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Zhuzi quanshu 朱子全書 "Complete Writings of Master Zhu Xi"


The (Yuzuan) Zhuzi quanshu (御纂)朱子全書, full title Yuanjianzhai yuzuan Zhuzi daquan 淵鑒齋御纂朱子全書, was compiled in 1713 on imperial order under the supervision of Li Guangdi 李光地 and Xiong Cilü 熊賜履, with a length of 66 juan "scrolls". The aim of the compilation was to provide a constistent overview of the teachings of the Song period 宋 (960-1279) Neo-Confucian master Zhu Xi 朱熹. The collection Zhuzi yulei 朱子語類 had been compiled by different persons, was not arranged according to themes, and was therefore of a very heterogeneous character and included many contradictions. The text of the Zhuzi quanshu is divided into 19 chapters that cover all important Confucian Classics or disciplines (like rites and music) and the most important Neo-Confucian terms and concepts. The text is based on the Zhuzi yulei and Zhu Xi's collected writings Zhu Wengong wenji 朱文公文集 (Hui'an ji 晦庵集). The Zhuzi quanshu was printed by the imperial printing shop in 1713 and then again in 1746 in a downscaled version by the Guxiang Hall 古香齋. It is also included in the imperial collectaneum Siku quanshu 四庫全書.

Sources: Li Xueqin 李學勤, Lü Wenyu 呂文鬰 (1996). Siku da cidian 四庫大辭典, Changchun: Jilin daxue chubanshe, vol. 2, p. 1596.

Contents
1-6 學 Xue On learning
7-9 大學 Daxue The Great Learning
10-19 論語 Lunyu The Confucian Analects
20-23 孟子 Mengzi Master Meng
24-25 中庸 Zhongyong The Doctrine of the Mean
26-32 易 Yi The Book of Changes
33-34 書 Shu The Book of Documents
35 詩 Shi The Book of Songs
36 春秋 Chunqiu The Spring and Autumn Annals
37-40 禮 Li The ritual books
41 樂 Yue Texts on music
42-48 性理 Xingli Human character and the Heavenly principle
49-50 理氣 Liqi The Heavenly principle and substance
51 鬼神 Guishen Ghosts and spirits
52-57 道統 Daotong
58-60 諸子 Zhuzi The many masters
61-62 歷代 Lidai
63-64 治道 Zhidao
65 論文 Lunwen On prose writings, 論詩 Lunshi On poems, 字學 Zixue On writing, 科舉之學 Keju zhi xue On the state examinations
66 賦 Fu Rhapsodies, 詞 Ci Ballads, 琴操 Qinzao Songs to the zither, 古詩 Gushi Poems in the ancient style, 律詩 Lüshi Regular poems, 絕句 Jueju Short poems, 樂府 Yuefu Poems in the style of the Music Bureau, 贊 Zan Laudations, 箴 Zhen Admonishions, 銘 Ming Inscriptions
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