Excerpts of History Books (shichao lei 史鈔類) is a subcategory in traditional Chinese bibliographies and part of the category of Historiography (shibu 史部). It was introduced as a category during the Yuan dynasty 元 (1206/79-1368). Historical excerpts can be extractions from one book, like Ge Hong's 葛洪 Hanshu chao 漢書鈔 and Zhang Mian's 張緬 Jinshu chao 晉書鈔, or extractions from a whole series of books, like Lü Zuqian's 呂祖謙 Shiqishi xiangjie 十七史詳節. The section of historical excerpts in the collectaneum Siku quanshu 四庫全書 includes three books, for example, the Liang-Han bowen 兩漢博聞.
|兩漢博聞 十二卷||Liang-Han bowen||(Song) 楊侃 Yang Kan|
|通鑑總類 二十卷||Tongjian zonglei||(Song) 沈樞 Shen Shu|
|十七史詳節 二百七十三卷 (存目)||Shiqishi xiangjie||(Song) 呂祖謙 Lü Zuqian|
|(Qing) 沈名蓀 Shen Mingsun, 朱昆田 Zhu Kuntian|