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IV.A.3.b. Encyclopedias of Literature


The following, an international collaborative effort, is the most extensive encyclopedia of Chinese literature in English.
(W) Ref PL2264.Z99 I53 1986x
LoC: Z3108.L5 I53 1986
The Indiana Companion to Traditional Chinese Literature.
William H. Nienhauser, Jr. ed. and comp.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1986. 1050 p.

The following authoritative Chinese encyclopedia of Chinese literature is arrranged by stroke count. There is also a subject index and an alphabetical index.
R5209/7235 (1-8) Chung-kuo wen-hsueh tz'u-tien
中國文學辭典
(Encyclopedia of Chinese literature).
T'ien-chin: Jen-min ch'u-pan-she, 1991.
8 vols. 6427 p.

The following five-volume work covers in separate sections writers and literary groups, writings, literary styles, famous lines, etc.
5209/2173 (1-5) Chung-kuo ku-tai wen-hsueh tz'u-tien
中國古代文學辭典
(Dictionary of Chinese ancient literature).
Wang Li 王力 et al.
Vol 1. Kuang-hsi jen-min, 1986.
Vol II-IV. Kuang-hsi chiao-yü, 1989.

The following one-volume work has 5700 entries on major writers, writings, literary schools, styles, allusions, famous lines, etc. It is arranged by stroke count; there is an alphabetical index to the entry headings.
5209/1829 Chung-kuo ku-tai wen-hsueh tz'u-tien
中國古代文學辭典
(Dictionary of Chinese ancient literature).
Chia Ch'uan-t'ang 賈傳棠 et al. comp.
Peking: Wen-hsin ch'u-pan-she, 1987. 83 and 975 p.

The Dictionary of Chinese Traditional Fiction treats fiction (chih-kuai 志怪, i-shih 佚史, ch'uan-ch'I 傳奇 and other forms) describes titles of works in chronological order. A volume on Sung, Yuan, and Ming writings is expected.
Ref (C) PL2415.C578 1986
LoC: PL2416 .C53 1982 China
Chung-kuo li-tai hsiao-shuo tz'u-tien
中國歷代小說辭典
(Dictionary of Chinese traditional fiction).
Volume 2: Sung, Yuan, and Ming.
Huang Lin 黃霖 ed.
K'un-ming: Yun-nan jen-min ch'u-pan she, forthcoming.

For shih poetry the following is useful. Most of the work is devoted to separate essays on 1253 poems by 253 Sung authors. The bibliographies, chronology, and indexes to titles and lines make this a reference work as well.
5214.5/7255 Sung shih chien-shang tz'u-tien
宋詩鑒賞辭典
(Guide to Sung shih poetry).
Shanghai: Shang-hai tz'u-shu ch'u-pan-she, 1987. 1610 p.

The following is also important for shih poetry. Included are an index to the titles of the poems discussed; maps of the peregrinations of Su Shih, Huang T'ing-chien, Lu Yu, and Fan Ch'eng-ta; a list of Sung anthologies; an index to Sung literary collections; a listing of biographical sources, shih-hua, Japanese translations and modern Chinese annotated editions; a table of rhymes; and an account with charts of the bureaucratic system before and after 1082.
J5214.5/8644 Sō shi kanshō jiten
宋詩鑒賞辭典
[Sung shih chien-shang tz'u-tien]
(Guide to Sung shih poetry).
Maeno Naoaki 前野直彬
Tokyo: Tōkyōtō shuppan, 1977. 422 p.

This encyclopedia of T'ang and Sung tz'u is somewhat typical of the many literary encyclopedias that have appeared. A description of its contents follows.
(C) PL2336.T4 1990
LoC: PL2336 .T4 1990 China
T'ang Sung tz'u pai-k'o ta-tz'u-tien
唐宋詞百科大辭典
(Encyclopedia of T'ang and Sung tz'u).
Wang Hung 王洪 et al. comp.
Peking: Hsueh-yuan ch'u-pan-she, 1990. 167,1482 p.

Detailed table of contents (167 p.) listing all items in each of the sixteen sections.
1. Terms (yü-tz'u 語詞): pp. 1-280. Ordered alphabetically.
2. Allusions (tien-ku典故), pp. 281-551. Ordered alphabetically.
3. Domestic research, pp 552-634, covering researchers and scholarly studies, arranged chronologically, and academic debates.
4. Foreign research, pp. 635-733, covering general studies, studies of tz'u poets, methodology, and specialists.
5. Texts (tien-chi 典籍), pp. 734-813, listing individual collections and anthologies.
6. Criticism (mei-hsueh 美學), pp. 814-851, covering critics in chronological order, works of criticism in chronological order, and critical terminology.
7. Selected tz'u criticism (tz'u-hua chi-chin 詞話集錦) , pp. 852-943. General comment on each poet and criticism of specific tz'u.
8. Anecdotes (tz'u-t'an i-shih 詞壇軼事), pp. 944-964.
9. Music (yin-yueh 音樂), pp. 965-1010. On the classifications of music, temperament, musical scores, styles and composition methods, and forms of performance.
10. Religion (tsung-chiao 宗教), pp. 1011-1034.Religious figures and terms in tz'u.
11. Customs (min-su 民俗), pp. 1035-1110. References to material culture in tz'u.
12. Official titles, pp. 1111-1136.
13. General knowledge, pp. 1137-1188. Common tz'u tunes titles.
14. T'ang and Sung tz'u poets (T'ang-Sung tz'u-jen 唐宋詞人), pp. 1189-1233. Biographies.
15. Analyses of some entire tz'u (tz'u-tso p'ing-tien 詞作評點), pp. 1234-1324.
Detailed analyses of famous lines (ming-chü ching-hsi 名句精析), pp. 1325-1342.

There is also a series of indexes: to prefaces and postscripts of T'ang-Sung tz'u collections, to books of essays on tz'u and tools for studying tz'u published on the mainland, and to articles in Chinese about T'ang-Sung tz'u studies. A select bibliography of foreign studies is appended. There is a stroke-count index to topic headings in sections 1-6 and 9-14.
The following has essays on 700 tz'u poems by 213 authors, a chronology, bibliographies, indexes, and a full set of tz'u patterns.
5577/4809 Sung tz'u chien-shang tz'u-tien
宋詞鑒賞辭典
(Guide to Sung tz'u poetry).
Ho Hsin-hui 賀新輝 ed.
Peking: Pei-ching Yen-shan ch'u-pan-she, 1987. 1394 p.

Of similar scope is the following, in fifteen sections:
LoC: PL2343 .S87 1990 China Sung tz'u ta tz'u-tien
宋詞大辭典
(Great dictionary of Sung tz'u).
Chang Kao-k'uan 張高寬 et al.
N. p.: Liao-ning jen-min ch'u-pan-she, 1990. 1131 p.

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