History of Liang (of the Southern Dynasties)
The History of Liang is the biographic history of dynasties and one of the "24 histories". Compiled by Tang Yaosi, it was finished in the 10th year of Zhenguan (636). Consisting of 56 volumes totally including 6 volumes of biographic sketches of emperors and 50 volumes of collected biographies, it mainly recorded over 50 years of history involving the late Qi Dynasty and the Liang Dynasty in the Five Dynasties Period (502—557); with relatively rich original data reserved covering ideology, culture, category and medicine, it is featured by a vivid and simple style of writing. Therefore, it is one of the excellent works among the histories of the Southern Dynasties.