Newsletter No. 11 (Nov 1996)

 

 

Newsletter #11

November 1996

COPY DEADLINE for the next issue is the 15 January 1997

Contents

EACS Board Members 1996-1998

Secretary-General’s Speech to the XXI EACS Conference

Secretary-General’s Report on the EACS Eleventh General Assembly

Introduction of New EACS Officers

Preliminary Announcement: EACS Conference 1998

Report on EACS Intensive Course on Archival Holdings

Members’ Publications

Seminars and Conferences

Other News

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Latest EACS Bibliographic Survey
Czech, Hungarian, Slovakian, Slovenian Sinology
EACS Survey no. 5, 1996

One free copy has been sent to all EACS subscribing members.
Those interested in buying extra copies of Surveys no 4 (Russian Sinology) or no 5,
please contact Secretary-General Harald Boeckman, address: see last page.
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The New Officers of the EACS
elected at the Board Meeting September 6, 1996, in Barcelona

President: Rudolf Wagner, Heidelberg.
Vice-chairmen: Piero Corradini, Rome; Vladimir Y. Portiakov, Moscow.
Secretary-general: Harald Bøckman, Oslo.
Vice-secretary-general: Marja Kaikkonen, Stockholm.
Treasurer: Brunhild Staiger, Hamburg.
Bureau members: Christian Henriot, Lyon; Bonnie S. McDougall, Edinburgh.

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Secretary-General’s Speech to the XXI EACS Conference
Barcelona, September 4, 1996.

Dear Colleagues,

Under the presidency of Marianne Bastid-Bruguière the EACS has had a strong and pleasant development during the last years. Membership has increased from less than 160 paying members to about six hundred paying members. Many young scholars have joined and have played an active role in the EACS conferences in Prague and here in Barcelona.
The two EACS workshops in Lyon on city culture and in Tuebingen and Heidelberg on archival materials have been well organized and well received with a sizeable number of participants coming from Central and East European countries. We are grateful to our colleagues, Prof. Hans Ulrich Vogel (Tuebingen) and Prof. Christian Henriot (Lyon) for taking on the burden of organizing these workshops. The Lyon workshop has resulted in an exceedingly useful reader which has just come off the press and is available here.
The Library Travel Grants have been put to excellent use. They have greatly helped to facilitate access to scholarly resources in European libraries where otherwise overseas trips would have been necessary, and Prof. Loewe and the President have taken onto themselves the heavy burden of selecting appropriate applicants. The librarians in the participating libraries have been of great help and have done all they could do to facilitate access to the resources required to the scholars visiting with the EACS Library Travel Grant.
Finally, the EACS project to develop a dynamic database of sinological periodicals in European libraries has started and the first segments of it should be available on-line within a few weeks.
Generous support for the above programs has been provided by the CCK Foundation which also has given a number of scholarships to pre- and post-docs from Europe.
The President has taken the first and important steps to enhance the contacts between the EACS and the institutions of the European Community such as the Asia Committee of the European Science Foundation and the various offices concerned with China in Brussels. It is to be hoped that these contacts will eventually allow the EACS to further develop its role in promoting Chinese studies in Europe.
I do think I speak for all of us, if I thank Prof. Bastid-Bruguière for her work and leadership which has contributed so much to the activation and rejuvenation of the EACS and has greatly contributed to an improvement of the scholarly standards of the EACS conferences.

Rudolf Wagner

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Secretary-General’s Report on the Eleventh General Assembly of the EACS

