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  • Cheng shi yan Fan lu : Shi liu juan

Other Title

  • 程氏演蕃露 : 十六卷

Translated Title

  • Cheng's Records of Evolving Luxuriant Dewdrops: 16 Juan


  • Cheng shi yan fan lu (Cheng's records of evolving luxuriant dewdrops) was written by Cheng Dachang (1123-95), courtesy name Taizhi, a native of Xiuning, Huizhou (in present-day Anhui). He received his jin shi degree in the 21st year (1151) of the Shaoxing era of Southern Song. Among his official posts were assistant editorial director and senior compiler of the Imperial Secretariat, and minister of personnel. His other works include Shi lun (On poetry) and Yi yuan (Tracing the book of change). The title of this work originated from Chun qiu fan lu (The luxuriant dew of the spring and autumn annals), written by the famed Han thinker Dong Zhongshu (circa 179-circa 104 BC). Dong's work was partially lost by the time of the Southern Song. Cheng was inspired to carry out textual research of that work and develop his own ideas, thus the title. The book has Cheng's own author's preface, dated the seventh year (1180) of the Chunxi era, from which we can deduce the approximate date of the completion of the work. The work contains the results of detailed research of classical quotations. It also records miscellaneous subjects from the Xia, Shang, and Zhou dynasties and on up to the Song. It is especially detailed relating to the Song dynastic systems, with notations on the sources, making it easy to locate them. Si ku quan shu zong mu (General catalog of the imperial Siku collection) praises the work as "in-depth, clear, and sufficient to be used as the basic model." This copy had been held by book collectors of the Qing, including Jiang Tingxi and Wang Shizhong. Presented here are juan 1-10 of this work.


  • Cheng, Dachang, 1123-1195 Author

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  • [Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], 1180.


  • -  China--Anhui Province
  • -  1180
  • -  Chinese classics
  • -  Chinese literature
  • -  Quotations


  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 4 volumes ; 30.3 x 19.1 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: National Library of China.
  • -  Content in Chinese.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
  • -  Title revised per Asian Division.--cc28 2023-01-06


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  • 2021666486

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Cheng, Dachang, Author. Cheng shi yan Fan lu: Shi liu juan. [Place of publication not identified: Publisher not identified, 1180] Pdf.

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Cheng, D. (1180) Cheng shi yan Fan lu: Shi liu juan. [Place of publication not identified: Publisher not identified] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Cheng, Dachang, Author. Cheng shi yan Fan lu: Shi liu juan. [Place of publication not identified: Publisher not identified, 1180] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.