Events celebrating Chinese language week 2017.
- Date: Wednesday, 18 October, 2017
Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets
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Duncan M Campbell talks about the book, the collection, and the library
It has been estimated that by the 1750s, more books had been produced in China than in the rest of the world put together. What constituted the Chinese book, over time, and how did Chinese engage with them? How were they collected, and what do we know about the libraries that were once such a pronounced feature of the geographical and intellectual landscapes of imperial China, before being replaced by imported models of the public library?
On the occasion of the Chinese Language Week of 2017, and at a moment in history where China has again entered a golden age of printing, this illustrated talk will discuss aspects of these issues
Wang Xian 王咸 (1591-1676), “Painting of the Pavilion for Drawing from the Well of the Ancients” (Jigu ge tu 汲古閣圖) (1642).