Wudai Huiyao

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五代會要 (Wǔdài Huìyào)
Author Wang Pu
Country China (Song Dynasty)
Language Classical Chinese
Genre Chinese historiography
Publication date
961
Original text
五代會要 (Wǔdài Huìyào) at Chinese Wikisource

Wudai Huiyao (五代會要, "Institutions of the Five Dynasties Period") is a Chinese historiography book on the Five Dynasties period (roughly 907–960) of ancient China, written by the Song Dynasty chancellor Wang Pu (922–982), who had personally served the last 2 of the 5 dynasties, namely the Later Han and the Later Zhou.

After collecting as much information on government systems in the chaotic period as he could find, he carefully examined the material before compiling it into Wudai Huiyao. The work was presented, along with Wang's Tang Huiyao, the Tang Dynasty counterpart, to Emperor Taizu of Song. It was published in 30 chapters.

References[edit]

  • Shimasue Kazuyasu (transl. T. Nakayama) (1978). "Wu-tai hui-yao". In Hervouet, Yves. A Sung Bibliography. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press. p. 177. ISBN 9-622-01158-6. 
  • Theobald, Ulrich. "Wudai huiyao". Chinaknowledge. Retrieved 9 August 2013.