Since its foundation in 1933, the National Central Library of the Republic of China has borne the heavy responsibility of collecting and conserving the nation’s important documents. The Library’s special and treasured collections include in excess of 12,000 items from the Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties. These collections have always been held in high esteem by the international academic community for both the quality and quantity of their documents. They are regarded not only as one of Taiwan’s treasured resources, but also as an important asset for the research of human knowledge.
Taiwan Academy was established to help share Taiwan’s Chinese culture with the world. In keeping with this spirit, National Central Library holds annual exhibitions of ancient books and documents overseas. The exhibition offers both overseas readers and the overseas library community an opportunity to learn about NCL’s rich and varied collections and provides a detailed introduction to Chinese cultural traditions.