Books in Numbers: Seventy-fifth Anniversary of the Harvard-Yenching Library : Conference Papers

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Wilt L. Idema
Chinese University Press, 2007 - History - 500 pages
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This collection of essays is a result of an academic conference entitled "Books in Numbers" held in celebration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Harvard-Yenching Library. The aim of this conference was to celebrate the book culture of East Asia by comparing and contrasting the development of manuscript and print culture in each of the separate cultural areas of the region: China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, and Central Asia. The essays do not attempt to offer a "complete" picture of the history of writing and the book in East Asia, but rather they hope to make a modest contribution by highlighting the differential developments in each of the cultural regions, as they were influenced by political, economic, social, and cultural factors.

 

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Contents

The Rise and Decline
23
The Picture of the Turning
49
Recently
91
From Cave to Computer
115
Qing Book Culture and Inner Asia
199
Readers Etiquette and Other Aspects of Book Culture
237
Authorial SelfFashioning in
267
The Industrialization of Print Culture in East Asia
309
Print Culture and the Emergent Public Sphere in Colonial
357
The Challenges of Digitalization for East Asian Collections
413
Digital Archives and Digital Libraries in Taiwan
435
Digital Library Networks and eBook Publishing in Korea
457
Recent Developments in the Chinese Electronic Publishing
481
List of Contributors
497
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About the author (2007)

Wilt L. Idema currently teaches Chinese Literature at Harvard University. He has published widely, both in English and Dutch, especially on Chinese drama and fiction. Among his most recent publications are A Guide to Chinese Literature (with Lloyd Haft, 1997), and The Red Brush: Writing Women in Imperial China (with Beata Grant, 2004).

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