The Eleventh General Assembly of the EACS took place in Barcelona in the early evening of Friday, September 6, 1996, during the EACS Conference. The audience were presented oral reports by the President, the Secretary-General and the Treasurer. The General Assembly accepted the reports and then proceeded to elect the members of the new Board from the candidates which had been proposed by the Board and/or members of the EACS with the appropriate quorum. The candidates introduced themselves shortly. During the counting of the votes after the election there was opportunity for the members present to bring up issues for the consideration of the Association.
The President stressed in her report that the increase in the activity of the Association was strongly reflected in successful fundraising, exemplified by the European Library Travel Grant (US$ 40.000 over 2 years), and the grant for the SSELP (Sinological Serials in European Libraries Project) database (US$ 83.000); in addition, members of the EACS board have served on the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Committee to select young European sinologists for pre- and post-doctoral research grants, a project funded last year with US$ 43.000. The generous support from the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation was essential for these programs. The SSELP project will need further institutional and financial support in order to become a successful and continuously upgraded data-base. The EACS will have to make efforts to broaden its fundraising, and the further development of Chinese Studies in Europe will depend to a considerable degree on such efforts. There are certain funds available within the EU system, but they are until now mostly channelled in towards China itself as in the “Teach China about Europe” program, for which 10 mio ECU have been earmarked. The funds of the European Science Foundation seem to be channelled mostly through the IIAS in Leiden, from where the Foundation has commissioned a strategy paper on Asian studies. To promote cooperation among different disciplines in Asian Studies, the ESF also encourages to organize workshops where two or more different European associations of Asian studies cooperate, and has allocated FFr 100.000 for this purpose. The EACS itself has been a recipient of a travel subsidy for the meeting of the Board from the ESF which is also gratefully acknowledged. In order to enhance EACS understanding of potential funding sources within the EU, the President has visited different relevant offices in Brussels. She strongly recommended to follow up on this first contact.
During the period, two new surveys of Sinology have been edited and published, one comprehensive one about Russia (Survey no. 4), and another one about the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia (Survey no. 5). Reports from various quarters indicate that the surveys are found to be very useful.
The Secretary-General reported that the Association as of date has 450 paying members, which represents a notable increase since the last General Assembly. However, he stressed that the institutional representation is quite uneven, with major institutions barely being represented. There should accordingly be a sizable potential for further increase of members. The Newsletter has turned out quite successfully. It has become an important forum for our Association, and seems to be particularly useful for our younger members. The Newsletter is now on-line from Heidelberg, where one will also find the programme of the present conference and abstracts of the papers to be presented. In the future, the Association should encourage cooperative projects, like the ongoing Library periodicals data base, which until now contains about 1500 titles. We should also further upgrade the quality of EACS conferences, promote the formation of panels with scholars from different European countries and different
disciplines, and seek to improve the newly instituted referee system. Finally, the Secretary-General urged that the new Board should be more actively involved in developing the EACS than had been the case until now.
The Treasurer presented her report on the accounts of the Association. The statements gave among others the following very encouraging results: The Association has received slightly more in membership dues from the beginning of 1996 until the end of July 1996, as compared with the whole of 1995. With about DM 30.000 on our account at the end of 1995, the total income for the first eight months of the year 1996 is DM 45.848,11. The main expense this year has been the printing of the Survey of Russian Sinology which has been distributed to EACS members free of charge. Our expenses this year thus run to DM 16.368,94, which is somewhat higher than 1995. The balance as of July 31 is 29.479,17, which is some eight hundred DM below the balance of 1995. In addition, our savings account stood at about DM 31.000 at the end of 1995. With interests added, our total funds by July 31 stood at about DM 62.000. (The exact final sum for the savings account will be added only by the end of this year).
Individual members brought up a number of issues during the General Assembly. L. Littrup (Copenhagen) brought up the work to produce an annotated bibliography and reference guide to Chinese studies on the Internet and possible funding for that; L. Ragvald (Lund) brought up the possibility of Bern and Lund Universities cooperating in the creation of a common Chinese dictionary databank. Lund will be introducing their home page in a few weeks, and will explore the idea of a unified European Chinese dictionary database; E. Zuercher (Leiden) brought up the need for continued support for the China Vision project, and also support for the project L’Europe en Chine, which deals with the Jesuit missions: S. Thoegersen (Aarhus) proposed that members should, individually or on a group basis, be more active in soliciting research funding from the EU; B. Staiger (Hamburg) informed about the plans for an updated version of the China Handbuch, which has received funding from the Volkswagen Foundation. The first articles will be commissioned before the end of 1996, and the first edition will be in German. However, Ms. Staiger was of the opinion that such a handbook should really be a European concern. R. Whitfield (SOAS London) informed about a new newsletter on Central Asian art history; J. Charbonnier (Paris) informed about plans for a guide to the Christian churches in Asia.

