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?
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.
聊斋 is the name of the author's study room/studio.
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
聊斋志异 could be shortened as