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The three Japanese studies listed below are essential introductions to the primary sources, references tools, and major secondary works for the study of Sung history.

Sudō Yoshiyuki's 周藤吉之 essay on the Five Dynasties and Sung periods in:

(J) D9.S38
LoC: DS803 .S4 Japan
Sekai rekishi jiten
(Encyclopedia of world history).
Vol. 23.
Tokyo: Heibonsha, 1955, pp. 184-204.

Included with this edition of the Guide is Chikusa Masaaki's 竺沙雅章 essay on Sung from:

LoC: DS32.5 .A44 1983 Japan
Ajia rekishi kenkyū nyūmon, 1: Chūgoku
(Introduction to the study of Asian history, 1: China).
Kyoto: Dōhōsha, 1983, pp. 227-268.

Of particular value for social and economic history are Yanagida Setsuko's 柳田節子 and Ihara Hiroshi's 伊原弘 essays on the sources for Sung history and Chinese and Japanese studies, in

J2518/2445 Chūgokushi kenkyū nyūmon
(Introduction to the study of Chinese history).
Yamane Yukio 山根幸夫 ed.
Vol. I.
Tokyo: Yamakawa shuppansha, 1984, pp. 423-570.

Translated into Chinese in

Ref(C) DS735.C543 1990x Chung-kuo-shih yen-chiu chih-nan 3: Sung-shih Liao Chin Yuan shih
中國史研究指南,3: 宋史遼金元史
(Guide to the study of Chinese history 3: Sung history and Liao, Chin, and Yuan history).
Kao Ming-shih高明士 ed. and trans.
Taipei: Lien-ching ch'u-pan-she, 1990. 302p.

Again note Hasegawa's account of postwar Japanese Sung studies:

(W) DS12.A45
LoC: DS12 .A45
"Trends in Postwar Japanese Studies on Sung History: A Bibliographic Introduction."
Hasegawa Yoshio.
Acta Asiatica 50 (1986): 95-120,

which cites the major reference works compiled by Japanese scholars and their studies of the examination and school system, bureaucratic system, and shih-ta-fu class.

The multi-volume series on Chu Hsi school Neo-Confucianism, the Shushigaku taikei includes a one-volume introduction to the sources for Chu Hsi studies:

LoC: B128.C54 S54 Japan
Shushigaku nyūmon
(Introduction to Chu Hsi Confucianism).
Shushigaku taikei 朱子學大系 Vol. I.
Tokyo: Meitoku shuppansha, 1974.

Finally, note Fang Hao's discussion of 60 important primary sources:

LoC: Z3103 .S59 (Orien China)
"Yen-chiu Sung shih ts'an-k'ao shu-chi chü-yao"
(Essential reference works for research on Sung history).
Fang Hao 方豪
Shu-mu chi-k'an 書目季刊 1.1 (1966): 10-14; 1.2 (1966): 73-80; 1.3 (1967): 34-38,

and the discussion of several major primary sources in the bibliography of

(W)JQ 1512.K7
LoC: JQ1512 .K7
Civil Service in Early Sung China, 960-1067.
E. A. Kracke, Jr.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1953, pp. 237-249.

Take note of the following excellent introduction to Yuan studies:

LoC: DS752 .L513 1989 China
Yuan-shih hsueh kai-shuo
(General introduction to the study of Yuan history).
Li Chih-an 李治安 and Wang Hsiao-hsin 王曉欣 eds.
T'ien-chin: T'ien-chin chiao-yü ch'u-pan she, 1989.

This reviews Yuan historical studies, abstracts scholarship in many different fields, and introduces primary sources, reference works, and research tools. There are indexes to secondary scholarship in Chinese, Japanese, Russian, and European languages.

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