Exhibition of ancient books opens in Inner Mongolia
The Chinese Minority Groups Ancient Books and Treasures Exhibition opens at on July 5 at the Inner Mongolia Art Museum in Hohhot, capital of North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, on July 5. [Photo/IC]
The Chinese Minority Groups Ancient Books and Treasures Exhibition opened on July 5 at the Inner Mongolia Art Museum in Hohhot, capital of North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region. The event is hosted by the National Research Office for Ancient Books of Minority Groups under the State Ethnic Affairs Commission (SEAC).
Since its launch in 2016, the exhibition has been held in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region; Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region; Kunming, Yunnan province; Beijing; Lijiang, Yunnan province; and Chengdu, Sichuan province.
Over 60 original documents from ancient books were exhibited, and more than 2,000 ancient books with academic value that were collected and published by a number of provinces and regions over the past 30 years will also be showcased. The exhibition will run until July 15.
The exhibition is meant give audiences a feel for ancient Chinese civilization, raise awareness of the importance of protecting ancient books, promote ideological and cultural exchanges among a variety of minority groups, build a strong sense of community among the Chinese people, and consolidate the socialist values of equality, solidarity, mutual assistance, and harmony.
The exhibition is divided into four sections. The first section uses graphic exhibition boards to represent the ancient texts of ethnic minorities, the second section consists of a collection of ancient Mongolian books, the third section is an exhibit of restored ancient books where experts explain the process of restoration, and the fourth section focuses on the translation, research, and publication of minority group books and their achievements in Inner Mongolia.
Visitors admire ancient books at the Inner Mongolia Art Museum on July 5. [Photo/IC]