- Volume 53 Issue 2
This study was conducted with a view to investigating and analyzing classification and types of literature sources of Sikuquanshuzongmutiyao and the results of this study are as follows. First, the literature sources of Sikuquanshuzongmutiyao were classified mainly into five types including national version, provincial version, individual version, public official version, and societal distribution version. Second, court and Emperor's version was classified as national version, while literatures collected from state and province were classified as provincial version. Third, each of individual version and public official version, which were not clearly differentiated from each other due to their being named private version, were distinctively and separately classified. They were classified into individual version if associated by province name and book owners' names and into public official version if associated by public post names and public official's name. Fourth, societal distribution version included distributed and purchased versions in the society of those days. Fifth, in terms of the number of literature listed in all descriptions of Sikuquanshu, provincial version, national version, individual version, public official version, and societal distribution version were more found in the descending order. Sixth, it was found out that causes are being a little more stressed in the description of reference names of Sikuquanshuzongmutiyao through 1) public post names on public official version, 2) company names on private version, and 3) names of societal distribution version instead of sales version.