A Fusion of Tradition and Modernity: Chinese Publishing in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

Title

A Fusion of Tradition and Modernity: Chinese Publishing in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

Description

This talk is the third session in the CALA Speaker Series: Describing Chinese Rare Books and Cultural Heritage Collections. It can be accessed via CALA's YouTube channel at: https://youtu.be/YkHCeKIcyCE

The mid-19th century marked a period of enlightenment in Chinese history. During this time, Chinese society underwent a transformation due to the introduction of modern civilization and Western culture and the rebuilding of traditions destroyed by social unrest. During the transformation of Chinese society, significant historical events such as the Taiping Rebellion, the influence of Western missionaries, the Westernization Movement, and the Wuxu Reform had a profound and lasting effect on book publishing. Virtually all significant developments during this period had a profound impact that shaped the industry's course. In this context, Chinese publishing emerged as a complex blend of tradition and modernity, showcasing diverse perspectives. This talk will discuss Chinese publishing's distinctive characteristics in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It will cover various aspects, such as publishing institutional arrangements, content features, printing technology, and the different forms of written Chinese, including the vernacular style. The talk will also examine the challenges and opportunities overseas Chinese studies librarians may face when dealing with Chinese publications during this period. It's delivered by Haiqing Lin, Head of Technical Services at C.V. Starr East Asian Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Creator

Lin, Haiqing

Publisher

Chinese American Librarians Association

Date

2023-04-28

Format

application/pdf

Language

eng

Type

Text; Presentation

Is Part Of

CALA Speaker Series: Describing Chinese Rare Books and Cultural Heritage Collections

Position: 356 (230 views)

Files

A Fusion of Tradition and Modernity.pptx.pdf

Citation

Lin, Haiqing, “A Fusion of Tradition and Modernity: Chinese Publishing in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries,” CALASYS - CALA Academic Resources & Repository System, accessed May 30, 2024, https://ir.cala-web.org/items/show/1125.