Other RareBooks in National Palace Museum
Welcome to the National Palace Museum's collection of rare books from various dynasties! Here, you can explore some of the most important texts in Chinese history. We have a variety of different documents on display here, including 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 are all fascinating artifacts that tell us about how people interacted with each other during these times. Come take a look at these incredible artifacts today!
1. Vast Documents of the Yung-lo Era
The Ming dynasty compiled a classified book entitled "Wen-hsien ta-ch'eng" (Great Collection of Documents) in 1403.
2. Complete Library of the Four Treasuries
The "Complete Library of the Four Treasuries" is a collection of major literary works produced in China over successive dynasties. It comprises over 3,400 titles bound in more than 36,000 volumes, and is arranged into four main sections--classical writings, histories, philosophical texts, and literature.
3. Illustrated Tributes to the Imperial Ch'ing
This text in nine chapters was compiled by Fuheng, Dong Gao, and others, and it was illustrated by Men Ch'ing-an and others. The text is divided geographically, with each chapter dealing with different areas.