聖諭廣訓 [Shengyu guangxun. Amplified instructions on the Sacred Edict in 10,000 characters. (1724)]. Click to zoom

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聖諭廣訓 [Shengyu guangxun. Amplified instructions on the Sacred Edict in 10,000 characters. (1724)].

R37816
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400 €

Shanghai, 上海美华书馆活字板, 同治九年 (1808). 16 x 25,5 cm. Original block-printed title labels on upper cover (partly lacking).

In 1670, when the Kangxi Emperor was sixteen years old, he issued the Sacred Edict (Sheng Yu), consisting of sixteen maxims, each seven characters long, to instruct the average citizen in the basic principles of Confucian orthodoxy. In 1724, the second year of his reign, the Yongzheng Emperor issued the Shengyu guangxun in 10,000 characters.

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