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Star Charts for Ancient Chinese History

Source: The Sacred Books of China: The Texts of Confucianism. Part I The Shu King, the Religious Portions of the Shih King, the Hsiao King, trans. James Legge (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879). Chapter: INTRODUCTION.

In the introduction to this collection of Confucian texts there are two star charts which are used to date the events mentioned in the Shu King or Book of Historical Documents which is an important collection of early Confucian texts.

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