This two-volume work is a representative selection of 335 items from the vast holdings of Chinese manuscripts and rare books held at the Royal Library, Copenhagen, most of these from its Chinese Museum Collection.
Author: Brent Pedersen
Publisher: Nordic Inst of Asian Studies
Category: Literary Criticism
This two volume selection features 335 Chinese manuscripts and rare books held at the Royal Library in Copenhagen. Designed as a source of reference for scholars working in all aspects of manuscript and rare book studies, the catalog includes over 290 full page illustrations that help identify most of the books and manuscripts listed.
This volume gives a description of 110 Korean manuscripts and rare books, the majority of which belonging to the Royal Library, Copenhagen (another 13 items being part of the Ethnographic Collection of the National Museum of Denmark).
Rare Books from East Asia *Chinese (including Tangut). ... R. K. Douglas, Catalogue of Chinese Printed Books, Manuscripts and Drawings in the Library of the British Museum (1877); Supplementary Catalogue (1903) L. Giles, ...
Author: Karen Attar
Publisher: Facet Publishing
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This directory is a handy on-volume discovery tool that will allow readers to locate rare book and special collections in the British Isles. Fully updated since the second edition was published in 1997. this comprehensive and up-to-date guide encompasses collections held in libraries, archives, museums and private hands. The Directory: Provides a national overview of rare book and special collections for those interested in seeing quickly and easily what a library holds Directs researchers to the libraries most relevant for their research Assists libraries considering acquiring new special collections to assess the value of such collections beyond the institution,showing how they fit into a ‘unique and distinctive’ model. Each entry in the Directory provides background information on the library and its purpose, full contact details, the quantity of early printed books, information about particular subject and language strengths, information about unique works and important acquisitions, descriptions of named special collections and deposited collections. Readership: Researchers, academic liaison librarians and library managers.
The collection spans the whole of the Edo period (1603-1867). Items from the latter part of the Edo period are best represented with many literary genres including Japanese editions of Chinese classical works.
... Chinese bibliography and one for collectanea (congshu), of a comprehensive catalogue of extant Chinese rare books, ... projects that will allow for continuing refinement of our knowledge of Chinese manuscripts and imprints published ...
Author: Cynthia J. Brokaw
Publisher: Univ of California Press
"A very useful book on a topic of growing importance and interest. Brokaw's introduction is one of the most valuable and best-written prefaces to an edited volume that I have encountered in some time."—Kent Guy, author of The Emperor's Four Treasures
About 500 rare items were obtained through the acquisition of the Wang Shu-an library in 1929.177 In 1957, the Library published A Descriptive Catalog of Rare Chinese Books in the Library of Congress, which was first compiled by Mr.
Author: Shu Chao Hu
Category: Social Science
This is the first comprehensive and in-depth study of the Chinese collection in the Library of Congress, the largest collection of its kind in the Western world. Started in 1869 with some 950 books received in the first exhange of publications between the United States and China, the collection has grown so steadily that in 1977 it numbered more than 430,000 volumes, including 2,000 rare Chinese items, some of which were printed in A.D. 975. In this primarily historical study, Professor Hu examines the social, cultural, and political forces that led to the development and growth of the collection, the acquisitions policies followed, and the sources of personal and financial support found within and outside the Library of Congress. He also explores the methods by which the library has built up several strong areas in the collection, particularly those of Chinese gazetteers, or local histories; ts’ung-shu, or collections of reprints; and rare works.
The collection of catalog cards for rare books was begun in 1980 , with more than forty experts involved in the final authentication and ... Manuscripts of books now existing only in hand - copied volumes were also perceived as rare .
Author: Sharon Chien Lin
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
With its comprehensive scope and depth in treatment, this unique book offers an overview of Chinese library and information services, as well as a bird's-eye view of the political and social evolution of modern China.
From 2007-2009, she was secretary of the IFLA Rare Books and Manuscripts Section. Her most recent publication is the exhibition catalog China on Paper: Chinese and European Works from the Late Sixteenth to the Early Nineteenth Centuries ...
Author: Bettina Wagner
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
"Pre-conference on 'Early printed books as material objects--Principles, problems, perspectives', which was held as a satellite meeting to the annual congress of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) in Milan, Italy"--P. v.
Thus, although the compilation of a comprehensive list of manuscripts produced in the Song of both pre-Song and Song texts is impossible today, the great number ... As any library's rare book catalogue shows, that was decidedly not the ...
