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Chinese Local History
Stone Inscriptions From Fukien In The Sung To Ch'ing Periods

ISBN 9780367011376
Published September 13, 2019 by Routledge
203 Pages

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Book Description

During the past few years, some 200 stone inscriptions have been copied by the Chinese historian Lin Renchuan ,.,tt {::.. II\ in different places in South Fukien. In 1987, in the course of a study of the history of land reclamation, I had the occasion to roam through the mountains and coastal plains of South Fukien with Professor Lin, and read his collection. Most of the texts have never been published in any form. A f~w, usually by famous authors such as, for instance, Ts'ai Hsiang~ J._ , have already been included in one or more of the few Fukienese collections of ancient stone and bronze inscriptions known to me1. Some can be traced, in complete or excerpted form, in the municipal or county gazetteers of the area from which they come. A few texts have also been published in modem collections, and one or two have even been translated into Engljsb and been commented upon (not accidentally, the latter concern religion and overseas voyages, traditional subjects of European interest). N"mety percent of these texts, however, have never been collected or quoted before. Lin Renchuan hopes to publish them in Chinese in the near future. Only eight such collections (of original texts, without translations or commentary), with materials drawn from Kiangsu, Soochow, Peking, Shangba;, Yunnan, Canton, Kwangsi and Taiwan, have been published since 19492.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION -- 1. Stone record of the pacification of the pirates -- 2. Stone record of the safeguarding of Kuan-Iing in the 15th district of Chang-p'u County -- 3. Stone record on the reconstruction of the Chao family fortified village in Chang-p'u -- 4. Stone record of the building by the generous Elder Mr. Huang of the family temple in Chih-an village, Hu-hsi. Chin-pu and of the free schools, sacrificial fields, school fields and welfare fields – 5 Stone record of the Clear and Benevolent Temple in An-hai -- 6. Stone tablet of the happy rains of Sub-Prefect Luo 1-wo -- 7. Stone tablet of the repairs of the polders and dikes by County Magistrate Mr. Ching-suo T'an – 8 Stone tablet of the water conservancy of dredging the Kuan-ho River -- 9. Stone record of benefits received by the seashore -- 10. Stone tablet of the repairs of the water conservancy of the Land Outside the South Gate and Mud Gate -- 11. Stone record of virtue and love in T'ai-ning -- 12. Stone tablet of the decision to forbid Lung-hsi County establishing new brokerages -- 13. Stone tablet of the duck permit in Hsi-ch'en. Lung-yen -- 14. Stone tablet of the clearance of the beggar's place in Shih-ma and the decision to turn it into public land -- 15. Stone text of the proclamation against ruffians and beggars in Hsia-lung village -- 16. Stone text of the prohibition to beg in Ta-t'ieh-k'eng -- 17. Stone tablet prohibiting violent strife in Hung-tu township -- 18. Stone tablet of the Imperial Temple of Jade Purity in the Divine Empvrean in P'u-t'ien -- 19. Stone tablet of the miracles performed by T'ien Fei in Ch'anglo -- 20. Stone record of the reconstruction of the Clear and Pure Temple -- 21. Stone record of the graves in Ch'iian-chou. by Chiang Ch'ang-kuei -- 22. Stone tablet of the repairs of the K'ai-yiian Temple -- 23. Stone record of the restoration of the Dragon Hill Temple in An-p'ing town -- 24. Record of the Wan-an Bridge -- 25. Stone record of the Eastern Bridge -- 26. Stone record of the An-p'i!!g Bridge in Shih-ching township -- 27. Stone record of the repairs of Tung-kuan Bridge -- 28. Stone record of the building of the wall of Nan(-an) by Magistrate Tsu -- 29. Stone record of the new construction of the customs office at Han-chiang -- 30. Stone record of the purchase of the Yiian-ch'i Shrine fields -- 31. First border stone of the main lineage family temple in the fortified village Bequeathed Peace -- 32. Second border stone of the main lineage family temple in the fortified village Bequeathed Peace – 33 Inscription on the tomb stone of Mr. Tseng. Prefect On Probation.

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