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III. Bibliographies and Abstracts of Sung-Period SourcesThe most informative guide to Sung-period texts of all sorts is
This selective, classified bibliography includes often detailed discussions of the contents of the works cited. There are separate indexes for book titles, authors, and subjects.
For brief abstracts of some Sung-period texts, see:
This work, including 4900 titles from antiquity to 1911, is said to be the precursor of a projected Chung-kuo ku wen-hsien ta-tz'u-tien 中國古文獻大辭典 with 35,000 titles.
Note that works under I.C. Introductions to the Study of Sung History also introduce selected Sung-period texts.
For a discussion of recent modern critical editions of Sung texts, see:
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