Reproduction of "Siku Quanshu" to be on display in Yangzhou
Updated: 2014-04-21 09:22
A rare duplicate of a classic Chinese book opened to the public in East China's Jiangsu province on Friday.
The reproduction of the "Siku Quanshu," or the "Complete Library in the Four Branches of Literature," is available to view free of charge in the Wanfo Building at Tianning Temple in the city of Yangzhou, said Wang Genbao, chairman of the copy's maker, Yangzhou Bindings.
The "Siku Quanshu" originally had seven copies, most of which were destroyed during warfare. The Yangzhou copy, which took more than a decade to make, was based on the classic's "Wen Jin Ge" edition, one of three remaining completely preserved copies. The original "Wen Jin Ge" edition is currently preserved at the National Library of China (NLC). more