[Commentary] The autumn rain is gurgling, which makes the work room quieter.

Only the whispers of two ancient restoration masters, Ou Li and Zhu Chengyan, attracted attention. They were discussing how to "resurrect" the damaged Yi language ancient book "Present Medicine".

  [Concurrent] Ou Li, Ancient Book Restorer, Chuxiong Yi Culture Research Institute

  The drug information and pharmacological information are all taken from the "Present Medicine Classic" and "tribute Medicine Classic", so it is actually very valuable for this kind of medical research.

  [Explanation] Recently, the reporter walked into the Chuxiong Yi Culture Research Institute in Yunnan, where there are more than 3,000 Yi cultural ancient books, which have been selected as the sixth batch of national ancient book protection units.

  [Explanation] Ancient books are the bearer of culture and the testimony of time.

After thousands of years of preservation, breakage is inevitable, and the severely damaged ancient books are scattered with broken characters and cannot be read.

  [Concurrent] Ou Li, Ancient Book Restorer, Chuxiong Yi Culture Research Institute

  This ancient Yi language book contains military culture, astronomy, geography, calendar, and medical culture.

So I feel like these, so much content, if we don’t do this thing, it may slowly die out in the future, if we protect it, and then let future generations and future generations to make better use of it, Then let it inherit and develop.

  [Concurrent] Xiao Huihua, Dean of Chuxiong Yi Culture Research Institute

  So every time we talk to these ancient books, we are full of emotions, with awe and admiration in our hearts, to have every dialogue and every sort of ancient books.

  [Explanation] The reporter saw that Ou Li and Zhu Chengyan carefully took out the ancient Yi-language book "Precise Medicine for Offering Medicine", and after registering, the book page was placed on the table with the reverse side facing up.

After the small watering can soaks the paper, use tweezers to unfold the damaged part, then use a brush dipped in the paste to brush on the damaged edge, fill and flatten it with new paper, taking extra care at every step.

  [Concurrent] Zhu Chengyan, Ancient Book Restorer, Chuxiong Yi Culture Research Institute

  If these Yi scripts (ancient books) are not repaired, it is hard to say that they will be more damaged in the back.

It is still at a level that can be repaired. If you do not repair it now, it will be difficult to repair it in the future.

  [Explanation] In the long history of China, all ethnic groups have created excellent cultures, leaving behind a voluminous volume of documents and ancient books.

Since 1984, China has been carrying out the protection, rescue, collection, sorting, translation, publication, and research of ethnic minority ancient books with the policy of “protection first, rescue first, rational use, and strengthened management”.

It is the restoration of ancient books such as Ou Li and Zhu Chengyan who used a pair of "smart hands" to restore the ancient books and "resurrect" the national cultural memory.

  Dao Zhinan She Lan reports from Chuxiong, Yunnan

Editor in charge: 【Luo Pan】