Image of the Great encyclopaedia of the Yongle Reign (Yongle dadian), 1562-1567 China, CBL C 1757

In Focus Tour

Live Online DCC Culture Club: Everlasting Happiness

Live Online DCC Culture Club:
Everlasting Happiness: The amazing Yongle Emperor and his early 15th Century Encyclopaedia 

This talk with Guide Brian O’Neill, will give an introduction to the 3rd Ming Emperor, Emperor Yongle, whose name translates as ‘Everlasting Happiness’. The highlight of his truly productive and amazing reign of just over 20 years, is his quest for knowledge, resulting in the creation of a monumental Encyclopaedia, finished in 1407. The Chester Beatty collection holds 3 volumes of this incredible work.

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Open today 12:00pm - 5:30pm

Monday to Friday 9:45am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 9:45am - 8:00pm
Saturday 9:45am - 5:30pm
Sunday 12:00pm - 5:30pm

Closed Mondays: Nov - Feb
Closed 1 Jan; Good Friday; 24-26 Dec

Admission is Free
No booking required
Suggested donation €5


Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92