Liu Xu

Chinese Chancellor

887   -   946

country of citizenship: Later Liang dynasty
occupation: writer, historian
position held: chancellor

Liu Xu (Chinese: 劉昫) (888–947), courtesy name Yaoyuan (耀遠), formally the Duke of Qiao (譙公), was an official of the Chinese Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period states Later Tang and Later Jin, serving as a chancellor during both of those short-lived dynasties. He was the lead editor of the Old Book of Tang, one of the official histories of the preceding Tang Dynasty, completed during Later Jin, although most of the work was probably completed during the term of his predecessor Zhao Ying.
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Old Book of Tang

classic historical work about the Tang dynasty

author: Liu Xu


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