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Pingding Guanlong jilüe 平定關隴紀略

Aug 22, 2011 © Ulrich Theobald

Pingding Guanlong jilüe 平定關隴紀略 "Military annals of the pacification of Shaanxi and Gansu" is a private history of the war against the Muslim insurgencies in Shaanxi and Gansu. It was written by the Qing-period 清 (1644-1911) historians Yi Kongzhao 易孔昭 xxx and Hu Fujun 胡孚駿.

The 13-juan long book describes the invasion of Shaanxi by the rebel leader Lan Dashun 藍大順 (1826-1864) from Sichuan, the joint operation of the Muslims and the Nian rebels 捻 in southern Shaanxi and the pacification of this province by Zuo Zongtang 左宗棠 (1812-1885) in 1867. The book covers the time from 1862 to 1873. It was still unfinished in 1878, when Yi Kongzhao was expectant official in Lanzhou, Gansu. Provincial surveillance commissioner Wei Guangtao 魏光燾 (1837-1916) - himself author of the report Kanding Xinjiang ji 勘定新疆記 - therefore ordered Hu Fujun and Liu Ranliang 劉然亮 to continue the manuscript. The book was finished in 1887.

This chronicle is very important as a document because it quotes numerous memorials and reports to the throne. The first half of the book covers the campaigns in Shaanxi and Gansu, the second half that against the Muslim uprisings in Gansu. The last juan includes information about the logistics of the Qing troops and the restructing of the local administration after the war. It was printed in 1887.

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