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Tibet opens the online rare ancient books to readers worldwide

Date: 2021.04.29 Author: Celia Tang

Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region has filled an online "treasure house" with the priceless ancient books for lovers of Tibetan culture worldwide. Since its trial operation on April 25, 2020, the platform has received nearly 100,000 visits, setting a record high for the library's website.


As part of efforts to protect the ancient culture, the regional ancient book protection center announced it had uploaded rare ancient books with over 20,000 folios to an online platform under the official website of the Tibet Library.


Users can search, copy and download the valuable books for free on the platform. The platform covers the biographies of Tibetan scholars and the history of Tibet and Buddhism that span from the 12th to the 20th century.