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By J. Thomas Rimer

Offers tale outlines, authors' biographies, and advice for examining fifty chosen works of eastern literature from the classical and glossy sessions.

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8, Tokyo 1969, and by Fukui Kqjun: Shinsenden, Tokyo 1983. 54 In the form known to us it is an assembly of rarities, historical apocrypha and mythological scraps, arranged chronologically through known history and ending with a chapter of sacred mountain lore. 56 Chang Hua 5R^ (Mao-hsien 'ffifc AD 232-300), a scholar of the Western Chin deeply versed in apocryphal and magical literature, was reputed to have produced a massive compilation of reports from such sources, of which his ten-chapter Po-wu chih Wffl]^ (Records of manifold knowledge) was said to be a reduced version.

None of these cases are linked with the places named by Ku K'uang. 2b. 2150. 10b. 173. 35 Tso chuan, Hsuan/8/spring. 8a. 37 Mark E. Lewis, Sanctioned violence in early China, Albany 1990, pp. , analyses the myths of the Yellow Emperor and his adversaries. He rejects the ancient identification of the Fiery Emperor with Ch'ih-yu JftX (p. 305, n. 415-16. 92. 9b. 26 A contemporary view So, in a sequence of allusions both balanced and breathless, Ku K'uang displays the mutability of created things. His list already dwells upon the specialized subject-matter of the literature that he will survey below.

Dien, 'Yen Chih-t'ui (531-591+): a Buddho-Confucian', in Arthur F. , Confucian personalities, Stanford 1962, pp. 43-64; and Pei Ch'i shu 45: Biography of Yen Chih-t'ui, Frankfurt 1976. Although the T'ang bibliographies do list other works by Yen Chih-t'ui which would clearly belong among the titles dealt with here {Chi-ling chi JRitilB in ten or twenty chapters, and Yuan-hun chih %$LJ& in three), Ku K'uang ignores them. 2006. On surviving texts of Yuan-hun chih, see Wang Chung-min, Tunhuang ku-chi hsii-lu, Peking 1979, pp.

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