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Collecting Asia: East Asian Libraries in North America 1868-2008

Peter Zhou

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ISBN 10: 0924304561 / ISBN 13: 9780924304569
Published by Association for Asian Studies, 2010
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Title: Collecting Asia: East Asian Libraries in ...

Publisher: Association for Asian Studies

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

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Written by leading East Asia specialists, librarians, and scholars, Collecting Asia offers a fascinating look at the founding and development of twenty-five of the major East Asian libraries in North America. This unique volume provides us with a look at the events and people that shaped these collections. Through carefully documented histories, we are introduced to the pioneering figures-from collector-explorers to scholar-librarians-who were instrumental in bringing books and artifacts from Asia to North America. This history of acquisition provides remarkable insight into our cultural legacies. "This extraordinarily important volume provides us with a unique look at the events and people that shaped the major collections of East Asian materials in North America. . . Richly illustrated and engagingly written, Collecting Asia will appeal to scholars, librarians, students, and anyone with an interest in Asia and the history behind these important collections." (Martha Ann Selby, University of Texas at Austin). The East Asia libraries featured in this landmark volume include: Library of Congress, Harvard-Yenching Library, University of California-Berkeley, Columbia University, Yale University, University of Michigan, Princeton University, University of Chicago, Cornell University, University of British Columbia, University of Washington, UCLA, Stanford University, University of Toronto, University of Pittsburgh, University of Hawaii, Indiana University, Ohio State University, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, University of Kansas, University of Pennsylvania, University of California-San Diego, Duke University, University of Minnesota, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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