The entire work is comprised of 22,877 juan sections of text proper and a prolegomenon and index in 60 juan, all bound in 11,095 volumes, amounting to about 370 million characters in all. The contemporary china collection of the library of congress. The yongle encyclopedia is a largescale encyclopediathe largest in premodern chinaarranged by subject categories traditionally used in. It contained 22,277 volumes, whose index alone ran to 60 volumes. A few months after june 1989, we began to view the tiananmen. Yunglo tatien vast documents of the yunglo era national palace museum. Its sheer scope and size made it the worlds largest paperbased. The rebellion of zhang yuxian 942943 article pdf available in bulletin of the school of oriental and african studies 773. Another major contribution to learning was the yongle dadian yunglo tatien or great literary repository of the yongle reign. A scientific response to the chester beatty library collection a scientific response to the chester beatty library collection it is a powerful and natural instinct in humans to wonder about the nature and workings of our bodies, our surroundings and our universe. Manuscript of chapters 10,110 to 10,112 of the great encyclopaedia of the yongle reign yongle dadian, copied out in ink on paper, bound with silk covers.
The yongle encyclopedia or yongle dadian simplified chinese. When speaking of mathematics in east asia, it is necessary to take into account china, japan, korea, and vietnam as a whole. Great canon literally, vast documents of the yongle era, wadegiles romanization yunglo tatien, chinese compilation that was the worlds largest known encyclopaedia. Holdings of yong le da dian in united kingdom libraries pdf. Great canon literally, vast documents of the yongle era chinese compilation that was the worlds largest known. Qingdai shiliao historical data of the qing dynasty. For example, baike quanshu hundred subjects complete book comprehensive encyclopedia and yongle dadian yongle emperors great canon yongle encyclopedia. The yongle dadian is the longest book ever written by the way. Encyclopedic works were published in china for well over one and a half thousand years before chinas first modern encyclopedias were published after chinas economic. The yongle encyclopedia or yongle dadian is a partially lost chinese leishu encyclopedia. Encyclopaedia of the yongle reign, compiled by yao guangxiao.
Many subjects were covered, including agriculture, art, astronomy. The yongle encyclopedia 14038 has been called the worlds longest reference book. These metadata help manage the information about rights and intellectual property and the source document is used to obtain the digitized version of the document, preservation activities completed on the files, etc. Most of the extant parts of yongle dadian were published by zhonghua shuju in 1960, when 730 juan were reproduced in reduced format in 202 ce, contained in 20 han. Yongle period 14031424 jingdezhen, jiangxi province bottle height 33. The yongle dadian was commissioned by the yongle emperor r. Yongle emperors attempt to regulate the textual knowledge available in the early fifteenth century, an attempt that had manifested itself most evidently in the enormous yongle dadian. In 1408, the yongle dadian encyclopedia held an estimated 11,000 handwritten volumes of human knowledgethe single largest compendium of information on earth at the time.
Previous chinese dynasties had created encyclopedias, but during yongles reign one of the biggest ever was produced. Pacific rimthe huntington library houses an array of materials for the study of the pacific rim, a region of immense breadth, with a diverse network of people, cultures, and societies. The tcm history traditional chinese medicine china. Too large to be printed, it was preserved in manuscript sets in imperial libraries. The length is sometimes given as 11,095 volumes, and sometimes as. Jewels brought home but it takes patience chinadaily. The yongle encyclopedia was started by the yongle emperor in 1402 and it consisted of 11095 volumes.
Pdf the history of the yongle dadians1 creation, near total destruction, its wanton dispersal. The original manuscript of the great encyclopaedia of the yongle reign was created at the order of chinas yongle emperor r. A copy of yongle dadian was returned by the government of east germany during the 1950s. Print pdfs based on an original design by maureen mackenzietaylor. The contemporary china collection in the asian division the library of congress judy s. At a very early time in their histories, japan, korea, and vietnam all adopted the. Bibliographical notes on the early ming copy of the. Twelve transcript volumes, together with rare historical documents. Great canon of yongle was a chinese leishu encyclopedia commissioned by the yongle emperor of the ming dynasty in 1403 and completed by 1408. With a free trial of our online pdf converter, you can convert files to and from pdf for free, or sign up for one of our memberships for limitless access to our file converters full suite of tools. Pdf the history of the yongle dadian s1 creation, near total destruction, its wanton dispersal, its promising reprinting and possible digitization. Great canon of the yongle reign the british library. Great canon of yongle is a partially lost chinese leishu encyclopedia commissioned by the yongle emperor of the ming dynasty in 1403 and completed by 1408.
