What is the grammatical analysis of this phrase? What are the parts of speech? How can the whole sentence be split into smaller logical units? Is the title itself a real phrase or real sentence?

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聊斋志异 is the name of an ancient novel, which is a collection of nearly 500 mostly supernatural tales written by Pu Songling in Classical Chinese during the early Qing Dynasty.

Source: Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio

means chat, means room, and 聊斋 is the name of the author's study room/studio.

means record, means strange things, 志异 means to record the strange things, so 聊斋志异 is a stories' collection about strange things recorded by the author at his study studio named 聊斋.

BTW: 聊斋志异 could be shortened as 聊斋.

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