Yiwen Leiju

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The Yiwen Leiju (Chinese: 藝文類聚; pinyin: Yìwén Lèijù; literally: "Collection of Literature Arranged by Categories") is a Chinese encyclopedia completed during the Tang Dynasty by the calligrapher Ouyang Xun.

It was divided into 47 sections and many subsections. It covered all subjects and contains many quotations from older works, many long lost. It also cites its sources.[1] It was completed by Ouyang Xun in 624. Other contributors were Linghu Defen and Chen Shuda.

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  1. ^ Wilkinson, Chinese history: a manual, p. 603.

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