The Society of Fellows invites students and colleagues to our second 4on4 Salon in the 2021 Fall Semester, devoted to the history of Chinese book culture.
Ancient Chinese books represent a fundamental format to analyze the history of sinophone cultures. The appearing books in Chinese cultural history is closely related to the development of papermaking and printing. Woodblock printing technique and the invention of movable type printing make it possible the mass production of books, providing a formidable cultrual object for the development of teaching and intellectual disciplines in ancient time. Many aspects of ancient books can reflect the printing culture, reading habits and seal culture in China, including books' format, printing, circulating and collecting.
Venue: Room 102, Building C, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Thursday, September 30, 2021, 4-5:30pm.