Tangyu jizhuan 唐餘紀傳 "The last of the Tang" is a book on the Southern Tang dynasty 南唐 (937-975) written by the Ming-period 明 (1368-1644) scholar Chen Ting 陳霆 (jinshi degree 1502), courtesy name Shengbo 聲伯. He hailed from Deqing 德清, Zhejiang, and was first supervising secretary in the Ministry of Justice (xingke jishizhong 刑科給事中), and then took over eductional positions in several prefectures. He finished his career as *assistant eduction intendant (tiyue jian 提學僉) of the province of Shanxi.
Chen was a famous intellectual and scholar. He also wrote the biji-style books Shantang suoyu 山堂瑣語 and Shuinangao 水南稿, as well as the poetry critique Zhushantang shihua 渚山堂詩話 and Zhushantang cihua 渚山堂詞話.
The 24-juan long Tangyu jizhuan follows the concept that the Southern Tang were the rightful heirs of the great Tang dynasty 唐 (618-907). The arrangement of the book imitates that of the official dynastic history Xin wudashi 新五代史 with imperial annals-biographies, normal biographies, and specialized collective biographies and one single treatise, but has not the same literary and scholarly quality. It is included in the Siku quanshu 四庫全書 corpus.
|家人傳||Consorts and princes|
|忠節傳||Persons displaying loyalty and sincerity|
|義行傳||Persons displaying righteous conduct|
|17||方技傳||Magicians and diviners|
|18||伶人傳||Masters of music|
|20||志略||Treatise: 疆土 Jiangtu Geography|
|21||附錄||Appendix: 契丹 The Kitans|