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Digitisation of Yi archives in south dialect in Yunnan

The British Library just added a new collection, Digitisation of Yi archives in south dialect in Yunnan, to its Endangered Archives Programme. “This project will digitise endangered archival material written in the south dialect of the indigenous Yi language in Yunnan, China. All the materials covered by this project have survived various destructions in the […]

Mongolian rare books digitization project

Items from Harvard-Yenching Library Mongolian rare books digitization project now can be found on the Hollis system. Check it out!

Naxi Manuscipts

    Harvard-Yenching library holds a special collection of Naxi 纳西 manuscipts. The items are now accessible on the internet. You can explore the collection by following the link:

Bao Juan Collection

繪圖十美圖寶卷, 上海 : 惜陰書局 from Harvard-Yenching Library Bao Juan 寶卷 Collection

Botanical and Cultural Images of Eastern Asia, 1907-1927

Botanical and Cultural Images of Eastern Asia, or, the Story of Plant Hunters in the Early 20th Century. More than 4,500 botanical and cultural images of Eastern Asia by John George Jack (1861–1949), Ernest Henry Wilson (1876–1930), Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875-1918), William Purdom (1880–1921), Joseph Hers (1884–1965) and Joseph Charles Francis Rock (1884–1962) from the […]

Patrick Hanan Collection

Patrick Hanan, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Chinese Literature emeritus at Harvard University, has donated his special collection in Chinese literature to the Harvard-Yenching Library. The books are now stored in the rare book room. A digitization project will be launched next year by the library for this collection. Catalogue of Hanan Collection: From […]

Digitization projects of Manchu and Mongolian books

  In case that you missed this extremely exciting message, Harvard-Yenching Library will start the digitization project for its collection of the Mongolian books next month. You can expect to see most of the Mongolian books online in Hollis no later than June 2013. After the Mongolian project, we will continue digitizing the Manchu collection, […]

Ling long women’s magazine 玲瓏雜誌

“Ling long women’s magazine 玲瓏雜誌, published in Shanghai from 1931 to 1937, was popular during a time of dramatic material, social, and political change in China. Today, the magazine offers researchers a unique glimpse into women’s lives in Republican-era (1911-49) Shanghai.” The magazine is now digitized by C.V. Starr East Asian Library at Columbia University […]

Petzold Collection of Japanese scrolls

  In 1910, a German teacher named Bruno Petzold arrived in Japan where he spent the rest of his life until he passed away in 1949. During these days, Petzold became a minister of Tendai Shu 天台宗 and eagerly collected all kinds of books concerning Buddhism. More than 6,000 Japanese books from his collection have […]

Digitized Chinese rare books

If you have seen the digitized Korean collection, how can you miss our Chinese rare books! The cooperative project between Yenching Library and the National Library of China has brought more than 1,100 titles to the digital world, including all the classics and their exegeses, historical works, as well as the followings: Ding qie Ye […]