The first Chinese female poet: Cai Yan,her style name (字) is Wenji
The first female poet of lyric Chinese poetry Ci: Li Qingzhao，pseudonym Yi’an Jushi (号 易安居士)
The earliest Chinese dictionary： Erya
Chinese scholars interpret the first title character er (尔："you, your") as a phonetic loan character for the homophonous er (迩： "near; close; approach"), and believe the second ya (雅; "proper; correct; refined; elegant") refers to words or language.
The earliest general encyclopedia：The Yongle Encyclopedia，commissioned by the Chinese Ming Dynasty emperor Yongle in 1403 and completed by 1408. (1403年由明成祖朱棣下令编撰，1408年成书)
The earliest existing collection of Chinese poems and songs：The Book of Songs / The Classic of Poetry / The Book of Odes
The first collections of Chinese poetry: Wen Xuan (Selected Literature), also known asZhao Ming Wen Xuan.
It was compiled by Xiao Tong, the eldest son of Emperor Wu of Liang, and a group of scholars he had assembled. After Xiao Tong’s death he was given the posthumous name Zhao Ming (outstanding, remarkable)
"Explaining Simple and Analyzing Compound Characters"，the first Chinese dictionary to analyze the structure of the characters and to give the rationale behind them, as well as the first to use the principle of organization by sections with shared components, called radicals.
The first collection of mythology： Shan Hai Jing, a fabled geographical and cultural account of pre-Qin China.
The first book of anecdotes and character sketches written in classical Chinese: A New Account of the Tales of the World
In Search of the Supernatural：the first compilation of legends, short stories and hearsay concerning spirits, ghosts and other supernatural phenomena written in classical Chinese.
The first biographical general history of China: Records of the Grand Historian
The earliest chronicle of China: The Spring and Autumn Annals
The first dynastic history: Book of Han
The earliest Chinese military treatise: The Art of War