Other RareBooks in National Palace Museum
Welcome to the National Palace Museum's collection of rare books from various dynasties! Here you will find some of the most important texts in Chinese history, such as the Complete Library of the Four Treasuries, Illustrated Tributes to the Imperial Ch'ing and Vast Documents of the Yung-lo Era. These texts provide us with an invaluable insight into Chinese culture and history during these periods. We hope you enjoy exploring these incredible artifacts!
1. 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.
2. Illustrated Tributes to the Imperial Ch'ing
This book has nine chapters and was put together by Fuheng, Dong Gao, and others. Men Ch'ing-an and others did the illustrations. The book is divided by geography, with the first chapter covering foreign lands like Korea, Ryuku, Annam, England, and France.
3. Vast Documents of the Yung-lo Era
The Ming dynasty's Vast Documents of the Yung-lo Era is a grand compilation project that was started in 1403. The project was ordered by the Yung-lo Emperor who wanted to gather all the books from previous periods. The project was completed five years later and contained a lot of information.