Wenyuan Yinghua

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The Wenyuan Yinghua (Chinese: 文苑英華; pinyin: Wényuàn Yīnghuá), sometimes translated as Finest Blossoms in the Garden of Literature, is an anthology of poetry, odes, songs and writings from the Liang dynasty to the Five Dynasties era. The book was compiled by a team of officers headed by Li Fang under an imperial order from 982 to 986, during the Song dynasty. It is divided into 1,000 volumes and 38 genus by sections with 19,102 pieces of works written by about 2,200 authors, much of the crucial compilation of the writings came from the Tang dynasty scholars. It is considered one of the Four Great Books of Song.