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Hello everyone! I don't really know  how to translate classical chinese, can somebody tell me if there is some english translation of the Ming shilu (History of the Ming dynasty)? I'm really desesperate, this is for my master thesis. This section is from volume 56: 志第三十二 礼十嘉礼四宾礼

 will appreciate your help! Thank you! 




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Not got access to it myself but there's this: https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/1851777 It's sixty plus years old so obviously been a few since. I suppose you've seen this too? https://mingstudies.arts.ubc.ca/ming-history-an-introductory-guide-to-research/

Not sure how good a translation you're after; I can read the extract and could attempt a rough version if you're desperate though I'm hardly of the most rigorous academic standard and would have to spend a while checking all the names of the palace offices like the 光禄寺 and so on.

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On 10/5/2021 at 7:20 AM, Joconde29 said:

I will take a look on the first link :) Thank you for your reply Jim. I spend a while to translate them too, I don't think my translation is accurate.

Just realised the link is wrong as that's for the earlier dynastic histories, sorry! Mixed up my Franke and Frankel, should have been this: https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/9433713

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