Harald Boeckman

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Introduction of New EACS Officers

President Rudolf Wagner
Rudolf Wagner studied Sinology, Philosophy and Political Science at the universities of Bonn, Heidelberg, Paris and Munich, gaining his PhD in Munich with Professor W. Bauer on a topic in early Chinese Buddhism. He stayed as a Harkness scholar at the universities of Harvard and Berkeley 1969-71, moved then back to Germany to take up a position as Associate Professor at Free University of Berlin. This resulted in Habilitation in 1980 with a study of the Laozi commentary by Wang Bi (226-249). He held the position of Fellow, Society for the Humanities, at Cornell University in 1981-2, and various positions as research scholar and visiting professor at Harvard and Berkeley until 1987. Since then he has held the Chair in Chinese Studies at the University of Heidelberg.
Wagner was granted the Leibniz Award of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft in 1992. He is a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, and Specially Appointed Professor at the Academy of Social Sciences, Shanghai.
His publications include: Reenacting the Heavenly Vision: The Role of Religion in the Taiping Rebellion (Berkeley 1984), The Contemporary Chinese Historical Drama: Four Studies (Berkeley 1990), and Inside a Service Trade: Studies in Contemporary Chinese Prose (Harvard 1992).
Prior to his selection to President of EACS, Rudolf Wagner was Secretary-general of the Association.

Secretary-General Harald Bøckman
Harald Bøckman, b. 1945, has a broad orientation within sinology, and has focused his research on ethnic history, cultural history, and the historical formation of Chinese identity. For a period, Bøckman was affiliated with the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Oslo. but has mostly held research fellowships from institutions like the Norwegian Research Council, the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) in Copenhagen, and Senior Fulbright Scholarship. He spent one year in Beijing in 1976-77, and was a Visiting Fellow at Cornell University in 1983-35. Since 1992, he has been affiliated as a Research Fellow with the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO), where he has been heading the China Research Network, whose purpose has been to promote research on China in the fields of contemporary history and the social sciences. Since 1995, he has also been co-sponsoring an area-based seminar on Central Asia at the University of Oslo. At present, he is also coordinator of a newly established Norwegian Network for Asia-Pacific Studies, which is based at the Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM) at the University of Oslo.
Among services to the scholarly community, Bøckman has been Chairman of the Norwegian Oriental Society during 1992-94, and Vice-chairman (1991-93) and Chairman (1993-95) of the Nordic Association for Chinese Studies.
Among his publications, we may mention In the Centre of the Periphery: History and Society in Sipsong Banna (in Norwegian) (Oslo 1983). Bøckman is the editor of a comprehensive anthology of Chinese literature from the beginnings to our age, Chinese Stories (in Norwegian) (Oslo 1984). He has also authored Naxi Studies in China – A Research Report (Oslo 1987), and the forthcoming anthology Female Voices in Early Chinese Poetry (in Norwegian).

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ABSTRACTS of the EACS Barcelona Conference are available for purchase. Those interested please contact Secretary-General Harald Boeckman, address: see last page.

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Preliminary Announcement: EACS Conference 1998

“We know of no society, of no culture without its festival. Their origins may have been ritual: the community assembled in celebration of the seasons, of its divinities, of its priest-kings. It will often have been political: the numbering of the tribes, the commemoration of or supplication for victory. The line between sacred and profane, between a harvest-festival and a Nuremberg rally, is difficult to draw. Ideologies have always instituted festivals to symbolize their credo: the new Calendar of the French Revolution is crowded with ornate festivities, as is that of modern totalitarian regimes… [extracts from the Edinburgh University Festival Lecture at the 50th Edinburgh International Festival, by George Steiner, 11 August 1996]

The theme for the next EACS Conference, to be held in Edinburgh September 10-14, 1998, is “Festivals: the Chinese at Work and at Play”. Papers and seminars are invited on all aspects of festivals in Chinese public and private life, from elaborate national celebrations or mourning ceremonies to the everyday rites of home and work.

The conference will be organised along lines similar to those at Barcelona 1996. Pre-conference registration and residential booking (dates to be announced) will lead to fast-track registration at Edinburgh; first-day registration will be on September 9; the conference proper will begin on September 10.

