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Anthologies and Collections (zongji lei 總集類)

Anthologies and Collections (zongji lei 總集類) is a sub-category to the literary category of belles-lettes (jibu 集部) in the collectaneum Siku quanshu 四庫全書. Books of this type include the writings of more than one person and are compiled according to certain criteria, for example, time periods, or literary styles. They can include poems written under the rule of one dynasty or prose writings from one defined period of time. The writings included in the latter type of book are often arranged according to literary genre, beginning with rhapsodies and poems, going on to memorials to the throne, notes and prefaces, letters and notes, and ending with elegies and tomb stone inscriptions. Books of the zongji type can either be inclusive, recording all types of writings from one style or one period, or and selective. The zongji section in the Siku quanshu includes 165 writings. The most famous are the anthology Wenxuan 文選 by Prince Zhaoming 昭明太子 from the Liang period 梁 (502-557), the anthologies Tangwencui 唐文粹, Songwenjian 宋文鑒, Yuanwenlei 元文類, and Mingwenhai 明文海, as well as the large anthology Wenyuan yinghua 文苑英華 from the Song period 宋 (960-1279) which is often erroneously called an encyclopedia.

文選 Wenxuan (Liang) 蕭統 Xiao Tong (comp.); (Tang) 李善 Li Shan
玉臺新詠 Yutai xinyong (Chen) 徐陵 Xu Ling
石鼓詩 (石鼓文) Shigushi (Shiguwen) (Song)
古文苑 Guwenyuan (Song) 章樵 Zhang Qiao (comm.)
文苑英華 Wenyuan yinghua (Song) 李昉 Li Fang (et al.; imp. ord.)
唐文粹 Tangwencui (Song) 姚鉉 Yao Xuan (comp.)
二程文集 Er Cheng wenji (Song) 程顥 Chen Hao, 程頤 Chen Yi
宋文選 Songwenxuan (Song) Anon.
樂府詩集 Yuefu shiji (Song) 郭茂倩 Guo Maoqian (comp.)
萬首唐人絕句 Wanshou Tangren jueju (Song) 洪邁 Hong Mai (comp.)
宋文鑒 Songwenjian (Song) 呂祖謙 Lü Zuqian (comp.; imp. ord.)
千家詩 * Qianjiashi (Song) 劉克莊 Liu Kezhuang (comp.)
中州集 Zhongzhouji (Jin) 元好問 Yuan Haowen (comp.)
元文類 Yuanwenlei (Yuan) 蘇天爵 Su Tianjue (comp.)
唐詩品彙 Tangshi pinhui (Ming) 高棅 Gao Bing (comp.)
古詩紀 Gushiji (Ming) 馮惟訥 Feng Weine (comp.)
元曲選 * Yuanquxuan (Ming) 臧懋循 Zang Maoxun
(御定)全唐詩 (Yuding) Quantangshi (Qing Kangxi 42) Anon. (imp. ord.)
(欽定)四書文 (Qinding) Sishuwen (Qing) 方苞 Fang Bao et al. (imp. ord.)
唐詩三百首 * Tangshi sanbai shou (Qing) 孫洙 Sun Zhu (comp.)
全唐文 * Quantangwen (Qing)
全宋詞 * Quansongci
宋詩鈔 Songshichao (Qing) 吳之振 Wu Zhizhen
古詩源 * Gushiyuan (Qing) 沈德潛 Shen Deqian
古詩選 * Gushixuan (Qing) 王士禛 Wang Shizhen
古文觀止 * Guwen guanzhi (Qing) 吳楚材 Wu Chucai, 吳調侯 Wu Diaohou
古謠諺 * Guyaoyan (Qing) 杜文瀾 Du Wenlan (comp.)
全元曲 * Quanyuanqu (PRC) 徐征 Xu Zheng et al.

* not included in the collectaneum Siku quanshu 四庫全書, the catalogue Siku quanshu zongmu tiyao 四庫全書總目題要, nor the Xuxiu siku quanshu 續修四庫全書.