T of C 
Home
My
Work
Hand-
books
Qin as
Object
Qin in
Art
Poetry
/ Song
Hear
Qin
Play
Qin
Analysis History Ideo-
logy
Miscel-
lanea
More
Info
Personal email me search me
SXGQP     Table of Contents 首頁
Songxianguan Qinpu
Qin Handbook of Pine String Hall
松絃館琴譜
1614 

Preface
by Wu Zhao1
from Qinqu Jicheng, Vol. 8
Beijing, Zhonghua Shuju Chuban Faxing, 1989

[This is a] hidden old stored book from the late Qing period in the collection of the Music Research Bureau of the Chinese Academy of Arts. It was "compiled" by the Ming dynasty founder of the Yushan Qin School, Yan Cheng of Changshu. The original book was printed in Ming Wanli emperor's jiayin year (1614 CE), with the original volume stored with the Yan family in Changshu. Because of meeting the ravaging and burning by soldiers at the end of the Ming dynasty, "half the printing blocks were missing", Yan Zheng's grandson Yan Bing, in the Qing Shunzhi emperor's bingshen year (1656) "examined the original manuscript in the family collection and by hand wrote out the missing parts, contributing these for the transfer to printing blocks, editing them to form the complete book". (For this writing see in afterword by Yan Bing in the Songxuanguan Qinpu rare volumes in the collection of the Shanghai and Nanjing libraries). Yan Zhang's foreward points out....(translation incomplete)

 
Footnotes (Shorthand references are explained on a separate page)

1. 吳鉊
(Return)

Return to the annotated handbook list or to the Guqin ToC.