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Guangyiji 廣異記

Oct 5, 2012 © Ulrich Theobald

Guangyiji 廣異記 "Broad Records of Strange Stories" is a collection of stories of supernatural occurrences compiled by the Tang period 唐 (618-907) writer Dai Fu 戴孚. The original book was 20 juan "scrolls" long, but only fragments of it have survived, mostly in the Song period 宋 (960-1279) encyclopedia Taiping guangji 太平廣記. The Guangyiji was written during the long period of time when Dai Fu was administrative supervisor (lushi canjun 錄事參軍) in Raozhou 饒州, Jiangxi 江西. Quotations from the Guangyiji can be found in the reprint series Leishuo 類說, Shuofu 說郛, Longwei mishu 龍威秘書本 and Congshu jicheng 叢書集成. Other fragment collections are listed in the bibliographies Tieqintongjianlou cangshu mulu 鐵琴銅劍樓藏書目錄, Yeshiyuan shumu 也是園書目 and Dushu minqiu ji 讀書敏求記.

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