Lingdi ji 靈帝紀 (Annals of Emperor Ling) was a Chinese text about the reign of Emperor Ling. It was compiled by Liu Ai 劉艾 and later became part of the Han Ling-Xian erdi ji, together with the Xiandi ji.
Bits of informationEdit
Emperor Ling reigned from 168 to 189. He was born as Liu Hong 劉宏 and lived from 156 to 189.
Fragments in Records of the Three KingdomsEdit
Book of Wei 1 - Biography of Cao CaoEdit
- Liu Ai's Annals of Emperor Ling says: “Zhang originally was called Yuan.”
Book of Wei 6 - Biography of Dong ZhuoEdit
Book of Wei 8 - Biography of Zhang YangEdit
Book of Shu 1 - Biography of Liu YanEdit
- The Annals of Emperor Ling of Han says: “The emperor summoned Yan into audience, gave him instructions on policy, additionally bestowed rewards on him, and appointed Yan to be inspector of Yi Province: ‘Former inspectors Liu Jun 劉雋 and Xi Jian are avaricious and given to excess, and their exactions were notorious. The people are without a means of livelihood, and their laments fill the countryside. When you arrive, take them into custody and apply the law as a demonstration to the people. Do not allow this to leak out. If the ulcer bursts, it will bring disaster to the state.’ Yan received his orders and left. Because the roads were impassable, he remained in the eastern part of Jing Province.”
Book of Wu 1 - Biography of Sun JianEdit
- “The Annals of Emperor Ling says: Xu Chang made his father King of Yue.” 
- Also mentioned as Han Lingdi ji, but Lingdi ji has been chosen here as the 'standard' name here, because it's successor, Xiandi ji, also didn't have 'Han' in it's title.
- ↑ de Crespigny. “Index of Books and Writers quoted in the P'ei Sung-chih commentary to San-kuo chih” in The Records of the Three Kingdoms.
- ↑ Crowell, Record of The Three Kingdoms: The History of Shu Fascicle One: “The Two Shepherds Liu”.
- ↑ de Crespigny, The Biography of Sun Chien, page 1.