Other RareBooks in National Palace Museum
Welcome to the National Palace Museum's collection of rare books from the Ming and Qing dynasties! These texts were written by some of China's most influential scholars, and they provide us with a unique insight into Chinese culture during this period. You will find the Vast Documents of the Yung-lo Era, the Complete Library of the Four Treasuries and the Illustrated Tributes to the Imperial Ch'ing. These documents offer a glimpse into the lives of people during these dynasties, and are an invaluable resource for understanding Chinese history. Come explore these incredible artifacts today!
1. Vast Documents of the Yung-lo Era
The Ming dynasty was a time period in China that lasted from 1368-1644. During this time, the Yung-lo Emperor ordered the Hanlin Academician Jie Jin and others to compile a classified book.
2. Complete Library of the Four Treasuries
The "Ssu-k'u ch'uan-shu" is a collection of ancient Chinese books that were compiled and edited during the early Qing dynasty. This collection is a valuable record of Chinese history and culture.
3. Illustrated Tributes to the Imperial Ch'ing
This book has nine chapters and is illustrated with pictures of people from different countries. The first chapter is about countries like Korea, Ryuku, Annam, England, and France. The second chapter is about areas of Tibet, Ili, and Kazakh.