Classics


  • Master Lv's Spring and Autumn (Lv Shi Chun Qiu)
    In the late years (around 221BC) of the Warring States Period (475-221BC), the prime minister of the Qin State, Lv Buwei, organized to compile the collection of Eclectics. Lvshi Chunqiu(Master Lu's Spring and Autumn) was completed in 239BC on the eve that...
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  • Discourses of the States (Guoyu)
     Guoyu(the Discourses of the States), regarded as a more detailed Spring and Autumn Annals, is a historical miscellanea about persons, events, and sayings of eight states including Zhou, Lu, Qi, Jin, Zheng, Chu, Wu, and Yue states during the Western Zhou...
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  • Book of Fan Shengzhi(Fan Shengzhi Shu)
     Fan Shengzhi Shu(Book of Fan Shengzhi) is a collective name of important agricultural masterpieces at the end of the Western Han Dynasty (206BC-8AD). The author lived in the reign of Emperor Chengdi of the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD). This book was...
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  • Yinfu Jing
    The full name of Yinfu Jing(Book of Secret Correspondence) is Huangdi Yinfu Jing(Yellow Emperor's Book of Secret Correspondence). It has altogether more than 300 Chinese characters. There has long been controversy about its author and the year it was...
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  • Dao Zang - Most Important Ancient Book of Taoism
     Dao Zang(Taoist Canon) is the most important ancient book of Taoism. It originally referred to the collection of Taoist writings. The storage place of Taoist canons was called as Zang at the end of the 6thcentury. People began to call all Taoist canons...
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  • Taipingjing
    Taipingjing(Classic of Great Peace), also called as Taiping Qingling Shu(Black Scarf Book of Supreme Peace), is one of the most important canons of Taoism. It is said that this canon was handed down from Taoist Yu Ji of the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220).The...
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  • Guanzi - Ana of Different Schools of Thought in the Warring States Period
    Guanzi is the ana of different schools of thought in the Warring States Period (475-221BC), including views of Legalists, Confucians, Taoists, Yin-yangists, Logicians, Militarists and Agriculturists. It is said that the book was produced by Guan Zhong, who...
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  • Wen Xuan - Most Important Anthology of Classical Chinese Literature
    The Wen Xuan, or Selections of Refined Literature, is one of the earliest existing anthologies of Chinese poetry and literature. It is a "selection" of what were judged to be the best pieces from the Qin and Han dynasties to AD 500. It was compiled around ...
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  • Important Dictionaries in Chinese History
    In ancient China, there were many reference books of Chinese characters and these books can be collectively called as dictionaries. There are many dictionaries of the Chinese language and the most important ones are listed below.Erya (Examples of Refined...
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  • Collected Ancient Prose(Guwen Guanzhi)
    Guwen Guanzhi (Collected Ancient Prose) includes 222 pieces of prose and Pianwen (rhyming prose characterized by parallelism and ornateness). The collection, comprised of 12 volumes, was compiled by Wu Chucai and Wu Diaohou and proofread by Wu Xingzuo in...
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