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Shuolüe 說略 "Concise Explanations"

The Shuolüe 說略 "Concise explanations" is an encyclopedic collection of short stories compiled by the Ming period scholar Gu Qiyuan 顧起元 (1565-1628), with a supplement compiled by his brother Gu Qifeng 顧起鳳. The preface has been written in 1613. It is 30 juan "scrolls" long (a version from the Tianqi reign 天啟, 1621-1627, is divided into 60 juan) and contains 21 chapters.

Li Xueqin 李學勤, Lü Wenyu 呂文鬰 (1996). Siku da cidian 四庫大辭典, vol. 2, p. 2058. Changchun: Jilin daxue chubanshe.
Zhao Hankun 趙含坤 (2005). Zhongguo leishu 中國類書, p. 271. Shijiazhuang: Hebei renmin chubanshe.

1. 象緯 Xiangwei
2. 方輿 Fangyu Geography
3. 時序 Shixu The seasons
4. 人紀 Renji Human affairs
5 .官儀 Guanyi Officials and etiquette
6. 史別 Shibie History
7. 禮蕞 Lizui Rituals
8. 律支 Lüzhi
9. 典述 Dianshu
10. 字學 Zixue
11. 書畫 Shuhua
12. 李法 Lifa
13. 冥契 Mingqie
14. 居室 Jushi Buildings
15. 服飾 Fushi Clothing and adornment
16. 工考 Gongkao Working
17. 誥志 Haozhi
18. 食憲 Shixian
19. 珍格 Zhenge
20. 卉牋 Huijian
21. 虫注 Chongzhu

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