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the New saying of the World (Chinese Edition)

by Liu Yi Qing

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The New saying of the Worldis a collection of literary sketches compiled by Liu Songyi (403--444) of the Song Imperial Court of the Southern Dynasties. Liu Songyi, as a member of the Liu royal clan, inherited the title and became Prince Linchuan, successively held the important post and loved writing essays. The book mainly records the old tales, episodes and trifles about the influential and privileged class from the end of the Eastern Han Dynasty to the Wei State of the Three Kingdoms and the Jin Dynasty, and lays emphasis on those during the Jin Dynasty. However, the book records the characters from the emperors, generals and premiers to the scholars, common people and monks, in addition to the influential and privileged class. The compiler quotes from a wide variety of books, compiles and polishes the praiseworthy old tales and episodes, categorizes them as 36 categories such as behavior, speech and political affairs and makes many reflections about the life, thoughts, tastes and interests of the influential and privileged families and celebrities in the viewpoints of the influential and privileged class.

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