Ming shi-lu

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  • Chinese: 明實錄 (Míng shí lù)

The Míng shí lù, or "Veritable Records of the Ming Dynasty," is a compilation of accounts of the reigns of each emperor of the Chinese Ming Dynasty.

Totalling nearly 40,000 pages of Classical Chinese in the original manuscripts, the Míng shí lù is one of the chief primary sources on Ming history, along with the Míng shǐ 明史, or "Official History of the Ming Dynasty."

While each volume of the Míng shí lù was written shortly after the end of the reign it covers, the Míng shǐ was compiled a century after the fall of the Ming, from Ming period sources such as the Míng shí lù.


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