Set phrase: Definition, meaning and example of 稗官野史

By | July 2, 2013

Definition of 稗官野史 (Bài guān yě shǐ)

稗官,a low class official position in the ancient time, engaged in telling folk stories to the emperors; 野史, privately written (not written by the government) ancient history books. 稗官野史 generally refers to anecdotes.

Origin of 稗官野史

《汉书·艺文志》:“小说家者流,盖出于稗官,街谈巷语,道听途说者之所造也。”

Example of 稗官野史

稗官野史有时候也能用来印证重大的历史事件。
Anecdotes sometimes also be used to prove the major historical events.

Synonyms: 稗官小说、奇文轶事

Antonyms: 官修正史

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