|Peiwen yunfu 佩文韻府. Yunfu shiyi 韻府拾遺|
|Author||Zhang Yushu 張玉書, 1642-1711|
|Pub. Location||Xianggang 香港||Publisher||Hanxue tushu gongyingshe 漢學圖書供應社|
|Date||1966||Phys. Desc.||16 v. in 4 (4928 p.) ; 27 cm.|
|Location||Silver Room||Call Number||AE4.P4 1966|
|Peiwen yunfu : fu shiyi, suoyin 佩文韻府 : 附拾遺, 索隱 / [Zhang Yushu deng fengchi zhuanxiu 張玉書等奉敕撰修].|
At head of title: 影印殿版.
"Qing Kangxi dianban yingyin 清康熙殿版影印" --Colophon.
"Yunfu shiyi 韻府拾遺": p. 4241-4785. Includes index.
"Commissioned by Qing Shengzu 清聖祖 [Kangxi 康熙] in 1704; compiled by Zhang Yushu 張玉書 ... [et al.] and completed in 1711; Yunfu shiyi 韻府拾遺 commissioned in 1716, completed 1720" Cf.
Teng, S.Y. Annotated bibliography of selected Chinese reference works, p. 97-98.
"The most comprehensive premodern collection of phrases ... compiled under Imperial auspices .. To this day no Chinese dictionary has included as many words. All 700,000 are arranged under the rhyme of their last character. Each compound is followed by quotations (with references) showing the differenct uses of the word or phrase, but no definitions as such are given. The Peiwen yunfu is an enlargement of Yuan and Ming dynastic predecessors ... intended as an aid to literary composition" Cf. Wilkinson, E., Chinese history, a manual p. 64-65, 74, 93, 289.