Book/Printed Material Su mi tan shi guang : liu juan. 蘇米譚史廣 : 六卷.

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  • Su mi tan shi guang : liu juan.

Other Title

  • 蘇米譚史廣 : 六卷.


  • This book is a collection of anecdotes about two great Song masters of poetry, painting, and calligraphy, Su Shi (1037-1101) and Mi Fu (1051-1107). It was compiled by Guo Hua, about whom little is known, reviewed by Xu Richang, and edited by Hu Zhengyan (1580-1671), a painter, calligrapher, and seal carver. Hu Zhengyan published the first Chinese color woodblock print in his house, the famed Shi zhu zhai (Ten Bamboo Studio), where this work also was printed. Su Shi, also called Su Dongpo, gained even greater popularity after death, as people built shrines in his honor and sought to collect his works, portraits, and stone inscriptions about his many travels. Mi Fu, also called Nangong, was known for painting misty landscapes using large wet ink dots applied with a flat brush, was a noted eccentric, and was often called "Madman Mi" for his manners and obsessions. Mi Fu and Su Shi formed a circle of brilliant artists who emphasized personal expression over mere technical excellence. The sources of the anecdotes in this work are not given, so it is difficult to determine their authenticity. The book consists of six juan, in four volumes, with four juan on Su Shi, entitled Dongpo tan shi guang (Selected anecdotes of Dongpo), and two juan on Mi Fu, entitled Nangong tan shi guang (Selected anecdotes of Nangong). The catalog Si ku quan shu cun mu (Catalog of books not included in the Siku Collection) lists only one volume on Su Shi and one volume on Mi Fu, dated 1611. This copy is an enlarged but undated edition, printed probably during the Tianqi reign (1621-27). On its cover is the seal of Ten Bamboo Studio, the publishing house. There are 16 prefatory essays, all by friends of the compiler, who was from Xuancheng County. Among the authors are He Weiran, Wu Congxian, and Mei Shishu and Mei Shiqi, who were also from Xuancheng. One preface, written by Zhang Yishen, describes the occasion when he met the compiler at the Ten Bamboo Studio, and thought of him as "an eloquent, quick-witted and amazing man, and very much in tune with Su and Mi." The work bears a rectangular-shaped seal impression that reads: Qing fen tang shu hua (Records of paintings and calligraphy at the Qingfen Hall). The engraving and printing are exquisite and the text is clear. World Digital Library.


  • He, Weiran, active 16th century-17th century, xu.
  • Shen, Shoukun, xu.
  • Yu, Enye, xu.
  • Wu, Congxian, active 1620-1644, xu.
  • Shi zhu zhai, ke.
  • Chinese Rare Book Collection (Library of Congress).

Created / Published

  • [China] : Shi zhu zhai, [16--?]


  • -  Also available in digital form.
  • -  八行二十字. Eight lines, with twenty characters per line.
  • -  原題:「宣城肩吾郭化輯,有道徐日昌閱,海陽日從胡正言校」是編凡東坡譚史廣四卷,南宮譚史廣二卷。按存目著錄本尚有蘇米史各一卷,序署萬曆三十九年,此本為增廣譚史而作。封回署:「十竹齋藏板」,不著年月,以前編刻於萬曆三十九年推之,此本當刻於天啟間。序文凡十六篇,如何偉然氏等,必皆宣城人,與化同邑里。張一紳序云:一日遊白門,晤於日從齋頭,從旁詢姓名,知為肩吾氏。相與抵掌而譚,如鋒譚剌,令人驚怖,乃知其氣類。此書剞劂精雅,疏朗〓目,在十竹齋刻書中,可與畫譜並駕。卷內有「清芬堂書畫記」長方印。何偉然(序),沈壽崑(序),俞恩燁(序),吳從先(序),王山(序),沈壽崑(序),濮陽士彥(序),周本正(序),徐日覲(序),戚希瑗(序),徐暾(序),徐造(序),張一紳(序),梅士俶(序),丁益高(序),梅士旂(序) .
  • -  是編凡"東坡譚史廣"四卷,"南宮譚史廣"二卷.
  • -  紙色墨色皆不均,請注意調校.


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  • 2012402095

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He, Weiran, Active 16Th Century-17Th Century, Xu, Shoukun Shen, Enye Yu, Congxian Wu, Ke Shi Zhu Zhai, and Chinese Rare Book Collection. Su MI Tan Shi Guang: Liu Juan. [China: Shi zhu zhai, 16--?, 1600] Image.

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He, W., Shen, S., Yu, E., Wu, C., Shi Zhu Zhai, K. & Chinese Rare Book Collection. (1600) Su MI Tan Shi Guang: Liu Juan. [China: Shi zhu zhai, 16--?] [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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