Zheng Qiao

Zheng Qiao

▪ Chinese historian
Wade-Giles romanization  Cheng Ch'iao 
born April 26, 1104, Putian, Fujian province, China
died April 22, 1162, Putian

      great historian of the Song dynasty (960–1279). He wrote the Tongzhi (“General Treatises”), a famous institutional history of China from its beginnings through the Tang dynasty (618–907). In this work he discussed subjects such as philology, phonetics, and the development of families and clans, none of which had been systematically explored before. Zheng's method and style served as a model for many later historians.

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