ALL uses staff expertise, partnerships, and years of relationship-building in the field of cultural preservation to locate collections of ancient texts. Scattered over centuries, these collections may exist in the homes of private collectors, or in libraries or other institutions. Lack of funding can mean the collections are underutilized. Physical events such as earthquakes or flooding can endanger text collections, as can social or cultural upheaval. ALL’s mission is to find and preserve these precious works of wisdom, to digitize them for posterity and global access, and to make them available free online for all.

Discovering the Chinese Classics

Finding the timeless texts of Chinese world heritage culture.

Rare Text Discoveries

ALL finds rare and precious texts of timeless Asian wisdom.