Author: Joseph P. McDermott
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
In this learned, yet readable, book, Joseph McDermott introduces the history of the book in China in the late imperial period from 1000 to 1800. He assumes little knowledge of Chinese history or culture and compares the Chinese experience with books with that of other civilizations, particularly the European. Yet he deals with a wide range of issues in the history of the book in China and presents novel analyses of the changes in Chinese woodblock bookmaking over these centuries. He presents a new view of when the printed book replaced the manuscript and what drove that substitution. He explores the distribution and marketing structure of books, and writes fascinatingly on the history of book collecting and about access to private and government book collections. In drawing on a great deal of Chinese, Japanese, and Western research this book provides a broad account of the way Chinese books were printed, distributed, and consumed by literati and scholars, mainly in the lower Yangzi delta, the cultural center of China during these centuries. It introduces interesting personalities, ranging from wily book collectors to an indigent shoe-repairman collector. And, it discusses the obstacles to the formation of a truly national printed culture for both the well-educated and the struggling reader in recent times. This broad and comprehensive account of the development of printed Chinese culture from 1000 to 1800 is written for anyone interested in the history of the book. It also offers important new insights into book culture and its place in society for the student of Chinese history and culture. 'A brilliant piece of synthetic research as well as a delightful read, it offers a history of the Chinese book to the eighteenth century that is without equal.' - Timothy Brook, University of British Columbia 'Writers, scribes, engravers, printers, binders, publishers, distributors, dealers, literati, scholars, librarians, collectors, voracious readers — the full gamut of a vibrant book culture in China over one thousand years — are examined with eloquence and perception by Joseph McDermott in The Social History of the Book. His lively exploration will be of consuming interest to bibliophiles of every persuasion.' - Nicholas A. Basbanes, author of A Gentle Madness, Patience and Fortitude, A Splendor of Letters, and Every Book Its Reader Joseph McDermott is presently Fellow of St John’s College, Cambridge, and University Lecturer in Chinese at Cambridge University. He has published widely on Chinese social and economic history, most recently on the economy of the Song (or, Sung) dynasty for the Cambridge History of China. He has edited State and Court Ritual in China and Art and Power in East Asia.
Author: Chi Wang, The U.S.-China Policy FoundationPublish On: 2012-07-02
A Descriptive Catalog of Rare Chinese Books in the Library of Congress, first compiled by Wang Chung-min between 1939 ... 1 Chin, 14 Yuan, 1,518 Ming, and 70 early Ch'ing imprints, as well as 140 manuscripts and 93 miscellaneous items.
Author: Chi Wang, The U.S.-China Policy Foundation
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
In this collection of essays written by the former head of the Library of Congress Chinese Collection, Chi Wang chronicles the modest beginnings of the Chinese Collection at the Library of Congress and his crusade to transform it into the largest collection and Chinese cultural presence outside Asia. Select writings discuss publication and personnel exchanges with Chinese academic libraries, Chinese character encoding and library automation, and publishing activities in China.
CATALOGS OF XU BO'S LIBRARY The Union Catalog of Chinese Rare Books # lists two manuscript copies of the library catalog of the Xu family compiled by Xu Bo . One is a 4 - chapter Qing manuscript , and the other a 7 - chapter one copied ...
Author: Eugene Perry Link
Publisher: Chinese University Press
A collection of twenty-two Chinese and English-authored papers from the international symposium, "Chinese Culture, Past and Present: An International Conference in Commemoration of Frederick W. Mote". Professor F. W. Mote (1922-2005) is widely recognized as a key Sinologist, enjoying a great reputation for his erudition, generosity, and broad knowledge of China. These essays focus on Ming-Qing history and literature and are contributed by prominent scholars in the field. The publication of these works not only commemorate the life and work of Dr. Mote, but they also make a major contribution to Sinology.
Author: Library Association. Rare Books GroupPublish On: 1997
Chinese fiction ; and a strong collection of missionary works and translations of Biblical texts . Kaempfer collection . c60 v of books and maps collected in Japan RK Douglas , Catalogue of Chinese printed books , manuscripts by the ...
Author: Library Association. Rare Books Group
Publisher: Facet Pub
This revised edition lists approximately 1200 libraries in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, some included for the first time, with details of their rare and special book collections. It covers mainly those printed before 1850, but includes manuscript and modern material where related.
sification ( DDC ) system , with a title card catalog , a classified catalog for Chinese , and a dictionary card ... threadbound traditional Chinese books , containing more than 7,000 rare editions , 2,000 manuscripts , more than 400 ...
Author: David H. Stam
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.