Book Collecting in Chinese Culture

By Sang Liangzhi

Contributions by: Zhou Qing

Book collecting is an old tradition in Chinese culture which is experiencing a recent revival. Books are a key to understanding Chinese cultural past and present. It is the author's contention that books are a crystallization of human wisdom, and book collection is a crystallization of culture. People's respect for knowledge and culture all start with books and with book collecting. In the electronic age, this is even more relevant. This book explores all aspects of book collecting in China, including: government book collecting and prohibition * famous book collectors * religious book collecting * college book collecting * business book collecting * book collecting philosophy and its influence on the development of education and commerce.

540 pages

Publication Date: 4/1/2014
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781844643189