Tibetan culture reflected in the Dege Sutra printing press

People visit Derge Parkhang, or Derge Sutra Printing Plant, in Derge County, Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, July 20, 2021. (Photo: China News Service / Liu Zhongjun)

Founded in 1729, the Derge Sutra printing house has collected 320,000 printing plates. Nicknamed “Treasure Box at the Foot of the Snow-Capped Mountain”, the house has printed books on history, science and technology, medicine, mathematics, literature, astronomy and geography. (Photo: Chinese Press Service / Liu Zhongjun)

A worker moves the carved board with scriptures on July 20, 2021. (Photo: China News Service / Liu Zhongjun)

Workers print paperwork at the Derge Sutra Printing Plant in Derge County, Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, July 20, 2021 (Photo: China News Service / Liu Zhongjun)

A photo taken on July 20 shows wooden printing boards laid out on the roof of the Derge Sutra Printing Plant for drying in Derge County, Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. (Photo: Chinese Press Service / Liu Zhongjun)

Visitors take photos of the Derge Sutra Printing Plant in Derge County, Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, July 20, 2021. (Photo: China News Service / Liu Zhongjun)

Workers print paperwork at the Derge Sutra Printing Plant in Derge County, Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, July 20, 2021 (Photo: China News Service / Liu Zhongjun)

The photo taken on July 20 shows the heirs of the Tibetan printing press examining the wooden board. (Photo: Chinese Press Service / Liu Zhongjun)

Workers print paperwork at the Derge Sutra Printing Plant in Derge County, Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, July 20, 2021 (Photo: China News Service / Liu Zhongjun)


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