The Origin of the Qingshi (Qing History) and Its Initial Planning

December 2009
Chinese Studies in History;Winter2009/2010, Vol. 43 Issue 2, p6
Academic Journal
The project of compiling a new Qing History (Qingshi) that is different from A Draft History of the Qing (Qingshigao) is the result of the academic development in the social sciences and an indication of the progress in society. It marks the new millennium that we have just entered. The project should take advantage of the newly discovered documents and other historical materials and should aim to be comprehensive in coverage and superior in quality. In addition, this project will perform the important function of saving the cultural heritage of the Qing dynasty by organizing, categorizing, and archiving the voluminous amount of materials and artifacts that dynasty has left behind.


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