Beyond the Book: Unique and Rare Primary Sources for East Asian Studies Collected in North America (Jidong Yang, Editor)
JUNE 2022. AVAILABLE TO PREORDER NOW via the Columbia University Press website.
9780924304989. 368 pages. Hardcover. AAS MEMBERS: use the code AASMEMBER at checkout for your 20% discount.
BEYOND THE BOOK is the first ever volume dedicated to the studies of rare East Asian materials collected by individuals and institutions in North America, including those currently held at the University of California, Berkeley; Columbia University; Duke University; Harvard University; Hoover Institution; Library of Congress; University of Michigan; University of Pittsburgh; Rutgers University; Stanford University; University of Toronto; University of Washington; and Yale University.
Most of the materials discussed 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, it also provides fresh clues for East Asian studies scholars in their search for important research materials.
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