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
Example of 稗官野史
Anecdotes sometimes also be used to prove the major historical events.
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