Research Programs: Collaborative Research

Period of Performance

6/1/2007 - 7/1/2008

Funding Totals

$7,500.00 (approved)
$7,500.00 (awarded)

First Impressions: The Cultural History of Print in Imperial China (8th-14th centuries)

FAIN: RZ-50582-06

Lucille Chia
Regents of the University of California, Riverside (Riverside, CA 92521-0001)

Travel and accommodation expenses for six non-U.S. scholars from Asia, Europe, and Australia whose research will make a significant contribution to this conference on book culture and printing in China from the eighth to the fourteenth centuries. (12 months)

I am applying for $7,500 to supplement the grant already obtained from the American Council of Learned Societies for a conference to be held in June 2007 on book culture and printing in China, 8th-14th centuries, resulting in a published volume. The subject of book culture in China has increasingly attracted the efforts of scholars working in Chinese studies, and the new research presented at this conference will stimulate further work and invite dialogues with those working on book cultures of other parts of the world. We have invited six non-U.S. scholars from Asia, Europe, and Australia, whose research would significantly enrich this conference and need the NEH funds to help pay for their travel and accommodation expenses.

Associated Products

Knowledge and Text Production in an Age of Print: China, 900-1400 (Book)
Title: Knowledge and Text Production in an Age of Print: China, 900-1400
Editor: Hilde De Weerdt
Editor: Lucille Chia
Abstract: The essays in this volume seek to flesh out the diversity of Chinese textual production during the period spanning the tenth and fourteenth centuries when printing became a widely used technology. By exploring the social and political relations that shaped the production and reproduction of printed texts, the impact of intellectual and religious formations on book production, the interaction between print and other media, readership, and the growth of collections, the contributors offer the first comprehensive examination of the cultural history of book production in the first 500 years of the history of printing. In an afterword historian of the early modern European book, Ann Blair, reflects on the volume's implications for the comparative study of the impact of printing.
Year: 2011
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Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Type: Edited Volume
ISBN: 9789004192287