Special collections: Go collection

April 23, 2012 at 2:41 pm Leave a comment

Go Collection

This collection is the personal Chinese library of Go Sian Lok (Wu Shanlu 吳善祿, 1874-1943), a Chinese merchant from the Dutch East Indies. Go was given a traditional Chinese education, and his collection is a very rare example of a Chinese private library which has been kept completely intact. The Go Collection is especially interesting because it is a library meant for private and practical use.

Go’s collection consists of 303 different works, numbered Go 1-273. All works can be found in our library’s online catalogue.

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The East Asian Library has several special collections. For access to these special collections, please contact the reference desk. Here’s our complete list of special collections on China:

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