1701 - 1725Description:
"Gu jin tu shu ji cheng" is a Chinese encyclopedia first compiled from 1701-1706 by a renowned scholar, Chen Menglei, during Qing Emperor Kangxi’s reign and later Qing Emperor Qianlong ordered its revision from 1723-1725 by another scholar and official, Jiang Tingxi. The encyclopedia includes all the most important classics of ancient China through the early Qing Dynasty. It cites more than 6,000 works in various subjects with more than 6,000 illustrations. Its size is four to five times of the Encyclopedia Britannica.