Books in Numbers
Edited by Wilt L. Idema
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Books in Numbers by Wilt L. Idema
Book DescriptionThis collection of papers 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 papers in this volume do not in any way 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9789629963316
(229mm x 152mm x 33mm)
Imprint: The Chinese University Press
Publisher: The Chinese University Press
Publish Date: 15-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: Hong Kong
Books By Author Wilt L. Idema
Battles, Betrayals & Brotherhood, Hardback (September 2012)
No cycle of historical legends has enjoyed greater or more enduring popularity in China than that of the Three Kingdoms, which recounts the dramatic story of the civil wars (c. AD 180 220) that divided the old Han empire into the Shu-Han, Wei, and Wu states, and the eventual reunification of the realm under the Western Jin in AD 280."
Mulan, Hardback (September 2010)» View all books by Wilt L. Idema
The legend of Mulan remains one of the most popular Chinese folktales despite (or because of) its lack of supernatural demonstrations or interventions. In addition to a translation of the earliest recorded version of the legend, this title offers translations of several later iterations of the tale.
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Author Biography - Wilt L. Idema
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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