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Shipaipu 詩牌譜

Aug 31, 2023 © Ulrich Theobald

Shipaipu 詩牌譜 is a text on a kind of game by which participants have to construct rhymes with the help of bone pieces on which certain words are inscribed. The short book, written by Wang Liangshu 王良樞 (c. 1600), includes tables of Chinese characters in question, arranged in rhyme tables (see Guangyun rhymes 廣韻).

The text is found in the series Shuofu 說郛, Yimen guangdu 夷門廣牘 and Congshu jicheng chubian 叢書集成初編.

Figure 1. Set of 200 level-tone rhymes of the Shipaipu 詩牌譜
The characters are written with red colour on pieces of bone.
Wu Chengxue 吳承學 (2000). "Wenzi youxi yu Hanzi shixue: Shipaipu yanjiu 文字遊戲與漢字詩學——《詩牌譜》研究", Xueshu yanjiu 學術研究, 2000 (7): 103-108.