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Friday, May 11


Opening Ceremony 開幕式

Chair:Haun Saussy (University of Chicago)
Welcome Remarks 致辭

Martha T. Roth (Dean of the Division of the Humanities, University of Chicago)


Presentation of a gift from the NLC to T. H. Tsien.


Judith Nadler (Director and University Librarian, University of Chicago)


Mary Tsien Dunkel (Daughter of T.H. Tsien)


Edward Shaughnessy (Chair of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago)

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Opening Panel 開場演講

Chair:Jacob Eyferth (University of Chicago)

The Chu Silk Manuscript(s) from the Tomb at Zidanku, Changsha 長沙子彈庫戰國墓楚帛書

Donald Harper 夏德安 (University of Chicago)
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Book History and the Shaping of Global Consciousness in Ming China 書史與明代世界意識的形成

Yuming He 何予明 (University of Chicago)
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Preservation, Utilization, and Transmission of Ancient Chinese Books: “China Ancient Books Preservation Project” and the Plan for Collaborations with Overseas Institutions toPreserve Their Chinese Collections 中華古籍的保護、利用與傳承--“中華古籍保護計劃”與海外中華文獻典籍的合作保護

Zhang Zhiqing 張志清 (National Library of China) [Presentation in Chinese]
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Digitizing the Harvard-Yenching Library’s Chinese Rare Books Collection: A Partnership between the Harvard Library and the National Library of China 哈佛燕京圖書館中文善本特藏的數字化:哈佛圖書館與中國國家圖書館的合作項目

Bill Comstock and Sharon Yang (Harvard University Library)
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Session I: Manuscripts and Manuscript Culture 寫本與寫本文化 (Presentations in Chinese)

Chair: Guy Alitto (University of Chicago)

A Formal Analysis (of Five Corpora) of Bamboo Strips Unearthed in Hubei 湖北出土楚簡 (五種) 格式初析

Li Tianhong 李天虹 (Wuhan University, China)

Recovery of the Qinghua Bamboo-Strip Texts 清華簡文本復原

Li Junming and Zhao Guifang 李均明, 趙桂芳 (Tsinghua University, China)
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A Textual Examination of the Qinghua Manuscript Chronicles 清華竹書《系年》的文獻學考察

Chen Wei 陳偉 (Wuhan University, China)
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On the Making of the Mawangdui Silk Manuscripts 試論馬王堆帛書的製作流程

Chen Songchang 陳松長 (Hunan University, China)
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Traces of China’s Early Movable-Type Printing 中國早期的活字印跡

Li Ying 李英 (China Printing Museum, China)
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Session II: Printing and Print Culture 印刷與印刷文化

Chair:Judith Zeitlin (University of Chicago)

Materiality and Text Organization in Early and Medieval Chinese Manuscripts 上古和中古漢 文寫本的物質性 與文本組織

Jean-Pierre Drège (École Pratique des Hautes Études, France)
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From Khotan to Kharakhoto: Manuscript Cultures in Interaction 從于闐到黑水城:寫本文化的相互影響

Susan Whitfield (British Library, UK)
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Reading the Illustrations in Ming Novels 閱讀明代章回小說中的(俗)插圖

Robert Hegel 何谷理 (Washington University, St. Louis)
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Beyond Beijing and Jiangnan: Publishing and Bookselling Outside the Metropolitan Centers 北京與江南之外:大都市之外的出版與售書業

Cynthia Brokaw (Brown University)
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Paper Manufacture Hallmarks in Rare Chinese Books from the Qing Dynasty 清代中文善本古籍中所鈐紙廠印記研究

Chang Pao-San 張寶三 (National Taiwan University) [Presentation in Chinese]
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Saturday, May 12


Session III: Preservation of Pre-Modern Chinese Texts (A) 中國古籍保護 (A)

Chair: James Cheng (Harvard University)

A Survey and Preservation of the Surviving Printing Blocks in China 中國現存雕刻版片的調查與保護

Xiao Dongfa and Cai Yupei 肖東發, 蔡玉沛 (Peking University, China) [Presentation in Chinese]
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The Challenges to Preservation and Conservation of Chinese Ancient Books 保護中國古籍面臨的挑戰

Liu Jiazhen 劉家真 (Wuhan University, China)
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Traditional Chinese Book Conservation: Technical Highlights and Their Contemporary Applications 中國傳統文獻修復: 技術要點和現時代的應用

Lin Ming 林明 (Sun Yat-Sen University Library, China)
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Session IV: Preservation of Pre-Modern Chinese Texts (B) 中國古籍保護 (B)

Chair:Sherry Byrne (University of Chicago)

A Preservation Overview in U.S. Libraries: Philosophy, Strategies, Approach and Decision-Making 美國圖書館文獻保護概觀:哲學、策略、方向與決策

Roberta Pilette (Yale University Library)
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Library and Archives Conservation Education in the U. S.: New Disciplinary Directions 美國的圖書館與檔案文獻修復教育:新的訓練方向

Ellen Cunningham-Kruppa (University of Delaware)
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Planning, Assessing and Executing Conservation Treatments of Chinese Collections at Harvard-Yenching Library Harvard University 哈佛大學中文特藏修復之規劃、評估與操作

Pamela Spitzmueller (Harvard University Library)
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Session V: Preservation of Pre-Modern Chinese Texts (C) 中國古籍保護 (C)

Chair:Alice Schreyer (University of Chicago)

Preservation and Conservation of Pre-modern Chinese Books in Peking University Library 北京大學圖書館藏古籍的保護與修復

Yang Fen 楊芬 (Peking University Library)
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The Conservation of Chinese Manuscripts - Issues or Challenges? 東方寫本的修復:問題或契機?

Barbara Borghese (International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, UK)
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Condition Survey of Chinese Rare Books at University of Chicago Library: Preliminary Results 芝加哥大學圖書館中文善本狀況調查:初步結果

Ann Lindsey and Yuan Zhou (University of Chicago)
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Roundtable Discussion I 圓桌論壇 I Preservation of Pre-Modern Chinese Texts: Conditions and Challenges 中國古籍保護: 現狀與挑戰

Chair:Yuan Zhou (University of Chicago)
Panelists (in alphabetical order)

Sören Edgren (Princeton University)

Tai-loi Ma (Princeton University)

Nathalie Monnet (Bibliothè que Nationale de France)

Stephen Qiao (University of Toronto)

Zhijia Shen (University of Washington)

Dong Clara Yu (Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana)

Peter Zhou (University of California, Berkeley)

Sunday, May 13


Roundtable Discussion II 圓桌論壇 II Preservation of Pre-Modern Chinese Texts: Working towards a Consensus on Strategies and an Action Plan

Chair: Judith Nadler (University of Chicago)
Panelists (in alphabetical order)

James Cheng (Harvard University)

Barbara B. Eden (Cornell University)

Janet Gertz (Columbia University)

Matthias Kaun (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin)

Barclay Ogden (University of California, Berkeley)

Heather Wanser (Library of Congress)


Wrap-up 結語

Chair:Edward Shaughnessy (University of Chicago)

Edward Shaughnessy (Chair of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago) Yuan Zhou (Curator for East Asian Collection, Regenstein Library, University of Chicago)