RareBooks in National Palace Museum, Song dynasty part2
Welcome to the National Palace Museum's collection of rare books from the Song dynasty! Here you will find a selection of texts written by some of China's most influential scholars. We have Literary Collection of Liu Ping-k'o, which was rediscovered in the early Southern Song period, and Literary Collection of Nan-hsüan, written by the famous Neo-Confucianist Zhu Xi. These texts provide us with a unique insight into Chinese culture during this period, and we hope you enjoy exploring these incredible artifacts!
1. Literary Collection of Liu Ping-k'o
Liu Yuxi was a poet of the Tang dynasty. His work was lost over time, but parts of it were rediscovered in the early Southern Song period. Two copies of his work survive today, one in Japan and the other in China.
2. Literary Collection of Nan-hsüan
Zhang Chi was a Chinese philosopher who lived in the 12th century. He was praised by the famous Neo-Confucianist Zhu Xi for his character and intelligence. Zhang Chi was an important figure in the philosophy of his time, and served as a role model for later generations.