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Books in Numbers

Books in Numbers

by Wilt L. Idema
     
 

ISBN-10: 9629963310

ISBN-13: 9789629963316

Pub. Date: 02/06/2008

Publisher: Chinese University Press, The

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789629963316
Publisher:
Chinese University Press, The
Publication date:
02/06/2008
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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