Official Records of Tibet from the Yuan Dynasty China, 1304-1367
Documentary heritage submitted by China and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2013.
A collection of 22 invaluable original documents including imperial edicts issued by the Yuan Emperors, religious edicts issued by the Imperial Preceptors and orders from Tibetan political rulers written in Tibetan language and the rare Phags-pa script. They provide authentic evidence in understanding the political, religious, economic and cultural aspects of ancient Tibet. These documents were nominated not only because they were part of the very rare Yuan-dynasty paper archives, but also because they were written in Phags-pa script, the new Mongolian character, which is extremely rare in the world.