Bianjing yiji zhi 汴京遺跡志 "Records of remnants of the Capital Bian" is a description of Kaifeng 開封 (modern Kaifeng, Henan), ancient capital of the Northern Song empire 北宋 (960-1126). The 24-juan long Yijizhi was compiled during the Ming period 明 (1368-1644) by Li Lian 李濂 (1489-1566), courtesy name Chuanfu 川父, from Xiangfu 祥符 (the Ming period name for Kaifeng).
Li served as prefect (zhizhou 知州) of Mianyang 沔陽, later as assistant surveillance commissioner (anchasi qianshi 按察司僉事) and education intendant (tixue 提學) of the province of Shanxi. In 1526 he retired and started compiling his book on Kaifeng.
The Yijizhi is divided into eight chapters and describes the capital itself, the state offices of the central and the local government, mountains and hills in the environment, rivers and canals, palaces and halls, Buddhist monasteries and Daoist temples, shrines and popular temples, writings of local scholars, and miscellaneous matters.
For his book, Li Lian made use of numerous older sources. It is therefore an important source on historical geography and of the history of Kaifeng from the Song to the Ming period. A lot of information provided in Li Lian's book is not included in the official dynastic histories (zhengshi 正史), which makes it a valuable supplement of official historiography.