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Rao Zongyi: An Historical Account of the Qin
  from the close of the Song to the Jin and Yuan Dynasties 1
饒宗頤﹕宋季金元琴史考述
 

10. Supplementary account 十,補記  

Translation details still in process.2

When this essay was first drafted, because I lacked at hand (the books) Qinshu Cunmu and Qinshi Xu by Zhou Mengpo (Zhou Qinyun); it was very difficult to find them. After (the previous sections) had been written, I purchased them from a bookstore and immediately read through them. Most of the information regarding Song and Jin dynasty qin people was the same; the records regarding the qin work of Shouzhai (Yang Zuan), however, was much abbreviated. But gathering the biography from Qidong Yeyu, and based on Qianqingtang Shumu's record of Zixiadong Qinpu, this essay can fill in where the other has missed. As for Yuan dynasty qin people, the other narrations are more detailed. For example, Zhao Qi, Liu Zunde, Liu Shixian, Guo Fu, Zhang Gui, Ma Xiyuan, Lin Jin, Li Gui, Guo Jiezhi, Yuan Yiran, Zhao Haiyue, Zhu You, Zhang Nanchuang, Liu Cheng, Wang Youheng and Fu Yu, among others, were not mentioned in my writing. One may refer [to the other work] and I will not repeat the information here. The (two) other books often gathered poetry in order to write biographies, but they also missed much. For example, Ni Xiang's biography was based on Dongweizi Ji: Ni Chushi Mu Zhiming; yet the same collection, 9, had Song Qinsheng, Li Ximin Xu, which was not included for some reason. As for the dates in those books, they were often inaccurate; for example, Wu Boying died at the end of the Xingding era during the reign of Emperor Xuanzong of the Jin dynasty (see Yuan Yishan, Xueyan Shi Xu) and could not have entered the Yuan dynasty--this needs to be fixed. Also, Qinshi Xu, 2, under Xu Shen cites Yin Xian Zhi and says: "[his] great-grandfather, Yu, was nicknamed Xueting", noting: "Also written as Xuejiang". Thus Xuejiang and Xueting are the same person, which suffices as evidence that the Xu Xuejiang who associated with Yang Shouzhai and Mao Minzhong was indeed Xu Yuming.

Furthermore, examining the Yuan dynasty Mingru Caotang Shi Yu [卷下 final scroll]: Yin Gongyuan's Qin Quan has the (Song dynasty) "Wei Chi Bei" poem "Ti Lu Shixi Xiang Bi Qin Suo,3 in which he noted himself that "Xiweng's qin were all of the sound of Zhe." Yin (Gongyuan) and Lu (Shixi) were both adherents of the Song dynasty. I have heard that in recent years Zha Fuxi, at the Tianyige (Library) at Ningbo, discovered Zheyin Shizi Qinpu. This has not been recorded before and merits attention. These two things about the Zhe school were not related prior and are noted here.

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Footnotes (Shorthand references are explained on a separate page)
Prof. Rao's original article had no footnotes, so the footnotes below are all added by the translator. The text above uses the brackets { } for Prof. Rao's original bracketed phrases, while the brackets ( ) and [ ] indicate comments added by the translator. In addition, some of the paragraphs in the original article have been sub-divided, with a particular effort being made to highlight Rao's various quotes from historical sources.

1. Song, Jin and Yuan Dynasties (see also article reference)
The period covered in Rao Zongyi's essay includes (with dates, capital city [modern name]):

北宋 Northern Song (960-1126; 東京 Dongjing [開封 Kaifeng])
遼朝 Liao (907-1125; various, including 大定府 Dading Fu - the Central Capital: 中亰 Zhongjing [寧城 Ningcheng?])
南宋 Southern Song (1127-1280; 臨安府 Linan Fu [杭州 Hangzhou])
金 Jin (1115-1260; 汴京 Bianjing [開封 Kaifeng] as well as 中都 Zhongdu [北京 Beijing])
元 Yuan (1206-1280-1368; 大都 Dadu [北京 Beijing])
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2. Initial translation by 金秋雨 Jin Qiuyu.
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3. 尹公遠 Yin Gongyuan
尉遲杯 (題盧石溪響碧琴所)Wei Chi Bei, Ti Lu Shi Xi Xiang Bi Qin Suo

冰絃語。在竹樹、院落深深處。當年野草閑花,何許浮雲飛絮。
征鴻止止,縱汗漫、遊人遠回顧。遲瓊樓、五色簾開,喚醒玄鶴飛舞。
何事夢斷湖山,尚九裏松聲,八月潮怒。三十年余池台淚,應不為、花奴羯鼓。
想天上,群仙老矣,其比似,人間更愁苦。倩畫闌、留住西風,莫教愁入雲去。溪翁琴皆浙音,故雲。
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