Monthly Archives: March 2013

Medicinal recipes for horses and cattle

馬牛醫方(Mau ŭibang): A veterinary text by an Korean physician 趙浚 조준(1346~1405). Full version:

天下輿地圖 Chʻŏnha yŏjido

Hand-copied maps of the world from eighteenth-century Korea. Full version:

La révolution en Chine

  “La révolution en Chine: révoltés mis au pilori pour avoir attaqué des Européens.” The news about 1898 Boxer Rebellion appeared on a French newspaper.

Keisei suikoden 傾城水滸傳

  In the early nineteenth century, a Japanese writer decided to turn all the male heroes in the famous Chinese novel The Water Margin 水滸伝 into female figures. Now you can find Harvard-Yenching library’s version of this entertaining, playful work Keisei suikoden 傾城水滸傳 on google books:

Three Kingdoms

Meet heros from this nineteenth-century illustrated version of Three Kingdoms, one of the most celebrated novels in traditional China. Xiu xiang San guo zhi quan zhuan 繡像三國志全傳, 1802

Can the Subaltern Bark?

Today at the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies. March 15 (Friday), 4:00-5:30 p.m. Porte Room (S250), CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St. “Can the Subaltern Bark? Dogs, Japan, and the Making of the Modern Imperial World” AARON SKABELUND, Assistant Professor of History, Brigham Young University Moderator: David Howell, Professor of Japanese History, Harvard University. Images […]

Life and Passion of Christ

  Image from an illustrated version of Life and Passion of Christ published in China. The author Giulio Alenio was a sixteenth-century Italian missionary, and, like the new pope, was a member of the Society of Jesus. The book is now in the Houghton Library of Harvard University.

Toward an Archaeology of Distraction

An invitation from the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies for this year’s Edwin O.Reischauer Lectures Toward an Archaeology of Distraction Shigehisa Kuriyama, Harvard University What is your take on distraction and what truly matters? On curiosity and distraction? On distraction as vice and enriching virtue? Here’s a fun challenge. Below are the title and […]

ChinaMaxx Digital Library

Dear all, Yenching library has just subscribed to ChinaMaxx Digital Library 超星数字图书平台 ( which contains more than seven hundred thousand Chinese books, including two special collections of Siku quanshu cunmu congshu 四库全书存目丛书 and Wenshi ziliao 文史资料. Please take a look and let us know if you have any questions.