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In conjunction with the exhibition Arthur Tress and the Japanese Illustrated Book, this symposium will bring together scholars to discuss the world of Japanese books and collecting. The keynote will be delivered by Peter Kornicki, Emeritus Professor of Japanese Studies, Cambridge University, author of The Book in Japan: A Cultural History from the Beginnings to the Nineteenth Century and Eavesdropping on the Emperor

Major sponsorship for this symposium comes from the Japan Foundation. It is co-sponsored by Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts; the Center for East Asian Studies; Penn History of Art; and the School of Arts and Sciences Faculty Working Group. 

For the symposium schedule, go to the main symposium page.

Thursday, September 29, 2022
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Kislak Center Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, 6th Floor
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Kislak > Tress, Kislak, Symposium
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Event Organizer

Lynne Farrington