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Zhizhai shulu jieti 直齋書錄解題

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Zhizhai shulu jieti 直齋書錄解題 "Commented library catalogue of the Zhizhai Studio" is a private bibliography written by the Southern Song period 南宋 (1127-1279) scholar Chen Zhenxun 陳振孫 (ca. 1183-1262). Chen was an ardent collector of books and assembled more than 50,000 juan "scrolls" of writings in his library. In 20 years of collecting he wrote down a annotated catalogue of the books he owned. His catalogue was included in the Ming period 明 (1368-1644) encyclopedia Yongle dadian 永樂大典. Only 22 juan of the original size of of 56 juan are preserved. In these surving parts, 3,096 books are recorded. They are arranged in 53 categories and the four traditional sections of Confucian Classics, histories, masters and philosophers, and belles-lettres.
Chen Zhenxun has written a small preface for eight of the categories, but no general preface. For each book, he has annotated a resume of the content, informations about the author and the various editions of the books. The term jieti 解題 "explanation to a subject" had later been used by authors of other library catalogues.
The book has also survived in parts as a Song period print owned by the scholar Mao Jin 毛晉. A copy of 20 juan once in the possession of Li Shengduo 李盛鐸 is owned by the Library of the Peking University 北京大學圖書館, as well as 4 juan of a Yuan period 元 (1279-1368) print. The Qing period scholar Lu Wenchao 盧文弨 put together surviving parts. His manuscript is owned by the Shanghai Library 上海圖書館. The Shanghai guji press 上海古籍出版社 published a modern edition in 1987 which is based on several different editions.

經錄 Jinglu Confucian Classics
Yi Book of Changes
Shu Book of Documents
Shi Book of Songs
Li Ritual books
春秋 Chunqiu Spring and Autumn Annals
孝經 Xiaojing Classic of Filial Piety
語孟 Yu-Meng Confucian Analects and Mengzi
讖緯 Chenwei Apocryphal Classics
經解 Jingjie Explanations to classics in general
小學 Xiaoxue Lexicography
史錄 Shilu Historiography
正史 Zhengshi Official dynastic histories
別史 Bieshi Alternative histories
編年 Biannian Annals and chronicles
起居注 Qijuzhu Imperial diaries
詔令 Zhaoling Imperial edicts
偽史 Weishi Histories of usupatorious states
雜史 Zashi Miscellaneous histories
典故 Diangu Statutes and rules
職官 Zhiguan State offices
禮注 Lizhu State rituals
時令 Shiling Edicts concerned with seasons
傳記 Zhuanji Biographies
法令 Faling Laws and orders
譜牒 Pudie Family registers
目錄 Mulu Bibliographies
地理 Dili Administrative geography
子錄 Zilu Masters and philosophers
儒家 Rujia Confucian treatises
道家 Daojia Daoist treatises
法家 Fajia Legalist treatises
名家 Mingjia Treatises of dialecticians
墨家 Mojia Mohist treatises
縱橫家 Zonghengjia Books on coalition advisors
農家 Nongjia Agricultural treatises
雜家 Zajia Miscellaneous treatises
小說家 Xiaoshuojia Novellas
釋氏 Shishi Buddhist treatises
神仙 Shenxian Stories of immortals
兵書 Bingshu Military treatises
歷象 Lixiang Treatises on calendar
陰陽家 Yinyangjia Treatises on Yin and Yang
卜筮 Bushi Divinatory books
形法 Xingfa Geomantic books
醫書 Yishu Medical treatises
音樂 Yiyue Books on music
雜藝術 Zayishu Miscellaneous arts
類書 Leishu Encyclopedias
集錄 Jilu Belles-lettres
楚辭 Chuci Poetry of the South
總集 Zongji Collective belles-lettres
別集 Bieji Individual belles-lettres
詩集 Shiji Poems
歌詞 Geci Songs and arias
章奏 Zhangzou Memorials
文史 Wenshi Books on the history of literature

Sources: Li Xueqin 李學勤, Lü Wenyu 呂文鬰 (ed. 1996), Siku da cidian 四庫大辭典 (Changchun: Jilin daxue chubanshe), Vol. 1, p. 1464. ● Lai Xinxia 來新夏 (1993), "Zhizhai shulu jieti 直齋書錄解題", in: Zhongguo da baike quanshu 中國大百科全書, Tushuguanxue qingbaoxue dang'anxue 圖書館學•情報學•檔案學 (Beijing/Shanghai: Zhongguo da baike quanshu chubanshe), p. 552.

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