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Gonggui xiaoming lu 宮閨小名錄

Jun 20, 2011 © Ulrich Theobald

Gonggui xiaoming lu 宮閨小名錄 "Childhood names of the boudoir" is a collection of childhood names of women through history compiled by the Qing-period 清 (1644-1911) historian You Tong 尤侗 (1618-1704), courtesy name Tongren 同人 or Zhancheng 展成, style Huai'an 悔庵, Genzhai 艮齋 or Xitang Laoren 西堂老人. It is 4-juan long and divided into 4 chapters. The book is compiled as a kind of supplement to earlier books on childhood names that specializes on women. There is a supplement written by by Yu Huai 余懷 (1616-1696). The book is included in You Tong's collected works Xitang quanji 西堂全集.

Table 1. Contents of the Gonggui xiaoming lu 宮閨小名錄
后妃 Houfei Empresses and consorts
列女 Lienü Outstanding women
妾婢 Qiebi Wives, secondary consorts and slave girls
妓女 Jinü Singsong girls
外傳 Waizhuan Outer biographies
仙鬼 Xiangui Fairies and spectres
Zhao Hankun 趙含坤, ed. (2005). Zhongguo leishu 中國類書 (Shijiazhuang: Hebei renmin chubanshe), 391-392.