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Emperor Huan and Emperor Ling

being the Chronicle of the Later Han dynasty
for the years for the years 157 to 189 AD
as recorded in Chapters 54 to 59 of the Zizhi tongjian of Sima Guang.

Internet edition 2003

 

Translated and annotated by Rafe de Crespigny

Faculty of Asian Studies, Australian National University


NOTE: This work was originally published in the Asian Studies Monographs: New Series No. 12 of the Faculty of Asian Studies at The Australian National University, Canberra 1989 [ISBN 0 7315 0655 3]. Internet publication October 2003.
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The complete text of Emperor Huan and Emperor Ling is published below as a set of seven PDF documents.

TABLE OF CONTENTS AND LINKS TO PDF DOCUMENTS

Parts from FOREWORD to TABLES [ pdf large file 122 kb]

FOREWORD to this Internet edition

PREFACE to the 1989 hard-copy edition

INTRODUCTION
Sima Guang and his Chronicle History
The Arrangement of the Translation and the Notes
An Outline of the Military Organisation of Later Han Empire
The Political Situation of 157 AD
Notes to the Introduction
TABLES
The Emperors of the Two Han dynasties
Chronology 157 to 189 AD

TRANSLATION AND NOTES

  [pages of the 1996 edition]
Chapter 54 [ pdf large file 430kb]
Yongshou 3: 157
Yanxi 1: 158
Yanxi 2: 159
Yanxi 3: 160
Yanxi 4: 161
Yanxi 5: 162
Yanxi 6: 163


1 [Notes at 265]
4 [270]
8 [278]
25 [307]
29 [311]
33 [318]
39 [325]

CHAPTER 55 [ pdf large file 433 kb]
Yanxi 7: 164
Yanxi 8: 165
Yanxi 9: 166

44 [330]
55 [344]
67 [367]

CHAPTER 56 [ pdf large file 476 kb]
Yongkang 1: 167
Jianning 1: 168
Jianning 2: 169
Jianning 3: 170
Jianning 4: 171

82 [389]
89 [401]
104 [423]
119 [453]
121 [457]
CHAPTER 57 [ pdf large file 486 kb]
Xiping 1: 172
Xiping 2: 173
Xiping 3: 174
Xiping 1: 175
Xiping 2: 176
Xiping 3: 177
Guanghe 1: 178
Guanghe 2: 179
Guanghe 3: 180

123 [462]
130 [477]
131 [479]
132 [481]
135 [490]
137 [493]
145 [505]
154 [520]
164 [531]
CHAPTER 58 [ pdf large file 310 kb]
Guanghe 4: 181
Guanghe 5: 182
Guanghe 6: 183
Zhongping 1: 184
Zhongping 2: 185
Zhongping 3: 186
Zhongping 4: 187

167 [537]
171 [542]
174 [546]
177 [549]
191 [564]
199 [574]
201 [575]
CHAPTER 59 [ pdf large file 183 kb]
Zhongping 5: 188
Zhongping 6: 189

205 [577]
211 [582]
FINDING LIST [ pdf large file 183 kb]
of texts identified as sources for Zizhi tongjian 54-59
at the end of the document
BIBLIOGRAPHY  [ pdf large file 183 kb]  
of works cited in the Notes to the Translation
at the end of the document
MAPS  [ pdf large file 183 kb]
of the Han empire in the time of Emperors Huan and Ling
at the end of the document