Beyond the book : unique and rare primary sources for East Asian studies collected in North America / Jidong Yang, editor.

  • Ann Arbor, MI : Association for Asian Studies, [2022]
  • ©2022
359 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.


  • Asia past & present ; no. 16. [More in this series]
  • Asia past & present: new research from AAS ; number 16
Summary note
"Beyond the Book is the first ever book dedicated to the studies of rare East Asian materials collected by individuals and institutions in North America. Most of the materials discussed in this volume are in a non-book format, such as archives, maps, prints, photographs, motion pictures, sound recordings, diaries, correspondence, posters, and unofficial publications. Beyond the Book not only reveals many interesting and forgotten stories in the two centuries of cultural exchanges between East Asia and North America, but also provides fresh clues for East Asian studies scholars in their search for important research materials"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Preface / Jidong Yang -- 1. Missionary families and the China connection: an introduction to the R. Stuart Hummel Family Papers / Zhaohui Xue -- 2. Gaihōzu, maps of areas outside the Japanese territories prepared by the former Japanese army in libraries in the United States: discovery and processing / Azusa Tanaka and Shigeru Kobayashi -- 3. The first Korean rare manuscript in Canada: the Min Family Correspondence Collection at the University of Toronto / Hana Kim and Hye-Eun Lee -- 4. Preserving the growing collection of Japanese Canadian redress materials at the University of Toronto Libraries / Fabiano Takashi Rocha -- 5. Making the Sidney D. Gamble Photographs digital collection / Luo Zhou -- 6. The Chalfant/Britton Collection at Columbia's C.V. Starr East Asian Library / Ria Koopmans-de Bruijn -- 7. Introduction to the Conant Collection at Columbia's C.V. Starr East Asian Library / Hee-sook Shin-- 8. The Alfred Rodman Hussy Papers (1945-1948) at the University of Michigan Library / Keiko Yokota-Carter -- 9. The earliest recordings of Korean music (1896) / Robert C. Provine -- 10. The Kan'ichi Asakawa Epistolary Network Project and its case studies / Haruko Nakamura -- 11. By accident and design: some provenance stories behind interesting and curious Japanese materials at the Harvard-Yenching Library / Kuniko Yamada McVey -- 12. The James H. Hausman Archive / Mikyung Kang -- 13. Revealing the hidden: uncataloged Japanese manuscripts at the C. V. Starr East Asian Library, University of California, Berkeley / Toshie Marra -- 14. The significance of the Korean materials in the William Elliot Griffis Collecion at Rutgers University / Young-mee Yu Cho and Sungmin Park -- 15. Fissures in the terrain: revisiting the Cold War in East Asia in the Hoover Archives / Hsiao-ting Lin-- Primary sources for the study of the Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945) in the Library of Congress / Yuwu Song -- 17. East meets West: digital humanities at the University of Pittsburgh / Michael J. Dabrishus and Haihui Zhang.
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Unique and rare primary sources for East Asian studies collected in North America
  • 9780924304989 ((hardcover))
  • 0924304987 ((hardcover))
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