Apart from a small number of plenary sessions, three sessions will take place simultaneously over the conference, organised according to nine broad topics: traditional literature and performing arts; modern and contemporary literature and performing arts; premodern history; modern history, economics and politics; religion and philosophy; anthropology and sociology; visual arts; language and linguistics; information technology. Abstracts will be forwarded to referees for consideration, and a preliminary programme will be published in the spring 1998 Newsletter. Paper-givers who are members of EACS must be fully-paid subscribers at the time the preliminary programme is announced.
A secretariat with a dedicated email address will be set up in Edinburgh in 1997, but members and other interested parties are welcome to contact the conference organiser at any time:
Bonnie S. McDougall
Scottish Centre of Chinese Studies,
University of Edinburgh
8 Buccleuch Place,
EDINBURGH EH8 9LW
Scotland, U.K.
Fax: +44-131-651 12 58, Tel.: +44-131-650 42 27
email: bonnie.s.mcdougall@ed.ac.uk

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Report on the EACS Intensive Course CHINESE ARCHIVAL DOCUMENTS:
ARCHIVAL HOLDINGS AND RESEARCH PROSPECTS
Financed by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange

As scheduled, the intensive course took place in Heidelberg and Tuebingen from February 26 to March 1, 1996. Seven lectures were delivered by specialists in the field from both China and Europe. A wide range of topics over a long span of time from the Ming dynasty to the PRC was addressed. Barend ter Haar of Heidelberg lectured on Chinese archival documents dealing with religious organizations of the Qing period. He particularly stressed the limitations of archival documents in answering questions about details of Qing religious organizations. Other types of sources should be used to supplement information on this aspect. Roger Greatrex of Lund University introduced memorials of the Kangxi period, showing that these documents contained invaluable information unavailable in other sources. David Faure from Oxford spoke about tenancy conditions in the Pearl River Delta from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. He too stressed that a wide range of sources should be consulted, including official archives, private archives, and sources of the traditional type like local gazetteers, genealogies, inscriptions and literary collections. Hans Ulrich Vogel of Tuebingen focused on the large collections of homicide case reports stored in the Historical Archives No. 1 in Beijing, elucidating their usefulness in doing research on aspects of social and economic history, particularly at the society’s grassroots level. Xu Yipu, the Director of the Historical Archives No. 1 in Beijing, gave an inside report of the holdings of this important archival institution and their position and function in international cultural exchange. Zhang Xianwen of Nanjing University dealt with archival documents of the Republican Period in the Historical Archives No. 2 in Nanjing. He discussed problems of classification and research methods and underlined the usefulness of archival materials in shedding light on debated historical issues. Michael Schoenhals from the Center for Pacific Asia Studies in Stockholm lectured about post-1949 Chinese archival documents, in particular gongwen (official documents). He provided precious information about collections of published archival documents, gave an appraisal of their value of information, and pointed out similarities in the communication systems of traditional and modern China.
Generally, the lectures of the intensive course consisted of a combination of presenting an exposition of one’s own field of research and the reading of relevant archival documents. For this purpose, material (research articles and archival documents) was sent to the participants quite in advance for due preparation. There was also sent off in advance a paper by Michael Schön of Heidelberg University in which the classification system of historical sources by J.G. Droysen and E. Bernheim was introduced. In this classification system, a distinction is made between ‘traditions’ and ‘remains’. ‘Traditions’ are defined as sources which were produced for the purpose of informing later generations historically and therefore intentionally give witness of the past. ‘Remains’ (like coins, contracts, business correspondence, etc.), on the other hand, is material whose original function was not to instruct contemporary or future generations historically. Rather, they served a contemporary or future purpose and thus strongly tend to provide unintentional information about the past. In this classification scheme, both official and private archives belong, as ‘written remains’, to the category of general ‘remains’. Schön makes clear that both ‘tradition’ and ‘remains’ have to be dealt with carefully and critically. Moreover, the distinction between ‘tradition’ and ‘remains’ does not mean that one of them is a “good” source and the other one a “bad” source. Both categories are important, and in the ideal case will complement each other. Moreover, the same source can be of completely different use for different historians, depending on the problems they want to solve. For the evaluation of his sources, however, the distinction between ‘tradition’ and ‘remains’ and between their different type of purposes can be helpful for the historian.
Fifteen M.A. candidates, doctoral candidates, and post-doctoral researchers from Germany, Denmark, Italy, Sweden and Slovakia participated in the intensive course. Some time was reserved for them to introduce their own research interests with regard to Chinese archival documents and other types of sources.
As one of the beneficial side-effects of this intensive course, one should mention the exchange of information with regard to individual and common research projects and on Chinese archival holdings. A further result of this exchange will be that the contributions of this intensive course and those of a similar intensive course held in Heidelberg in the April of 1993 within the framework of the Erasmus programme will be edited and published by Roger Greatrex and Hans Ulrich Vogel.
The intensive course was honoured by a visit of the President of the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, Professor Li Yih-yuan, who on the afternoon of February 27 took also part in one of the sessions.

Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Vogel, University of Tuebingen, Germany

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Members’ Publications

BUJARD, Marianne.
Recherche sur le sacrifice au ciel a l’epoque des Han anterieurs. PhD dissertation. Ecole pratique des Hautes Etudes, Section des Sciences religieuses. Paris, 1994.

CHEMLA, Karine, François Martin & Jacqueline Pigeot.
Le travail de la citation en Chine et au Japon, Extrême-Orient, Extrême-Occident, 17. 160 pp. Presses Universitaires de Vincennes, Université de Paris VIII, 2 rue de la Liberté, 93526 Saint Denis Cedex 02. 1995, 90FF.

GÄNßBAUER, Monika.
Trauma der Vergangenheit: Die Rezeption der Kulturrevolution und der Schriftsteller Feng Jicai. Dortmund: projekt verlag, 1996. Dissertation. ISBN 3-928861-71-9.

HENRIOT, Christian & Catherine Yeh (eds).
Chinese Urban History Workshop: A Reader (1850-1990). Lyon: Institut d’Asie Orientale, 1996. This book is a compilation of the documents used during the one-week intensive seminar on Chinese urban history organized in April 1995 by EACS and held in Lyons at the Institute of East Asian Studies with the support of the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange. The book is not a commercial venture but is circulated at reproduction cost. Send purchase orders to: Institut d’Asie orientale, MRASH, 14, Avenue Berthelot, 69363 Lyon cedex 07, tel +33-72 72 65 40, fax +33-72 72 64 90, email iao@mrash.fr

KOWALLIS, Jon.
The Lyrical Lu Xun: A Study of His Classical-Style Verse. University of Hawai’i Press, 1996. 464 pp. ISBN 0-8248-1511-4.

LOMANOV, Alexander V.
Sovremennoye konfutsianstvo: filosofiya Fen Yulanya (Contemporary Confucianism: the Philosophy of Fung Yu-lan). Moscow: “Vostochnaya Literatura” RAN (Russian Academy of Sciences Oriental Literature Publishers), 1996. 248 pp. ISBN 5-02-017920-5.

RÖLLICKE, Hermann-Josef.
“Selbst-Erweisung”: Der Ursprung des ziran-Gedankens in der chinesischen Philosophie des 4. und 3 Jhs. v. Chr. Frankfurt/M., Berlin, New York, Paris, Wien: Peter Lang GmbH, 1996. 486 S. ISBN 3-631-30226-6.

SENGER, Harro von.
Savas hileleri: Strategemler. “Hayatta kalnak, zafer kazanmak için taktikler. Istanbul: Anahtar Kitaplar Yayinevi, 1996. ISBN 975-7787-34-5.

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Seminars and Conferences (in rough order of date)

Foreign Communities in East Asia, 19th-20th century.
LYONS, March 20-21, 1997.
This workshop will examine the nature, identity and history of foreign (especially European, Indian and Japanese) populations in China, Japan, and Korea from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century. The political and economic power and influence of these communities in their host communities was usually disproportionate to their size, but these groups have long been sidelined in historiography. More than political or diplomatic history, this project will put a special emphasis on social and economic history. CONTACT: Christian Henriot, Institut d’Asie Orientale, Maison Rhone-Alpes des Science de l’Homme, 14 avenue Berthelot, 69363 Lyon cedex 07, France; tel 72 72 65 40, fax 72 72 64 90, email: Christian.Henriot@mrash.fr OR: Robert Bickers, tel +33-72 72 64 83, fax +33-72 72 64 90, email robert.bickers@mrash.fr

East Asia: Looking Forward, Looking Back.
University of Durham, April 2-4, 1997.
Joint East Asian Studies Conference. Following disciplines included: history and international relations, language and literature, social sciences, arts/archaeology. CONTACT: Lynn Baird – BAJS Secretariat, Contemporary Japan Centre, University of Essex, Colchester CØ4 3SQ, Essex, UK.

