|Author||Liu Ruoyu 劉若愚, 1584-ca. 1642|
|Pub. Location||Beijing 北京||Publisher||Beijing guji chubanshe 北京古籍出版社|
|Date||1994||Phys. Desc.||4, 5, 2, 221 p. ; 19 cm.|
|Location||Reading Room||Call Number||DS753.L54865 1994|
|Zhuozhong zhi 酌中志 / Liu Ruoyu zhu 劉若愚著.|
"Zhuozhong zhi (about 1618), by Liu Ruoyu, eunuch of the late Ming period; notes on events and proceedings in the imperial palace, in particular under the last four emperors. One of the very few works written by a eunuch, highly relevant source for the events and life in the inner palace (written between 1628-1644). Cf. W. Franke, An Introduction to the Sources of Ming History, p. 105-105 (4.2.7).