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左传 "Zuo Zhuan" or “Zuo’s Annals” is the first chronological history book said to be written by Zuo Qiuming , with a total of thirty-five volumes. It is one of the Confucian classics and the longest in the Thirteen Classics. The description ranged from 722 BC (Lu Yin Gong's first year) to 468 BC (Lu Yi Gong’s twenty-seventh year).
The outstanding achievement of Zuo’s Annals is that it is the first large-scale and detailed history of China, which has an irreplaceable important position in the history of ancient historiography. On the scale of nearly 200,000 words, "Zuo’s Annals" comprehensively and systematically records the events of the Spring and Autumn Period, involving Zhou Dynasty and Jin, Lu, Chu, Zheng, Qi, Wei, Song, Wu, Qin, Yue and Chen. Although it is beleved to be a narrative based on "Spring and Autumn", another famous history book, its scope is wide, and the specific and detailed content of the narrative is far beyond the book of “Spring and Autumn”. "Zuo‘s Annals " provides a large amount of important history of thought history, economic history, social history and other academic history in the Spring and Autumn Period and its previous stages. It is a reliable record of major events in an important historical stage from the 8th century BC to the 5th century BC, filling the gap and helping future generations to fully understand the ancient Chinese civilization process.