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Cefu Yuangui 冊府元龜 "The Prime Tortoise of the Record Bureau"

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The strange title of this political encyclopedia is interpreted as "Guiding lights". It was compiled under the guidance of Wang Qinruo 王欽若 (d. 1025) and published in 1013. It comprises 31 sections, reaching emperor, feudal rulers, palaces, ancestral temples, consort clans, chancellor, generals, to the particular offices of the historiographers, academicians, rites officials, inspectors, eunuchs, and so on.
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