ECNS: China digitizes historical Mongolian books

ECNS: China digitizes historical Mongolian books. “Chinese researchers have launched several digital archive projects to preserve a number of historical Mongolian books. Engraved on wood, a rare Mongolian version of the Tibetan Buddhist classic ‘Kangyur’ has been scanned and photographed to make a digital copy, according to Qi Jinyu, deputy head of the Mongolian language and literature working group. Published in 1720, the woodcut copy has 109 volumes and 50 million words. Its electronic edition is now available online.”