Ancient encyclopedia shown in Beijing museum

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-12-07 11:06
Volumes of The Yongle Canon are on display at the National Museum of Classic Books in Beijing, Dec 6, 2018. [Photo/IC]

A grand exhibition showing documents related to The Yongle Canon, an ancient encyclopedia compiled in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), is ongoing at the National Museum of Classic Books in Beijing.

A total of 12 volumes of The Yongle Canon, rare historical documents, rubbings, manuscripts, archives as well as photocopies published in different periods and collected overseas are on display during the exhibition.

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