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Special collections: Congshu collection 叢書

Congshu 叢書

The Chinese library has an extensive collection of Congshu or “Chinese collectanea”. These are very large collected works, each main title containing thousands of titles – which since the large ‘Asian Collections’ project now all have titles in the library catalogue.

Further reading and links:

  • All congshu have shelfmark SINOL. 9100, and will move to the SUB at the main University Library (spring 2017) for easy reference. For a full list in the catalogue click here
  • Main list of all congshu at the Asian Library: congshu [PDF]

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:


April 9, 2012 at 2:44 pm Leave a comment

Generous donation of work of Chinese rubbings

The East Asian Library is most grateful for the donation of 東北大學附属圖書館所藏中國金石文拓本集, a book case with colour photographs of the collection of Chinese rubbings (taben 拓本) of Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan). Associate professor Ōno Kōji (Tohoku University) was most generous to donate this extensive work, of which he took all photographs, to the Leiden University Libraries.
Here on the left the official handing over of this extremely heavy book in the East Asian Library’s reading room, last February.

This wonderful work, of which there only exist 25 copies in the world, (more…)

February 24, 2011 at 11:13 am Leave a comment

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