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Opening Ceremony: Taiwan Resource Center for Chinese Studies

Event Type
area studies, book history, international, national central library, paper, taiwan
International and Area Studies Library, National Central Library - Taiwan Resource Center for Chinese Studies
International and Area Studies, 309 Main Library, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801
Nov 14, 2017   10:00 am - 12:30 pm  
Professor Kai-Wing Chow
Shuyong Jiang
Originating Calendar
International and Area Studies Library

This exhibit will open November 14 in Main Library Room 309 and run through December.


Event Program:

  • 10:00-10:05 Welcome Remarks by Professor William H. Mischo
  • 10:05-10:10 Remarks by Director-General Shu-hsien Tseng
  • 10:10-10:15 Signing of Cooperation Agreement
  • 10:15-10:20 Books Donation & Souvenirs Exchange Ceremonies
  • 10:20-10:25 Launching of the TRCCS (plaque revealing)
  • 10:25-10:30 Group Photos
  • 10:30-12:00 Taiwan Lectures on Chinese Studies - Professor Kai-Wing Chow
  • 12:00-12:30 Reception (including 10 minutes introduction of the Exhibit)

"Printing Technology, Book Culture, and the World of Print in Imperial China" - Professor Kai-Wing Chow

Traditional Chinese printing technology—both xylography and movable type—have produced rich and heterogeneous print cultures in China, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. The versatile woodblock technology by virtue of its technological singularity and operational simplicity have facilitated not only the spread of printing technology itself in China and beyond, but also the formation of a unique book culture as well as a society where prints were extensively used in important aspects of life in imperial China.


Professor Kai-Wing Chow is a professor of History, East Asian Languages and Cultures, and Medieval Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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