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Dushi Fangyu Jiyao

Dushi Fangyu Jiyao (Chinese: 读史方舆纪要; "Essence of Historical Geography" or "Essentials of Geography for Reading History") is an important Chinese book written by the Qing Dynasty geographer Gu Zuyu (顾祖禹, 1631–1692 or 1624–1680), between 1630 and 1660.[1]

The book covers aspects of natural, historical, and administrative geography, focusing especially on topography as it affects military strategy.[1] It is notable for listing the names of 30,000 places.[2]


  1. ^ a b Smith, Richard Joseph (1994). China's Cultural Heritage: The Qing Dynasty, 1644-1912. Westview Press. p. 14.  
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