Lushi (book)

The Lushi (Chinese: 路史; lit. 'Grand History') is an unofficial history of China written by Southern Song Dynasty scholar Luo Mi (罗泌; 1131–1203), with key assistance from his son Luo Ping (罗苹). As Lushi mixes historical facts with legends and folklore, its reliability has been disputed by historians. However, it is a valuable work for the study of ancient Chinese mythology.[1] The extant version of Lushi was assembled by the later scholars based on Luo's work.[2]

AuthorLuo Mi
Original title路史
CountrySouthern Song Dynasty China
LanguageClassical Chinese
SubjectChinese history and mythology
Publication date
12th century


  1. ^ Zhu, Xianlin (October 2011). 从罗泌《路史》看中国的“神话历史”. Literature and Art Criticism (in Chinese). Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  2. ^ Zhu, Xianlin (April 2011). "A Study of Luo Mi's Pedigree and His Book Lushi". Ancient Civilization. Northeastern Normal University. Retrieved 21 February 2014.