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Songs and Arias (ciqu lei 詞曲類)

Songs and Arias (ciqu lei 詞曲類) is a sub-category to the literary category of belles-lettes (jibu 集部) in the collectanea Siku quanshu 四庫全書. The section is divided into the following parts: Complete collections of ci poetry (ciji 詞集), selected ci poems (cixuan 詞選), explanations of and literature about ci poetry (cihua 詞話), remarks, notes and treatises on the rhymes of ci poetry (ci puyun 詞譜韻), and finally arias from the south and from the north (nanbeiqu 南北曲).

花間集 Huajianji (Later Shu) 趙崇祚 Zhao Chongzuo
中原音韻 Zhongyuan yinyun (Yuan) 周德清 Zhou Deqing
中州音韻 * Zhongzhou yinyun (Ming) 王文璧 Wang Wenbi
中州全韻 * Zhongzhou quanyun (Ming) 范善溱 Fan Shanqin

* not included in the collectanea Siku quanshu 四庫全書, the catalogue Siku quanshu zongmu tiyao 四庫全書總目題要, nor the Xuxiu siku quanshu 續修四庫全書.