Talk:A Chinese Biographical Dictionary

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Reigns[edit]

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Northern Sung Dynasty
Tai Tsu (960 AD - 976 AD)
Tai Tsung       (976 AD - 997 AD)
Chen Tsung      (997 AD - 1022 AD)
Jen Tsung       (1022 AD - 1063 AD)
Ying Tsung      (1063 AD - 1067 AD)
Shen Tsung (Seng Tsung) (1067 AD - 1085 AD)
Che Tsung       (1085 AD - 1100 AD)
Hui Tsung       (1100 AD - 1126 AD)
Chin Tsung      (1126 AD - 1127 AD)

Ching Dynasty
Tai Tsu (Nurhachu)      (1616 AD - 1626 AD)
Tai Tsung       (1626 AD - 1643 AD)
Shih Tsu        (1643 AD - 1661 AD)
Sheng Tsu       (1661 AD - 1722 AD)
Shih Tsung      (1722 AD - 1735 AD)
Kao Tsung       (1735 AD - 1796 AD)
Jen Tsung       (1796 AD - 1820 AD)
Hsuan Tsung     (1820 AD - 1850 AD)
Wen Tsung       (1850 AD - 1861 AD)
Mu Tsung        (1861 AD - 1875 AD)
Te Tsung        (1875 AD - 1908 AD)
Pu I (Yi)       (1908 AD - 1912 AD)

Wilkinson/ Chinese History: A New Manual: Giles "full of inaccuracies..."[edit]

Wilkinson/ Chinese History: A New Manual: Giles "full of inaccuracies and the selection leaves much to be desired. Between one third and and a half of the dates are wrong because Giles supposed that if somebody is recorded as having died in 1200 aged 63 he or she must have been born in 1137 (in most cases 1138 would have been a better guess")." (p.157).

The Google Books version apparently does not mention Giles. However even if it does the purpose of wikisource is to "faithfully reproduce" the original work regardless of inaccuracies. Solomon7968 (talk) 07:26, 23 November 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for asking. The quote from Wilkinson is from the "New Manual" of 2013, which is not (yet?) on Google. I have the 2013 version before me as I write, and the quote is indeed on p. 157. However, I agree with you that the function of Wikisource is simply to make resources available. It's up to editors to make careful use of them. CWH (talk) 21:27, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
That quote is also in the second edition, too, as I came across it. It's one reason I haven't worked on this lately--though it still would be nice if it would get finished someday. Rigadoun (talk) 02:48, 17 July 2014 (UTC)