The next entry in the CHOP (China Ongoing Perspectives) film series will be screened on Thursday, December 5, at 6 pm on the 10th floor of Weiser Hall (500 Church St.).
We are pleased to announce that the next event in the “Deep Dive” series will be held on November 21-22, 2019, with U-M Professor Yun Zhou (Department of Sociology). The topic will be using mixed-methods to research gendered work-family conflict and China’s recent ending of the one-child policy.
Thanks to a generous program of the Korea Foundation, Asia Library is able to welcome a full-time intern from Korea to its staff every year. These bright, motivated young people learn many facets of library work while here, making this a win-win situation for both parties.
This week we introduce another set of texts from the Kamada Collection related to Buddhism. Whereas the sutra showcased last week had no illuminations, the sutra featured below has illustrations alongside the text.
Our final two posts on items from the Kamada Collection will introduce texts related to Buddhism.
In our last post, on poetry-related works in the Kamada Collection, we introduced illustrated manuscripts of the famous poetry collection Hyakunin isshu, or One Hundred People, One Poem Each, an anthology of Japanese poetry from the seventh to thirteenth centuries compiled by the courtier and poet Fujiwara no Teika (1162-1241). An incredibly popular collection, Hyakunin isshu inspired numerous alternate versions and parodies. We will introduce two such manuscripts below.
In previous weeks, we’ve showcased manuscripts from the Kamada Collection related to Japanese performance arts and warrior history. Here we introduce texts related to traditional Japanese poetry, specifically the famous anthology Hyakunin isshu 百人一首, or One Hundred People, One Poem Each.
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