Shui Jing Zhu
Shui Jing Zhu (Chinese: 水經注; pinyin: Shuǐ jīng zhù, literally "Commentary on the Waterways Classic") is a work on the ancient geography of China. It is an annotated and much expanded version of an older text, the Shui Jing ("Waterways Classic"), which has been lost.
The original version of the Waterways Classic, describing 137 different rivers in China, was traditionally believed to have been compiled by Sang Qin (桑欽) in the Han dynasty. Qing dynasty scholars gave it a later date, the Three Kingdoms period, because of the names of the counties and commanderies. Its authorship is attributed to Jin Dynasty scholar Guo Pu (郭璞), with later commentary by Li Daoyuan; only Li's commentary is known to survive. Li Daoyuan's 40-volume, 300,000-word version includes 1252 rivers.
The work describes and maps the waterways of ancient China. The book is divided into sections by river, each described with its source, course, and major tributaries, with not just geographical but also cultural and historical information.
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