The paper studies the famous late Ming early Qing literati and scholar-official Qian Qianyi's (1582-1664) course and intention of his writing the accounts of late Yuan rebels, the Ming founder Zhu Yuanzhang included, who aspired to overthrow the Mongol regime and build their own dynasty. It dates the work of 1627 although Qian's preface to it was written in 1642. It suggests that Qian's preface conveyed his unforgiveness to the unsympathetic Chongzhen emperor who would lose his throne and the Ming dynasty in a couple of years.
|Translated title of the contribution||The writing and the date of Qian Qianyi’s Guochu qunxiong shilue [Biographical sketches of contenders in late Yuan early Ming times]|
|Original language||Chinese (Traditional)|
|Publication status||Published - 1984|
- Qian Qianyi's (1582-1664)
- Guochu qunxiong shilue 國初群雄事略
- Late Yuan contenders of the throne
- Chongzhen emperor (r. 1627-1644)