Yiwen Leiju

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Yiwen Leiju
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Literal meaning Collection of Literature Arranged by Categories

The Yiwen Leiju is a Chinese leishu encyclopedia completed by Ouyang Xun in 624 under the Tang. Its other contributors included Linghu Defen and Chen Shuda.

It is divided into 47 sections and many subsections. It covers all subjects and contains many quotations from older works, which are well cited. Many are long lost,[1] and it is one of the sources used by Ming and Qing scholars to reconstruct the lost Record of the Seasons of Jingchu.[2]

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  1. ^ Wilkinson, Chinese history: a manual, p. 603.
  2. ^ Theobald, Ulrich (2010), "Jing-Chu Suishi Ji", China Knowledge, Tübingen .

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