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V. Biographical Dictionaries and Indexes to Biographical Information

V.A. BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARIES


Biographies of Sung figures will be found in historical encyclopedias listed in Section IV. There is one biographical dictionary for the Sung period:
Ref (W) DS751.5.S96
LoC: DS751.5 .S96
Sung Biographies.
Herbert Franke, ed.
Wiesbaden: Steiner, 1976.
4 volumes.

Vols. 1-3 contain 406 biographies, prepared by various scholars; Vol. 4 contains 35 biographies of painters. There is no index; there is a table of contents. Biographies are in alphabetical order.
For painters see, in addition to Volume 4 of Sung Biographies:
R6104/2982Ref
(C) ND1048.C4
LoC: ND1048 .C4 (Orien China)
T'ang Sung hua-chia jen-ming tz'u-tien
唐宋畫家人名辭典
(Personal-name dictionary of T'ang and Sung painters).
Chu Chu-yü 朱鑄禹
Peking: Chung-kuo ku-tien i-shu ch'u-pan-she, 1958. 29 and 491p

as well as
6105/7904
LoC: ND1048 .S84 1984 China
Sung Liao Chin hua‑chia shih‑liao
宋遼金畫家史料
(Historical materials on Sung, Liao, and Chin painters).
Ch'en Kao-hua 陳高華
Peking: Wen-wu ch'u-pan she, 1983. 13 and 853 p.

For painters note also:
Ref (W) ND1043.3.C3
LoC: ND1043.3 .C3
An Index of Early Chinese Painters and Paintings: T'ang, Sung, Yuan.
James Cahill, with Osvald Sirén and Ellen Johnston Laing.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1980. 391 p.

Specifically for the Ch'an Buddhists, see
Ref (J) BQ9259.Z45
LoC: BQ9259 .Z45
Zengaku daijiten.
禪學大辭典
(Great dictionary of Ch'an Buddhism).
Komazawa daigaku nai Zengaku daijiten hensanjo
駒澤大學內禪學大辭典編纂所 comp.
Tokyo: Daishūkan shoten, 1978. 3 volumes.

Biographies will also be found in various historical encyclopedias, in particular the Sung shih volume of the Chung-kuo li-shih ta tz'u-tien, the Ajia rekishi daijiten, and in the work immediately below.
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