Li Tao’s Xu Zizhi Tongjian Changbian is the most useful and mostly used chronicle of the Northern Song Dynasty. Thanks to its content, historians can even reestablish the day-to-day image of the political life in Kaifeng and the Song Empire. Li Tao has his special way of timing, however. Sometimes, his timing does not coincide with the exact date of an event. This talk will detail interesting examples that show us how Li used his own frame of time.
La conférence sera donnée en chinois (avec traduction).