The Siku Quanshu (Complete Library of the Four Branches of Literature) was compiled during the years 1773-1782 under an edict from Emperor Qianlong. It covers a wide range of subjects including the classics, history, literature, philosophy, geography, politics, governmental rules and regulations, economics, society, astronomy, science, technology, medicine, and more. It is the most comprehensive encyclopedia of Chinese scholarship from antiquity to the 18th century. The Wenyuange edition is the first copy, produced in 1782, and is now kept in Taiwan.
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