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南部新書   By: (jin shi 999)

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I recently finished reading Yi Qian's novel, "南部新書" and I must say, it was a captivating and thought-provoking read. The story is set in the Southern region of China and follows the life of a young woman named Xiao Hui, who faces numerous challenges and struggles as she navigates through the complexities of society.

The author's vivid descriptions and detailed character developments really brought the story to life, making it easy for readers to empathize with Xiao Hui and her journey. The novel also delves into important issues such as gender inequality, social class distinctions, and the impact of rapid urbanization on traditional ways of life.

Overall, "南部新書" is a beautifully written and poignant novel that sheds light on the harsh realities of life in rural China. Yi Qian's storytelling is both engaging and thought-provoking, making this book a must-read for anyone interested in exploring the complexities of Chinese society.

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序   先君尚書在章聖朝祥符中,以度支員外郎、直集賢院宰開封。民事多閒,潛心國 史,博聞強記,研深覃精。至於前言往行,孜孜念慮,嘗如不及。得一善事,疏於方 冊,曠日持久,乃成編軸,命曰《南部新書》。凡三萬五千言,事實千[1],成編五, 列卷十。其間所紀,則無遠近,耳目所不接熟者;事無纖巨,善惡足為鑒誡者。忠鯁 孝義,可以勸臣子;因果報應,可以警愚俗;典章儀式,可以識國體;風誼廉讓,可 以勵節概。其餘機辯敏悟[2],怪奇迥特,亦所以誌難知而廣多聞。《爾雅》為六藝鈐 鍵,而采謠誌,考方語。周詩形四方風雅,比興多蟲魚草木之類。小子不肖,叨繼科 目,嘗踐世宦,假守宮鑰[3]。浚涸事休,閱繹家集,因以《新書》次為門類,繕寫淨 本,致於鄉曲,以圖刊鏤。昔班氏家有賜書而擅史學,王准之以左右舊事緘於青箱[4], 卒用名代。敢跂而及,聊緝先志云。子翰林侍讀學士錢明逸序。嘉祐元年十一月十二 日。

甲   自武德至長安四年已前[5],尚書左右僕射並是正宰相。初,豆盧欽望拜左僕射, 不言同中書門下三品,不敢參議朝政。數日... Continue reading book >>

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