Book of Zhou

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Not to be confused with the Yizhoushu 逸周書 (zh:逸周书), also called 周書.

The Book of Zhou (周書/周书; pinyin Zhōu Shū) records the official history of the Chinese/Xianbei dynasty Northern Zhou, and ranks among the official Twenty-Four Histories of imperial China. Compiled by the Tang Dynasty historian Linghu Defen, the work was completed in 636 and consists of 50 chapters, some of which have been lost and replaced from other sources.

The book is criticised[by whom?] for its attempt to glorify the ancestors of Tang Dynasty officials of the time.

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