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Repairing and Binding Chinese Books



The following important article on the binding and repair of Chinese books
is available in the current issue (Volume VIII, Number 1) of The East Asian
Library Journal:

"The Repair and Binding of Old Chinese Books Translated and Adapted for
Western Conservators"
        Translated by David Helliwell, Bodleian Library, Oxford
        Based on a Chinese text written by Xiao Zhentang  (a man whose entire
career was devoted to repairing antiquarian Chinese books) in collaboration
with Ding Yu, a writer, and published in Beijing in 1980
        Illustrated with 52 drawings by Christopher Clarkson and 16 photographs
        122 pages
        US $30.00 post paid

To Order:  Send check for US $30.00 (U.S. funds only)
                Payable to: Trustees of Princeton University
                Address:     East Asian Library Journal
                              211 Jones Hall, Princeton University
                              Princeton, New Jersey 08540

Questions? :   Send e-mail messages to Nancy Tomasko at either of the
following addresses-
                        ealj@princeton.edu
                        mntomasko@worldnet.att.net

Volume VIII, Number 1 of the East Asian Library Journal also contains two
additional articles:
        Wai-ming Ng.  "The I CHING in Tokugawa Medical Thought"    and
        Martin Heijdra. "Who were the Laka? A Survey of Scriptures in the Minority
Languages of Southwest China"

Volume VIII, Number 2 will be a special issue devoted to the writings of
the poet Su Shi (1037-1101).  Annual subscriptions (two issues) to The East
Asian Library Journal are forty dollars (post paid) in North America and
fifty dollars (post paid) elsewhere.

Looking forward to hearing from you,
Nancy Norton Tomasko,
Associate Editor, The East Asian Library Journal


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