|| Study the purpose in this thesis: After series of books invent art of printing, gather two more than intact one as compiling but new books entitled total name. The series of books is developed rapidly by the Ming Dynasty, series of books is it imitate Song initial stage to go through, Yuan's of era series of books and after the middle period towards majority amount, many direction that kind innovated constantly develop Ming Dynasty, series of books the not only quantity increase, have more complete types, people at that time regard gathering all books for the new books type of what has been compiled as series of books is it know to come already, so moderns are the series of books that the real name and reality agreed to the impression of the series of books of Ming Dynasty. So the research purpose of this text, in the whole overview of series of books development of Ming Dynasty of understanding, and probed into its characteristic, value and meaning, had always hoped to synthesize the scholar's arrangement and research results, can understand the series of books of Ming Dynasty further, benefit researcher's use.
Study the direction in this thesis: Series of books the amount of quantity, the whole kind, looks relatively on Song, Yuan's of era very few Ming Dynasty, in the Ming Dynasty the series of books could say that got great development. But, always but the discussion to it has been the poorest, its achievement is only in the brief introduction of several parts of important series of books; Combine with mechanical impression in it, influence deeply ' carve book but book lose Ming Dynasty ', make intension of it real understanding with explore focus its lay particular stress on in Ming Dynasty discussion, series of books of common fault only further too. So the research direction of this text, will analyze and solve a problem through the content of the series of books of the all Ming Dynasties, and then understood the whole trend and specialist of series of books development of Ming Dynasty, this was different from with several important series of books materialism, to discuss the research way in which the series of books was compiled in Ming Dynasty, but regarded every series of books as the research object, investigate its development in locality.