T.H. Tsien, 105, Dies; Scholar of Chinese Books Rescued 30,000 of Them

Title

T.H. Tsien, 105, Dies; Scholar of Chinese Books Rescued 30,000 of Them

Subject

Biography, Obituary, bibliographer

Description

Obituary for T.H. Tsien's death (April 9, 2015) announced on Web site of University of Chicago by Margalit Fox, with brief introduction of T. H. Tsien. T. H. Tsien was an emeritus professor of East Asian languages and civilizations, and an emeritus curator of the East Asian library at thUniversity of Chicago; T. H. Tsien was a librarian during Japanese occupied China, which lasted from 1931 until the end of World War II. Working in secret, he was in 1941 risked his life to struggle tens of thousands of rare volumes to safety amid the Japanese occupation of Shanghai. Professor Tsien was one of the world’s renowned scholars of Chinese bibliography and paleography, the study of ancient writing,

Creator

Margalit Fox

Source

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/20/world/asia/th-tsien-scholar-of-chinese-written-word-dies-at-105.html?ref=obituaries&_r=2

Publisher

New York Times

Date

APRIL 19, 2015

Contributor

Margalit Fox

Rights

University of Chicago

Format

Web

Language

Eng

Type

Web

Citation

Margalit Fox, “T.H. Tsien, 105, Dies; Scholar of Chinese Books Rescued 30,000 of Them,” CALASYS - CALA Academic Resources & Repository System, accessed December 15, 2018, http://ir.cala-web.org/items/show/59.