With 11,095 volumes, its hard to dispute the claim. The content of the yongle dadian covers all aspects of traditional chinese. Users can purchase an ebook on diskette or cd, but the most popular method of getting an ebook is to purchase a downloadable file of the ebook or other reading material from a web site such as barnes and noble to be read from the users computer or reading device. Yongle encyclopedia project gutenberg selfpublishing. East asian mathematics, the discipline of mathematics as it developed in china and japan. All fields all headings corporate names geographic names personal names works expressions preferred headings exact heading bibliographic titles. Yongle reign, hence the yongle dadian 7tcca completed in 1408. Virtual international authority file search select field. Compiled during the ming dynasty 681644 by thousands of chinese scholars under the direction of the yongle emperor. World heritage encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the.
This publication was continued in 1984 when a further 67 juan were added in 20 ce, contained in 2 han. Under the orders of zhu zhanji, 3,000 scholars had worked years before compiling all chinese knowledge from the previous two thousand years, in 22,937 passages extracted from more than 7,000. Now, its lucky to get a passing trickle of traffic on its brief, sad wikipedia page. Great canon of yongle is a partially lost chinese leishu encyclopedia commissioned by the yongle emperor of the ming dynasty in. I just got started backing things up onto a cd and already i have 31 fucking miserable ass minutes left.
Manuscript of chapters 803 to 806 of the great encyclopaedia of the yongle reign yongle dadian, copied out in ink on paper, bound with silk covers. Therefore, some components of the lost jingshi dadian could be found in the remnants of the yongle dadian. The library acquired 29 volumes of the very famous yongle dadian. The yongle encyclopedia is a largescale encyclopediathe largest in pre modern chinaarranged by subject categories traditionally used in.
A number of the accounts had thus been recovered, but the 2 several chinese scholars have produced major research works on the compilation of the yuan. It seems that this not only reports that marco polo left china sometime in late ad 1290 or the very beginning of ad 1291, but it also gives the voyages final destination, mabar pandya dynasty in. During the boxer rebellion in 1900 a fire set off in the uprising in the hanlin library in beijing destroyed copies of one of its most prized treasures. Media in category yongle encyclopedia the following 200 files are in this category, out of 792 total.
Data package is embargoed until january 10 2083, 06. Its not like im making copies of yongle dadian or anything. Compiled by 147 scholars and then revised by another 3000, the work had well over 22,000 chapters. The massive yongle dadian covered all important chinese literary works that had survived up to that point.
Geographical coverage is strongest for california, china, hawaii, japan, and the philippines, with a current collecting emphasis on chineseamerican and japaneseamerican history in southern. The yongle encyclopedia is a largescale encyclopediathe largest in premodern chinaarranged by subject categories traditionally used in china. Ricardo eitobrun, in xmlbased content management, 2018. Most of the encyclopedia was destroyed in the wars of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Chu ti was the third emperor of the ming dynasty in china, reigning from 1402 to 1424 zhu di was the fourth son of the hongwu emperor, the founder of the ming dynasty. Photo by wang kaihaochina daily during the boxer rebellion in 1900 a fire set off in the uprising in the. The original manuscript of the great encyclopaedia of the yongle reign was created at the order of chinas yongle emperor. A scientific response to the chester beatty library collection.1026 23 114 1427 121 210 543 461 1090 436 207 817 1108 1526 1480 182 297 1369 385 984 727 1379 784 1099 344 800 795 117 205 1488 1317 479 238 1176 1133 885 697 226