Zhou Bi Suan Jing
The Zhou Bi Suan Jing, or Chou Pei Suan Ching, (周髀算經) is one of the oldest and most famous Chinese mathematical texts. The title literally means The Arithmetical Classic of the Gnomon and the Circular...
Shuanggudui
Shuanggudui (simplified Chinese: 双古堆; traditional Chinese: 雙古堆; pinyin: Shuānggŭduī) is an archeological site located near Fuyang in China's Anhui province. Shuanggudui grave no. 1, which ...
Huainanzi
The Huáinánzǐ (Chinese: 淮南子; Wade–Giles: Huai-nan Tzu; literally: "The Masters/Philosophers of Huainan") is a 2nd-century BCE Chinese philosophical classic from the Han dynasty that blends...
Fengsu Tongyi
Fengsu Tongyi (Chinese: 風俗通義; literally: "Comprehensive Meaning of Customs and Habits"), also known as Fengsu Tong, is a book written about 195 AD by Ying Shao, who lived during the later East...
Yiwu Zhi
The Yiwu Zhi (Chinese: 异物志; literally: "Record of Foreign Matters"), also known as the Jiaozhou Yiwu Zhi (交州异物志), Nanyi Yiwu Zhi (南裔异物志), Jiaozhi Yiwu Zhi (交趾异物志) and Yangyilang Zhushu (杨议郎著书)...
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Book on Numbers and Computation
The Suàn shù shū (筭數書), or the Writings on Reckoning (also as Book on Numbers and Computation), is one of the earliest known Chinese mathematical treatises. It was written during the early Western Han...
Book of Han
The Book of Han or History of the Former Han (Chinese: 漢書; pinyin: Hàn shū) is a history of China finished in AD 111, covering the Western, or Former Han dynasty from the first emperor in 206 ...
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Jinkui Yaolue
Jin Gui Yao Lue (simplified Chinese: 金匮要略; traditional Chinese: 金匱要略; pinyin: Jīnguì Yàolüè), Essential Prescriptions from the Golden Cabinet is a classic clinical book of traditional Chi...
Three Strategies of Huang Shigong
The Three Strategies of Huang Shigong (simplified Chinese: 黄石公三略; traditional Chinese: 黃石公三略; pinyin: Huáng Shígōng Sān Lüè) is a text on military strategy that was historically associate...
Shuowen Jiezi
Shuōwén Jiězì (Chinese: 說文解字; Wade–Giles: Shuo-wen chieh-tzu; literally: "Explaining and Analyzing Characters"), often shortened to Shuowen, was an early 2nd-century Chinese dictionary fro...
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Biographies of Exemplary Women
The Biographies of Exemplary Women (Chinese: 列女傳; pinyin: Liènǚ Zhuàn) is a book compiled by the Han Dynasty scholar Liu Xiang circa 18 BC. It includes 125 biographical accounts of exemplary ...
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Fangyan
The Fāngyán (Chinese: 方言; Wade–Giles: Fang-yen; literally meaning "regional speech") was the first Chinese dictionary of dialectal terms. It was edited by the scholar Yang Xiong, who lived fro...
Zhangjiashan Han bamboo texts
The Zhangjiashan Han bamboo texts are ancient Han Dynasty Chinese written works dated 196–186 BCE. They were discovered in 1983 by archaeologists excavating tomb no. 247 at Mount Zhangjia (張家山) ...
The Nine Chapters on the Mathematical Art
The Nine Chapters on the Mathematical Art (simplified Chinese: 九章算术; traditional Chinese: 九章算術; pinyin: Jiǔzhāng Suànshù) is a Chinese mathematics book, composed by several generations of ...
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Records of the Grand Historian
The Records of the Grand Historian (Chinese: Tàishǐgōng shū 太史公書), now known as the Shǐjì 史記 – (Scribe's records), is a monumental history of ancient China and the world finished around 109 BC b...
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Mawangdui Silk Texts
The Mawangdui Silk Texts (Chinese: 馬王堆帛書; pinyin: Mǎwángduī Bóshū) are texts of Chinese philosophical and medical works written on silk and found at Mawangdui in China in 1973. They include so...
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Etiquette and Ceremonial
The Book of Etiquette and Ceremonial is a Chinese classic text about Zhou dynasty social behavior and ceremonial ritual as it was practiced and understood during the Spring and Autumn Period. The Book...
Bai Hu Tong
Bai Hu Tong (Chinese: 白虎通; pinyin: Báihǔ Tōng, also 白虎通義, 白虎通德論). The traditional view of this text is that it was compiled by Ban Gu (32–92) on the orders of the emperor Zhang of Han (57-88)....
Shennong Ben Cao Jing
Shennong Bencaojing (also The Classic of Herbal Medicine and Shen-nung Pen-tsao Ching; simplified Chinese: 神农本草经; traditional Chinese: 神農本草經; pinyin: Shénnóng Běncǎo Jīng; Wade–Giles: ...
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Taixuanjing
The text Tài Xuán Jīng ("Canon of Supreme Mystery", Chinese: 太玄經) was composed by the Confucian writer Yáng Xióng (Chinese: 揚雄/扬雄; pinyin: Yáng Xióng; Wade–Giles: Yang Hsiung; 53 BCE-1...
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Return to the Field
Return to the Field (歸田賦) is a literary work written in the Chinese style known as a rhapsody, or fu style: it is by Zhang Heng (AD 78–139), an official, inventor, mathematician, and astronomer ...
Shang Han Lun
The Shanghan Lun (simplified Chinese: 伤寒论; traditional Chinese: 傷寒論; pinyin: Shānghán lùn) or Shanghan Zabing Lun (simplified Chinese: 伤寒杂病论; traditional Chinese: 傷寒雜病論; pinyin:...
Luxuriant Dew of the Spring and Autumn Annals
The Luxuriant Dew of the Spring and Autumn Annals (Chinese: 春秋繁露; pinyin: Chūnqiū Fánlù; Wade–Giles: Ch'unch'iu Fanlou) is one of the works attributed to Dong Zhongshu that has survived to...
Nineteen Old Poems
Nineteen Old Poems (simplified Chinese: 古诗十九首; traditional Chinese: 古詩十九首; pinyin: Gǔshī Shíjiǔ Shǒu), also known as Ku-shih shih-chiu shih is an anthology of Chinese poems, consisting of ...