The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 春秋左氏傳

A commentary on a chronicle of the State of Lu from 722 to 481 BCE by 左丘明 Zuo Qiuming

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The Commentary of 左丘明 Zuo Qiuming of the 春秋 Spring and Autumn Annals, covering the period 722-479 BCE.

English translations

  1. Durrant, Stephen, Li Wai-yee, and David Schaberg, trans. 2016, Zuo Tradition: Zuozhuan: Commentary on the “Spring and Autumn Annals”, Seattle: University of Washington Press.
  2. Legge, James 1872, The Chinese Classics V, The Ch'un Ts'ew, with the Tso Chuen,'un Ts'ew
  3. Owen, Stephen 1997 An Anthology of Chinese Literature: Beginnings to 1911, New York: W.W. Norton, pp. 77-101. Partial translation.
  4. Watson, Burton 1989, The Tso chuan: Selections from China's Oldest Narrative History, New York: Columbia University Press.


Schaberg, David 2017, 'Chapter 12: Classics (Jing 經),' in Denecke, Wiebke, Wai-Yee Li, and Xiaofei Tian (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Classical Chinese Literature (1000 BCE-900CE), New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 176-178.

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