Draft of the Veritable RecordsGo back
The Veritable Records is the historical account of major events during the reign of a certain Emperor. After the Tang Dynasty, the new Emperor composes the Veritable Records for the preceding Emperor after enthronement; this became a set tradition. In the Qing Dynasty, the Veritable Records Department is established to specialize in this task. The Veritable Records for Taizu (Nurehazhi) is first composed in 1636 (Year 1 of Chongde), edited in the times of Emperor Shunzhi, re-written in the times of Emperor Kangxi, and adjusted and re-edited in the times of Emperor Yongzheng and Qianlong. The collection here at IHP is the aberrant draft during Emperor Kangxi's re-writing process.