Cao Xian (scholar)

Cao Xian (541-645), a native of Jiangdu County, Yangzhou, was a scholar of the Southern Dynasties and Sui and Tang Dynasties.[1][2][full citation needed]

He was ordered by Sui Yang Emperor to order and edit the hundred volume 《桂苑珠丛》. He also authored a number of studies and commentaries including 《博雅音》, 《古今字圖雜錄》, 《文字指歸》, 《小學總錄》, 《揚州記》, 《文選音義》. He advised Emperor Taizong of Tang on understanding of classical texts.[3] Retiring from imperial service he taught many disciplines.


  1. ^ Zhang Zhibin, Paul Unschuld, ed. (2018). Dictionary of the Ben Cao Gang Mu. Vol. 3. University of California Press. p. 58. ISBN 9780520291973. Retrieved 4 April 2021.
  2. ^ 旧唐书列传第一百三十九 儒学上》
  3. ^ Knechtges, David (1982). Wen Xuan Or Selections of Refined Literature. Vol. 1. Princeton University Press. p. 52. ISBN 9781400857241. Retrieved 4 April 2021.