- The Classics of Confucianism
- The Classics of Daoism
- The Classic of Mohism
- The Classics of Legalism
- The Book of Lord Shang, attributed to Shang Yang.
- Guanzi, attributed to Guan Zhong.
- Hanfeizi, attributed to Han Fei.
- Shenzi, attributed to Shen Buhai; all but one chapter is lost.
- Shenzi, attributed to Shen Dao. It originally consisted of ten volumes and forty-two chapters, of which all but seven chapters have been lost.
- The Canon of Laws, attributed to Li Kui.
- The Classics of Military Science
- Other classics
- The Twenty-Four Histories, a collection of authoritative histories of China, including:
- The Strategies of the Warring States, attributed to Liu Xiang.
- The Spring and Autumn Annals of the Sixteen Kingdoms, a historical record of the Sixteen Kingdoms, attributed to Cui Hong, is lost.
- The Shiming, is a dictionary compiled by Liu Xi by the end of 2nd century.
- The Dialogues between Li Jing and Tang Taizong, attributed to Li Jing
- The Comprehensive Mirror for Aid in Government, with Sima Guang as its main editor.
- The Spring and Autumn Annals of Wu and Yue, a historical record of the states of Wu and Yue during the period of Spring and Autumn, attributed to Zhao Ye.
- The Jiaoshi Yilin, a work modelled after the I Ching, composed during the Western Han Dynasty and attributed to Jiao Yanshou.
- The The Nine Chapters on the Mathematical Art, a mathematics Chinese book composed by several generations scholars of the Han Dynasty.
- The Thousand Character Classic, attributed to Author:Zhou Xingsi.
- The Treatise on Astrology of the Kaiyuan Era, compiled by Gautama Siddha, is a Chinese encyclopedia on astrology and divination.
- The Shitong, written by Liu Zhiji, a work on historiography.
- The Tongdian, written by Du You, a contemporary text focused on the Tang Dynasty.
- The Tang Huiyao, compiled by Wang Pu, a text based on the institutional history of the Tang Dynasty.
- The Great Tang Records on the Western Regions, compiled by Bianji; a recount of Xuanzang's journey.
- The Miscellaneous Morsels from Youyang, written by Duan Chengshi, records fantastic stories, anecdotes, and exotic customs.
- The Four Great Books of Song, a term referring to the four large compilations during the beginning of Song Dynasty.
- The Hundred Family Surnames, composed in the early Song Dynasty
- The Three Character Classic, attributed to Wang Yinglin in the 13th century Sony Dynasty.
- The Siku Quanshu, the largest compilation of literature in Chinese history.
- The New Songs from the Jade Terrace, a poetry collection from the Six Dynasties period.
- The Quantangshi, or Collected Tang Poems, compiled during the Qing Dynasty, published 1705 CE.