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“New Words of the World” (世说新语 Shi Shuo Xin Yu) is a book first published in the South Dynasty in China. It was compiled by a group of literati organized by Liu Yiqing. Its content mainly records the deeds and anecdotes of some famous scholars from the late Eastern Han Dynasty to the Jin and Song dynasties.
Shi Shuo Xin Yu is the representative work of the "notebook novels" in the Wei, Jin, South and North Dynasties of China, and the earliest collection of classical Chinese novels written by scholars. It originally had eight volumes, but five volumes were lost.