It was the place where Fan Qin (1506-1585) placed his collection of books before the Tianyige Library was constructed. As Dongming was another name by which Fan Qin called himself, he named the lodge “Dongming Lodge”, or “My One Cottage” alternatively. It
It was first the east room of the Fan’s Former Residence, and is then the living place of the family descendants. In order to protect the books collected, Fan Qin separated the living quarter from the library with high walls. Today’s Residence was the res
Built in the 1980s, it is the second-generation Tianyige, which presents visitors the traditional layout of the second floor of the Baoshu House in a modern way of display.
Alternatively called Baoshu House and constructed around 1561 of the Ming, it was the place where Fan Qin stored his book collection and the oldest existing private library in China. Books are most vulnerable to fire, he said, but water can suppress fire.