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Facsimiles, Forgeries, and Mistaken Identity among Chinese Rare Books
James Sören Edgren will provide a comprehensive background to the history of printing in China and East Asia, and it will open up avenues of inquiry for Western historians of Chinese rare books.
All are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided.
James Sören Edgren received his Ph.D. in Sinology from the University of Stockholm. He has worked in the Swedish Royal Library (National Library of Sweden) and has been employed in the antiquarian book trade. Dr. Edgren was Editorial Director of the Chinese Rare Books Project at Princeton University from 1991 to 2011. His publications include Catalogue of the Nordenskiöld Collection of Japanese Books in the Royal Library (1980), Chinese Rare Books in American Collections (1984), and numerous articles. He delivered the inaugural Delisle lectures on the history of the book at the Bibliothèque nationale de France in 1997 and recently served as Associate Editor for The Oxford Companion to the Book (2010). He regularly teaches the History of the Book in China at Rare Book School (RBS) at the University of Virginia, and he teaches the same subject as a graduate seminar at Princeton University.