The Compilation of the Qingshi (Qing History) and Stylistic Innovation in Historiography

December 2009
Chinese Studies in History;Winter2009/2010, Vol. 43 Issue 2, p33
Academic Journal
This article details the task of the style subcommittee under the National Committee of the Qing History Project in finding and determining an appropriate style for the new ongoing Qing History, as well as the exchange of diverse views and disputes among scholars. By tracing the change of style in the history of historiography and focusing on the proposal and practices of recent late historians, the subcommittee decided after numerous consultations and meetings to adopt a new synthetic style for the Qing History, which will both reflect a continuity with traditional historiography and manifest contemporary characteristics and concerns.


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