35th ICANAS: Dunhuang and Turfan Symposium on the International Dunhuang Project
Budapest, July 1997.
Following topics: Silk Road Archeology in the Twentieth Century: 1900-1930 and 1930-1997; International Scholarship on the Discoveries: Conservation and Co-operation and The Textual Tradition. CONTACT: Dr Simone-Christiane Raschmann, Katalogisierung der Orientalischen Handscriften in Deutschland, Arbeitsstelle Berlin II: Turfanforschung, Unter den Linden 8, D-10117 Berlin, Germany, fax +49-30-203 70 467, OR Dr Susan Whitfield, The International Dunhuang Project, OIOC, The British Library, 197 Balckfriars Road, London SE1 8NG, UK. fax +44-171 412 7858, email susan.whitfield@bl.uk

Wartime Shanghai (1937-1945).
LYONS, October 15-17, 1997:
Organizers: Institut d’Asie Orientale and Center for Chinese Studies, Berkeley. CONTACT: Christian Henriot, Institut d’Asie Orientale, Maison Rhone-Alpes des Science de l’Homme, 14 avenue Berthelot, 69363 Lyon cedex 07, France; tel 72 72 65 40, fax 72 72 64 90, email Christian.Henriot@mrash.fr

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WEB SITEs for EACS Newsletter
The European Association for Chinese Studies has started up its own homepage. It contains the EACS Newsletter, important addresses of the EACS, and other information relevant to the current activities of the Association. The homepage can be found at:

http://sun.sino.uni-heidelberg.de/eacs/

Please note that the EACS homepage welcomes items on jobs. CONTACT: President Rudolf Wagner, address: see last page.
Also, the International Institute for Asian Studies has kindly agreed to load up the EACS Newsletter onto their web site. Please log into

http://iias.leidenuniv.nl/asianl/eacs/

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Other news

ASSOCIATION OF CHINESE GEOGRAPHY (UK): Kegan Wu of the University of Liverpool is coordinationg the establishment of the association. There are currently more than twenty members. The overall aims of the organisation are to promote the research and studies of Chinese geography in the UK and to help the communications and information exchanges between the UK geographers and the Chinese geographers. An internet discussion group is being established for the association and it is hoped the first newsletter will be out soon. Links with the Geographical Society of China and the Earth Sciences Department of NSFC have been established. A conference on Chinese natural resource, environment and development is being planned for 1997. For detailed information CONTACT: Dr. Kegang Wu, Dept. of Geography, University of Liverpool, P O Box 147, Liverpool L69 3BX. tel 0151-794 2835, email kegang.wu@liv.ac.uk

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NEW GALLERY: The Ivy Wu Gallery has opened on October 10 at the Royal Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF. The Ivy Wu Gallery is divided into three distinct areas – China, Japan, and Korea – emphasizing the vast cultural differences, often blurred in Western perception, between them. The exhibition includes superb examples of lacquer, textiles, ceramics and jade – many on show for the first time. The Gallery is named in honour of the wife of Hong Kong businessman Gordon Wu whose generous gift enabled the creation of this unique display. It is curated by Jane Wilkinson, Curator of East Asian collections. CONTACT: Lindsey Callander or Barbara Buchan, Press Office, tel 0131-225 75 34, fax 0131-220 48 19.

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DUNHUANG STUDIES: New monograph series of scholarly works on all aspects of Dunhuang studies is being launched by the International Dunhuang Project at the British Library. The series will be of wide interest to historians, philologists, and scholars of Central Asian art, religion, literature and all aspects of the life and culture of the Silk Road. Only the very best of Western research and translations of key texts from Chinese, Japanese and Russian scholarship will be included. The series will be published by Brepols Publishers. CONTACT: IDP, The British Library, OIOC, 197 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NG, UK, tel +44-171 412 76 47, fax +44-171 412 76 41, email: susan.whitfield@bl.uk

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