Shanghai Library ed: WENMING HU JIAN: SHANGHAI TUSHUGUAN XUJIAHUI CANG SHULOUGUAN CANG ZHENXI WENXIAN TULU. Mutual Learning: Rare Collection in Bibliotheca Zi-ka-wei of Shanghai Library. Shanghai, 2020. vi, v, 382 pp. Colour and b/w plates throughout. 30x23 cm. Boards.
GBP 260.00
Catalogue of a fascinating exhibition held at the Shanghai Library exploring the holdings of material from the Zi-ka-wei (Xujiahui or Siccawei) Library, the first modern library established in Shanghai in 1847 by the Jesuits. The Zi-ka-wei Library reflected the efforts and publications of catholic and Protestant missionaries in China from the 15th to 20th centuries. The exhibition divided into 6 sections: 1. Vision: From Sinae to China; 2. Dissemination: Translate from Chinese Civilization; 3. Sinology: Origin and Development; 4. Adaptation: Translate from Western World; 5. Shanghai: Integration and Innovation; 6. Communication: Science and Technology. Illustrated throughout with rare and fascinating western works and works published in China pertinent to the missionaries' efforts and researches. Sheds much light on this somewhat obscure western institution at the heart of Shanghai since its earliest days. Title of each section and title of each work illustrated in English, otherwise Chinese text only. Very hard to obtain.
Subjects: Rare Books Shanghai
Available, as of: 12/02/2022
Was item 33 in printed List 202.
Record produced by Hanshan Tang Books,