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Resource nameNational Palace Museum—Database of Biographies of Eminent Figures in the History of the Great Qing, and the Biographical Packs and Drafts of the Historiography Institutes
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Introduction

This archive contains the digitalized contents of the Museum's collection of biographical resources from the Qing dynasty's State Historiography Institute (1690-1911) and the Republic of China's Qing Historiography Institute (1914-1928). This voluminous collection includes 3,536 "Biographical Packets", 8,384 "Biographical Drafts" and 2,726 volumes of Biographies of Eminent Figures in the History of the Great Qing, covering a total of around 15,000 important personages. These are important first-hand resources for the study of the history and personages of the Qing.

"Biographical Packets" are documents collected and compiled by the Qing dynasty's State Historiography Institute and grouped into packets. The contents include inventories of personal records, biographical slips, lists of deeds and family backgrounds, biographical sketches, lists of contributions, brief biographies, drafts of memorials, obituaries, chronicles, funeral orations, official communications, literary works, and drafts of biographies. "Biographical Drafts" refer to the drafts and documents of biographies preserved by the Qing dynasty's State Historiography Institute and the Republic of China's Qing Historiography Institute. These include biographical drafts, as well as their revised, edited and final versions. The Biographies of Eminent Figures in the History of the Great Qing, edited, compiled, and presented by the Qing dynasty's State Historiography Institute, is a general work on presented to the Imperial Court. The personages contained within include: princes, meritorious statesmen, members of the imperial family, court officials, officials who retained theirs positions after capitulating to the new dynasty, traitorous officials, and faithful followers.

The database is available for public consultation through the internet, and the digitized images can be viewed online for a nominal fee.

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