|Book of Chen|
The Book of Chen or Chen Shu (Chén Shū) was the official history of the Chen dynasty, one of the Southern Dynasties of China. It ranks among the official Twenty-Four Histories of imperial China, and was compiled by the Tang dynasty historian Yao Silian, completed in 636.
The book is one of the more complete extant records of the Chen dynasty. However, it has been criticised for attempting to cover up the wrongdoings of the royal family. A commentary by the Tang prime minister Wei Zheng, which is also included in the book, contradicts some of the claims made in the book.
In addition to his use of Yao Cha's previous work, Yao Silian relied by contemporary court diaries by Gu Yewang 顧野王 (519-581) and Fu Zai 傅縡 (531-585) and an earlier text also named Chen shu 陳書, compiled by Lu Qiong 陸瓊 (537-586). 
|Volume 1||本紀第1 高祖上||Emperor Wu|
|Volume 2||本紀第2 高祖下||Emperor Wu|
|Volume 3||本紀���3 世祖||Emperor Wen|
|Volume 4||本紀第4 廢帝||Emperor Fei|
|Volume 5||本紀第5 宣帝||Emperor Xuan|
|Volume 6||本紀第6 後主||Houzhu|
- Chaussende, Damien (2015). "Chen shu 陳書". In Dien, Albert E; Chennault, Cynthia Louise; Knapp, Keith Nathaniel; Berkowitz, Alan J (eds.). Early Medieval Chinese Texts: A Bibliographical Guide. Berkeley: Institute of East Asian Studies University of California. pp. 44–47.
- Wu, Huaiqi and Chi Zhen 2018, An Historical Sketch of Chinese Historiographyi>, E-Book. Berlin: Springer, pp. 276-277.
- Text of the Book of Chen, available from National Sun Yat-sen University.
- Book of Chen 《陳書》 Chinese text with matching English vocabulary
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