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National Library of Australia, in partnership with the National Library of China
National Library of Australia
Parkes Pl W
Canberra
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An exclusive exhibition in partnership with the National Library of China. Experience 300 years of Chinese culture and tradition from two of the world’s great libraries. From life at court to life in the villages and fields, glimpse the world of China’s last imperial dynasty and its wealth of cultural tradition.

See exquisite and precious objects, marvel at drawings and plans for Beijing’s iconic palaces from the Yangshi Lei Archives, listed on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register in 2007 and never before seen in Australia. Beautiful maps, books and prints come alive in ornate detail. Discover the acclaimed Chinese Collection of the National Library of Australia, including rare items from the London Missionary Society that offer a unique view of early western impressions of China.

A catalogue is available.