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Sui Mian jishi 綏緬紀事

May 31, 2011 © Ulrich Theobald

The short book Sui Mian jishi 綏緬紀事 "Military affairs of the tranquilization of Myanmar" is a history on the Myanmar campaigns during the Qianlong reign-period 乾隆 (1736-1795). Its author is unknown. The book imitates the style of the official military annals (fanglüe 方略) and presents imperial edicts and palace memorials in chronological order to give a detailed overview of the course of the campaigns. It is only preserved as a manuscript and was never printed.

Sources:
Gao Wende 高文德, ed. (1995). Zhongguo shaoshu minzu shi da cidian 中國少數民族史大辭典 (Changchun: Jilin jiaoyu chubanshe), 1972.
Li Xueqin 李學勤, Lü Wenyu 呂文鬰, ed. (1996). Siku da cidian 四庫大辭典 (Changchun: Jilin daxue chubanshe), Vol. 1, 916.