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Ying-shih Yü

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231178600

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231178600.001.0001

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Modern Chronological Biography and the Conception of Historical Scholarship

Modern Chronological Biography and the Conception of Historical Scholarship

Chapter:
(p.317) 16. Modern Chronological Biography and the Conception of Historical Scholarship
Source:
Chinese History and Culture
Author(s):

Ying-shih Yü

, Josephine Chiu-Duke, Michael S. Duke
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231178600.003.0016

While comparing Chinese biographical writing with the Western tradition, this article focuses on the evolution of the chronological biography (nianpu). It further discusses how Qing dynasty evidential research (kaozheng) resulted in the chronological biography gradually assuming an independent existence, no longer being a mere appendix to collected works, but becoming an integral component of Chinese historiography.

Keywords:   nianpu, kaozheng, evidential research, chronicle, annals, kairos, chromos, chronological time

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