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Sancai tuhui 三才圖會
AuthorWang Qi 王圻, jinshi 1565
Wang Siyi 王思義, 16th/17th cent.
Pub. LocationShanghai 上海PublisherShanghai guji chubanshe 上海古籍出版社
Date1988Phys. Desc.3 v. (2557, [220] p., [3]) : ill., maps ; 27 cm.
LocationDigital Archives, and Hallway CasesCall NumberAE17.W25 1988
Sancai tuhui 三才圖會 / Wang Qi, Wang Siyi bianji 王圻, 王思義編集.
Reprint of : 明萬曆王思義校正本, ca. 1609. 上海圖書館.
Each page represents two double leaves of the original.
Includes index (四角號碼).
N.B. OCLC-LC record uses incorrect hui 繪.

References: Teng, S.Y., Annotated bibliography of selected Chinese reference works, p. 105-106.

"Sancai tuhui 三才圖會 (Assembled pictures of the Three Realms [i.e. heaven, earth, and man]. Illustrated encyclopedia with maps, charts, tables. Illustrations include Chinese emperors, games, clothing, tools, buildings, precious stones, ceremonies, flowers, plants, animals, the human body, weapons, trebuchets, military technology, spears, halberds, etc."--Cf. Wilkinson, E., Chinese history, a manual, p, 692.

"Sancai tuhui 三才圖會 (1609). 106 juan by Wang Qi 王圻, jinshi 1565, from Shanghai. General encyclopedia, with many maps and illustrations, including, to a large part, materials on the Ming period. Divided according to the 'Three Powers 三才' into the following fourteen sections. The juan of each section are numbered separately; there is no through numbering:
(i) 天文, Astronomy, 4 juan.
(ii) 地理, Geography, 16 juan.
(iii) 人物, Men, 14 juan, containing portraits and biographies of emperors, famous officials, Buddhist and Daoist monks, and pictures of foreigners of actual or imaginary countries.
(iv) 時令, Directives for times and seasons, 4 juan.
(v) 宮室, Buildings, 4 juan.
(vi) 器用, Utensils, Implements, 12 juan, such as ceremonial utensils, ships, horses, fishing utensils, arms (including firearms), utensils for agriculture, for weaving, and for irrigation, furniture and other household utensils, etc.
(vii) 身體, Human physiology, 7 juan.
(viii) 衣服, Clothing for official and private use, 3 juan.
(ix) 人事, Human matters, 10 juan, such as music with instructions for playing, games, calligraphy and painting with instructions, dances, breathing gymnastics [qigong], cock-fights, etc.
(x) 儀制, Ceremonies, rites, rituals, 8 juan.
(xi) 珍寶, Precious things, 2 juan.
(xii) 聞史, Literary history, 4 juan, dealing with the Confucian classics and with poetry.
(xiii) 鳥獸, Birds and beasts, 6 juan.
(xiv) 草木, Plants and trees, 12 juan.
Published during the Wanli period with prefaces by Zhou Kongjiao 周孔教, 1609, and by Xiong Jianhua 熊劍化, 1607, and by Chen Jiru 陳繼儒. -- [Adapted from] Franke, W. An introduction to the sources of Ming history, pp. 312-313 (9.2.2)

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Subject(s)Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Chinese--Early works to 1800
Picture dictionaries, Chinese
China--History--Ming dynasty, 1368-1644--Sources
China--Civilization--Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
Rec. TypeBook, and Digital Book (PDF)LanguageChinese 中文
CollectionBibl. Sinensis Soc. IesuEdition第1版Rec. #12445
ISBN7532503194 ; 9787532503193LCCN89124426OCLC20518683