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Sancai Tuhui (
The title of this encyclopedia has been variously translated into English as "Illustrations of the Three Powers", "Collected Illustrations of the Three Realms", "Pictorial Compendium of the Three Powers", and others; in the original title, "Sancai" (三才) refers to the three realms of "heaven, earth, and man", and "Tuhui" (圖會) means "collection of illustrations".
This encyclopedia is organized into 106 chapters in 14 categories (astronomy, geography, biographies, history, biology, and such), with text and illustrations for the articles. Reproductions of this encyclopedia are still in print in China.
While it contains some inaccurate or mythological articles (for example, the articles on the
- (in Chinese) http://www.ncl.edu.tw/rarebook/oldcol.htm
- (in Chinese) https://web.archive.org/web/20050316001242/http://www.lib.ntu.edu.tw/dbs/dbs/ref/BOOKchin.htm
- (in Chinese) https://archive.today/20031217211032/http://www.xhlib.net/xinshu02.htm (World Maps in the Ming Dynasty from the Shanghai Xuhui District Library)
- (in English) http://www.ihp.sinica.edu.tw/~ihpcamp/pdf/92year/wang-cheng-hua-2.pdf - Wang, Cheng-hua. ""Art and Daily Life: Knowledge and Social Space in Late-Ming Riyong Leishu"" (PDF). (207 KiB), pp. 8–9.
- (in Chinese) http://horseshoecrab.sinica.edu.tw/15th.htm
- (in Chinese) https://web.archive.org/web/20051128075412/http://www.fhk.gov.tw/fhkbook/hist/hist.asp-sq_no=45.htm
- (in English) http://www.rice.edu//fondren/erc/projects/jingban/ (A map from the Chinese encyclopedia)