Ch'in-ting ku-chin t'u-shu chi-ch'eng

Compiled by Chiang T'ing-hsi, et al., Ch'ing Dynasty
Movable copper imprint from the Wu-ying Hall, dated 1726


        This book represents the largest and most complete encyclopedia that survives from imperial China. Containing 10,000 chapters, it includes two on the phoenix and five on the dragon. At the beginning of each section are illustrations of phoenixes and dragons, followed by detailed descriptions, accounts, and references to them in previously written texts and poems.
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