Shandong Culture

The first encyclopedia of Mount Tai to be compiled

( Updated: 2016-05-04

Shandong province has initiated the compilation of China's first encyclopedia about Mount Tai, according to the authorities of the Mount Tai scenic spot on April 26.

Mount Tai is considered to be the most revered mountain out of the five famous mountains in China, enjoying UNESCO world heritage status.

Specialists from domestic well-known universities such as Peking University, Tsinghua University and Shandong University are participating in compiling the works.

Consisting of 120 volumes and 60 million words, the encyclopedia is expected to take three to five years to complete.

The complete works will include a great number of historical literature and research achievements to present readers with various knowledge about Mount Tai, ranging from the climate, plants, animals, medicines to history, folk-custom, religion and art.

"The spirit and culture of Mount Tai stands for the Chinese national spirit and traditional culture, and the encyclopedia will show people the charm of Mount Tai worldwide," said Yao Ting, the director of the Management Committee of Mount Tai scenic spot.

The first encyclopedia of Mount Tai to be compiled

The beautiful scenery of Mount Tai is regarded as the best of the five famous mountains in China. [Photo/Xinhua]