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Virtual Tour at National Museum of Classic Books


Relying on the rich collection of National Library, the National Museum of Classic Books is aimed to display China’s classics and promote Chinese culture. It is a new development of the social education function of the National Library. It’s a comprehensive museum that integrates classics collection, display, research, protection, public education, cultural heritage and cultural leisure.

Through its virtual exhibition hall, visitors would take a peep at Yongle Dadian, or the Yongle Encyclopedia, the largest encyclopedia in Chinese history. Commissioned by Emperor Yongle of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and compiled by officials and scholars, the encyclopedia incorporated more than eight thousand ancient books in China from the pre-Qin Dynasty to the early Ming Dynasty.

Besides the Yongle Encyclopedia exhibition, other exhibitions are dedicated to ancient scripts collection recalling the literary history of China.



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