Chinese Literature Nongzheng quanshu 農政全書 "Whole Book on Agricultural Activities"
The Nongzheng quanshu 農政全書 "Whole book on agricultural activities" is an agronomical encyclopedia written by the Ming period 明 (1368-1644) scholar Xu Guangqi 徐光啟 (1562-1633). The book was finished in 1633 and first printed in 1639, after a revision by Chen Zilong 陳子龍. It is 60 juan "scrolls" long and is divided into 12 chapters. The Nongzheng quanshu quotes from 229 books on agriculture. It is richly illustrated.
1.-3.農本 Nongben The roots of agriculture
4.-5.田制 Tianzhi Field allotment and taxation
6.-11.農事 Nongshi Agricultural matters
12.-20.水利 Shuili Water conservancy
21.-24.農器 Nongqi Agricultural tools
25.-30.樹藝 Shuyi The art of planting
31.-34.蠶桑 Cansang Silkworms and mulberry trees
35.-36.蠶桑廣類 Cansang Guanglei Silkworms and mulberry trees extended: Cotton and hemp
37.-40.種植 Zhongzhi Growing trees
41.牧養 Muyang Raising cattle
42.製造 Zhizao Fabricating (liquors)
43.-60.荒政 Huangzheng Disaster relief and medical herbs