM THE CITATIONS OF THE YUE JUE SHU AND WU YUE CHUNQIU. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Compiled for Emperor Taizong ( r . 976-997) in the early Song dynasty, the Taiping Yulan was intended to be an essential reference for his ruling. By reading three scrolls per day upon its completion, Emperor Taizong hoped to gain a better understanding of state governance. Given the huge collection of data, i t took him around 3 years to finish reading all together 1000 scrolls of the collectanea which covers 55 topical categories from 2579 books. Zhang Shunhui ??? (1911-1992) had pointed out that the "citations" or "descriptions" in the Yulan do not match up with the source- texts from which they were supposedly extracted, as the compilers might not copy their source - texts verbatim. Of ten only the gist of the credited source would be recorded. By comparing the citations in the Yulan to their sources, this study points out the tendencies and the unspoken guidelines of the compilation of the collectanea based on two case studies of the Yue Jue Shu and Wu Yue Chunqiu. By analyzing the differences and the intertwining texts of both works quoted in the Taiping Yulan, this thesis aims to provide some insights on the editorial principles of the collectanea. It discuss the praties of adding, deleting as well as altering texts in ways which the compilers deemed fit and their justification. In some cases, the compilers even "fed" details to the original source by using other sources which contain similar narration of the same event or incident. This study concludes with a discussion of some precautions we should take when we use the Yulan for textual emendation.
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