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Exhibit: The Fascinating Culture of Books

Event Type
Exhibition
Topics
book history, national central library, national libraries, new acquisitions, paper
Sponsor
International and Area Studies Library, National Central Library - Taiwan Resource Center for Chinese Studies
Location
International and Area Studies, 309 Main Library, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801
Date
Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017   All Day
Cost
Free
Contact
Shuyong Jiang
E-Mail
shyjiang@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
International and Area Studies Library

The "Fascinating Culture of Books" collection is composed of materials from the Rare Book Collection of the National Central Library and contemporary publications in Taiwan. This exhibit will be open from November 14 through the month of December in the International and Area Studies Library room 309.

 

"The Fascinating Culture of Books"

 

Paper is one of the most important inventions in human civilization. The invention of paper as a medium to deliver thoughts has a direct impact on the development of books and civilization, since paper has been the most important material for the development of books from ancient to modern times. The subject of this exhibition is paper, including the invention of papermaking, the origins of written books, the invention and development of printing, and book-binding art, among others. The Rare Book Collection of the National Central Library and contemporary publications in Taiwan are also part of the exhibition which allows visitors to learn about the fascinating history of paper culture and to understand the important role played by paper and books in the history of human civilization.

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