Three Commentaries on the Spring and Autumn Annals

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The Three Commentaries on the Spring and Autumn Annals (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Chūn Qiū Sān Zhuàn), are a series of works that annotate the classic Chinese historical text the Spring and Autumn Annals. They comprise the Zuo Zhuan, Gongyang Zhuan and Guliang Zhuan.

Both the Book of Han and the Records of the Grand Historian provide detailed information on the origins of the three texts. Two further commentaries, the Zou Shi Zhuan (鄒氏傳) and the Jia Shi Zhuan (夾氏傳) were known to exist but are now lost.