Wudai Huiyao

Wudai Huiyao (五代會要, "Institutions of the Five Dynasties Period") is a Chinese historiography book on the Five Dynasties period (roughly 907–960) of ancient China, written by the Song Dynasty chancellor Wang Pu (922–982), who had personally served the last 2 of the 5 dynasties, namely the Later Han and the Later Zhou.

Wudai Huiyao
AuthorWang Pu
Original title五代會要 (Wǔdài Huìyào)
CountryChina (Song Dynasty)
LanguageClassical Chinese
GenreChinese historiography
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五代會要 (Wǔdài Huìyào) at Chinese Wikisource

After collecting as much information on government systems in the chaotic period as he could find, he carefully examined the material before compiling it into Wudai Huiyao. The work was presented, along with Wang's Tang Huiyao, the Tang Dynasty counterpart, to Emperor Taizu of Song. It was published in 30 chapters.


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