井底之蛙

5/13/2008

1911 in pictures

Filed under: — Alan Baumler @ 12:09 pm

Via BibliOdyssey an exhibition of the prints of the 1911 revolution from Princeton.

Xinhai

The prints are great, if a little small. One thing that struck me was the disclaimer at the bottom of the first page. “The Princeton East Asian Library in no way supports the rhetoric or depictions that are presented on the prints.”

What is that supposed to mean? I can think of two possibilites.

1. As a notoriously conservative institution1 Princeton is opposed to the overthrow  of the Qing dynasty and is still hoping for the return of the Manchus.

2. Something other reason. But what could it be?

  1. How many Princeton alums does it take to change a lightbulb?

    Four. One to change the bulb and three to point out how much better the old bulb was. []

Columbia University Press Book Sale

Filed under: — K. M. Lawson @ 9:41 am

Some great bargains at the Columbia University Press White Sale with lots of offerings in Asian history and literature.

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