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Spanning three centuries (c. 1750-1929), this resource makes available pamphlets from Cornell University Library’s Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia. It also features secondary resources, including scholarly essays, an interactive chronology, mini guides, and editors’ choices from the collection.
Rare and important highlights of the Wason Collection include five manuscript volumes of the Encyclopaedia Maxima (1547), a 1661 ‘jade book’ bearing an inscription by the Kangxi Emperor, the manuscripts resulting from the mission to China in 1792-4 of the British diplomat Lord Macartney, a set of publications of the Chinese Maritime Customs Service (founded 1854), and a variety of 16th- and 17th-century books and manuscripts in Latin, French, Spanish and Portuguese, mostly written by Jesuit missionaries.
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Interlibrary Loan Type: Secure Electronic Transmission Permitted
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