Shuo Yuan

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Shuo Yuan
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Tang dynasty scroll copy found in Dunhuang
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

The Shuo Yuan (Chinese: 說苑), variously translated as Garden of Stories, Garden of Persuasions, Garden of Talks, etc., is a collection of stories and anecdotes from the pre-Qin period (先秦) to the Western Han Dynasty. The stories were compiled and annotated by the Confucian scholar Liu Xiang. In many cases multiple versions of the same story are included, making the book a valuable source for the study of early texts.


  • Chang, Yen-Yuan (1974). Some T'ang and Pre-T'ang Texts on Chinese Painting. Sinica Leidensia Series. Vol. 12. BRILL. p. 3. ISBN 978-90-04-03938-4.
  • Knechtges, David R. (1993). "Shuo yüan 說苑". In Loewe, Michael (ed.). Early Chinese texts: a bibliographical guide. Society for the Study of Early China. pp. 443–445. ISBN 978-1-55729-043-4.
  • Henry, Eric (2022). Garden of Eloquence / Shuoyuan 說苑. University of Washington Press. ISBN 9780295995199.

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