Anonymous Classics: a list of uniform titles for Chinese works (2011)

by IFLA Cataloguing Section, Working Group on Anonymous Classics

With the present list of Chinese works the Asian part of the Anonymous classics project begins.

Anonymous classics: a list of uniform headings for Chinese works began to be compiled in early 2006 by Ben Gu, National Library of China. Most titles originate from Zhong guo da shu dian (中国大书典) or Great Encyclopedia of Chinese Books. According to experts from the National Library of China, most anonymous classics are dated before the Qing dynasty (1616-1912). Therefore, this list includes very few titles after the beginning of the Qing dynasty. Titles in other languages are mainly selected from the online catalogues of national libraries.

Nadine Boddaert reviewed the draft, and made some comments and suggestions. After Ben Gu and Nadine Boddaert met in Paris in April 2008, the draft was finalized and made ready for review by the IFLA Cataloguing Section.

For Asian literatures, the uniform heading lists will be published separately and successively. In the long term the aim is to bring together these lists in order to create links between the versions or adaptations of the same work in different languages.

Publications, Cataloguing, China

Last update: 13 November 2016