Fangyu shenglan 方輿勝覽 "Exhausting overview of all parts of the empire" is an imperial geography written by the Southern Song-period 南宋 (1127-1279) scholar Zhu Mu 祝穆 (d. 1255), courtesy name Hefu 和甫. He hailed from Chong'an 崇安 (modern Chong'an, Fujian) and was, together with his brother Zhu Kui 祝癸, a disciple of the Neo-Confucian master Zhu Xi 朱熹 (1130-1200), was appointed gentleman for meritorious achievements (digonglang 迪功郎) and later became director (shanzhang 山長)of the Hanjiang Academy 涵江書院 in the military prefecture of Xinghua 興化. He wrote the encyclopaedia Shiwen leiju 事文類聚.
The preface dates from 1239, and a revised edition was published by Zhu Mu's son Zhu Zhu 祝洙 (jinshi degree 1256) in 1267. The 70-juan long book is divided according to the seventeen provinces or "circuits" (lu 路) of the Southern Song empire and describes the geography of all prefectures throughout the empire. The book begins with the capital prefecture of Lin'an 臨安 (modern Hangzhou 杭州, Zhejiang) and provides information of the names of all prefectures through history, the administrative boundaries of them, the field tax revenue and the number of registered households, passes and strategic places, customs and habits, mountains and rivers, important temples, monasteries and official buildings, schools, tourist spots, and quotes a lot of writings an poems (especially paired prose, pianli 駢驪, liyu 儷語) written by local authors and important personalities.
Zhu made use of countless sources, from "public" writings like the histories, masters and collected writings to unofficial histories, bronze and stone inscriptions, local gazetteers and maps. The Fangyu shenglan is a detailed source on the geography of Song China and was therefore often quoted by Yuan- 元 (1279-1368) and Ming-period 明 (1368-1644) scholars. It is similar to Wang Xiangzhi's 王象之 (1163—1230)Yudi jisheng 輿地紀勝 that was compiled around the same time.
|1-5||浙西路||Circuit of Zhexi|
|6-9||浙東路||Circuit of Zhedong|
|10-13||福建路||Circuit of Fujian|
|14-18||江東路||Circuit of Jiangdong|
|19-22||江西路||Circuit of Jiangxi|
|23-26||湖南路||Circuit of Hunan|
|27-31||湖北路||Circuit of Hubei|
|32-33||京西路||Circuit of Jingxi|
|34-37||廣東路||Circuit of Guangdong|
|38-43||廣西路||Circuit of Guangxi|
|44-47||淮東路||Circuit of Huaidong|
|48-50||淮西路||Circuit of Huaixi|
|51-56||成都府路||Circuit of Chengdu prefecture|
|57-61||䕫州路||Circuit of Kuizhou prefecture|
|62-65||潼川府路||Circuit of Tongchuan prefecture|
|66-68||利州東路||Circuit of Lizhou prefecture East|
|69-70||利州西路||Circuit of Lizhou prefecture West|