Asia Past and Present Books

COLLECTING ASIA: East Asian Libraries in North America, 1868–2008 (Edited by Peter X. Zhou)

ISBN 978-0-924304-56-9. 374 pages. Cloth. 8.5 x 11. Full color.

An essential book for all scholars of East Asia: NOW AVAILABLE AT A SPECIAL SALE PRICE OF $19.99 (originally listed at $70.00)

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
University of California, Los Angeles
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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