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Friday, February 21, 2014

Treasured, rare Tibetan texts find a home — in China

An archivist scans a rare 17th-century Tibetan Buddhist text at the E. Gene Smith Library. the world's largest private collection of Tibetan literature, at the Southwest University for Nationalities in Chengdu, China. The collection is being digitized to be shared online.