Hsüan-mi t'a-pei with Handwritten Prefaces by Fu Ssu-nien
Item No. : 210755 (Fu994.2/308)
MaterialsEdition:Book of Ink Rubbings, Ming Dynasty
In 1948 Fu Ssu-nien bought this book of Ming Dynasty rubbings—Hsüan-mi t'a-pei—in Nan-ching. After he compared the rubbings with the Shang-hai Commercial Publishing Company's copied version, he began to believe that this work actually originated in the middle of the Ch'ing Dynasty. He additionally reported that the writers of prefaces and comments about stele rubbings often excelled in the use of over-embellishment, and that even books of rubbings from the Ming or Ch'ing Dynasty, were commonly claimed as works from the Sung.