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Houhanji 後漢紀 "Annals of the Later Han Dynasty"


The Houhanji 後漢紀 "Annals of the Later Han dynasty" (25-220 AD) in 30 juan "scrolls" by Yuan Hong 袁宏, a Jin period 晉 (265-420) historian, is only one of several histories of the Later Han period later overshadowed by Fan Ye's 范曄 Houhanshu 後漢書, which was granted the status of official dynastic history. Yuan Hong's history is one of the few "alternative histories" of the Later Han that survived without greater losses. Yuan Hong made use of older histories of the Later Han period, like the books of Xie Cheng 謝承, Sima Biao 司馬彪 and Hua Jiao 華嶠, but he also collected other material, like biographies, imperial diaries (Han Ling-Xian qijuzhu 漢靈獻起居注) or collections of court memorials submitted to the throne by high officials (Han mingchen zou 漢名臣奏).

Sources:
Li Xueqin 李學勤, Lü Wenyu 呂文鬰 (1996). Siku da cidian 四庫大辭典, vol. 1, p. 1539. Changchun: Jilin daxue chubanshe.
Wu Shuping 吳樹平 (1992). "Houhanji 後漢紀", in: Zhongguo da baike quanshu 中國大百科全書, Zhongguo lishi 中國歷史, vol. 1, pp. 372 f. Beijing/Shanghai: Zhongguo da baike quanshu chubanshe.


Contents
1-8. 光武帝紀 Guangwudi
9.-10. 明帝紀 Mingdi
11.-12. 章帝紀 Zhangdi
13.-14. 和帝紀 Hedi
15. 殤帝紀 Shangdi
16.-17. 安帝紀 Andi
18.-19. 順帝紀 Shundi
20. 質帝紀 Zhidi
21.-22. 桓帝紀 Huandi
23.-25. 靈帝紀 Lingdi
26.-30. 獻帝紀 Xiandi
Chinese literature according to the four-category system

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