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IV.B.1. Political Chronologies

The "Basic Annals" of the Sung History have been translated into Japanese as:
  Sōdaishi nenpyō
(Chronological tables of the Sung dynasty).
Aoyama Sadao 青山定雄 and the Sōshi teiyō hensan kyōryoku iinkai
Ref (J) DS751.S63 1967x v.1 Volume 1, Hoku-Sō 北宋 (Northern Sung).
Tokyo: Tōyō bunko, 1967. 201 and 16 p.
Ref (J) DS751.S63 1967x v.2 Volume 2, Nan-Sō 南宋 (Southern Sung).
Tokyo: Tōyō bunko, 1974. 276 and 17 p.

Year-by-year tables of important political events and civil and military appointments, with a second table noting significant cultural events. Generally one page for each year. Corresponding year dates for Korea, Liao, Hsi‑hsia, Chin, and Yuan are noted. A chronology of astrological portents and natural disasters is appended.
This partly supersedes:
  Chronique de la dynastie des Sung (960-1279).
Christian Cochini and Anna Seidel trans.
Munich: Universität München, Ostasiatisches Seminar, 1968. 257 p,

which translates and indexes the section on Sung in the
Ref (C) DS733.C645 1962x
LoC: DS733 .C5843 China
Chung-wai li-shih nien-piao
(Chronological tables of Chinese and foreign history).
Chien Po-tsan 翦伯贊 et al. comp.
Peking: Chung-hua shu-chü, 1961. 883 p.
Events from Sung history, as found in
Ref (C) DS733.F38 1985
LoC: DS733 .F38 1985 China
Chung-kuo li-shih ta-shih nien-piao
(Chronological tables of major events in Chinese history).
Feng Chün-shih 馮君實 ed.
N.p: Liao-ning jen-min ch'u-pan she, 1985. 521 p,

have been supplemented with biographical information (including date of figure's death), further details on foreign relations, and brief descriptions of major domestic policy initatives during the Sung, Five Dynasties, Liao, Chin, and Hsia and published separately as:
2512/5675 Chung-kuo li-shih ta-shih pien-nien: Wu-tai, Shih-kuo, Sung, Liao, Hsia, Chin
(Chronology of major events in Chinese history: Five Dynasties, Ten Kingdoms, Sung, Liao, Hsia, and Chin).
Peking: Pei-ching ch'u-pan, 1987. 695 p.


  Bei Song wangchao dashi nianbiao (960-1127); Nan Song wangchao dashi nianbiao (1127-1279)
北宋王朝大事系年表(公元960-1127年); 南宋王朝大事系年表(公元1127-1279年)
(Chronology of Main Events during the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127); Chronology of Main Events during the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279))
Liu Kuntai 劉坤太


Of note is the first chronological index to the Sung hui-yao. This lists the dates for all the documents in the Sung hui-yao in chronological order, thus creating a guide to the most complete chronological history of the Sung period. This work may also appear as a computer database.

  Sō kaiyō shūkō hennen sakuin
(Chronological Index to Collected Statutes of the Song Dynasty Reconstructed).
Umehara Kaoru 梅原郁 comp.
Kyōto: Jinbun kagaku kenkyūjo, 1995.

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