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Asian treasures : gems of the written word

Author: Andrew Gosling; National Library of Australia.
Publisher: Canberra : National Library of Australia, 2011.
Series: National Library of Australia collection highlights
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Asian Treasures: Gems of the Written Word showcases Asian writing, printing and books of beauty and historical significance that are housed in the National Library of Australia. Written by Andrew Gosling, former chief librarian for the Library's Asian Collections, Asian Treasures provides a fascinating glimpse into the remarkable pieces--old and modern--that the Library has acquired from the Asian region.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Literary collections
Literature
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gosling, Andrew, 1948-
Asian treasures.
Canberra : National Library of Australia, 2011
(DLC) 2010681624
Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Gosling; National Library of Australia.
ISBN: 9780642277589 0642277583 0642277222 9780642277220 9780642277565 0642277567
OCLC Number: 785785340
Description: 1 online resource (120 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), facsimiles, maps.
Contents: Introduction; Buddhism and the Book in Asia; Islamic and Hindu Art and Writing; Confucianism and the Book; Japanese Books and Printing; Language, Print and Culture in Qing Dynasty China; Indonesian Writing Traditions; Maps, Prints and Early Western Missionaries in China.
Series Title: National Library of Australia collection highlights
Responsibility: Andrew Gosling.

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Asian Treasures: Gems of the Written Word showcases Asian writing, printing and books of beauty and historical significance that are housed in the National Library of Australia. Written by Andrew Gosling, former chief librarian for the Library's Asian Collections, Asian Treasures provides a fascinating glimpse into the remarkable pieces--old and modern--that the Library has acquired from the Asian region.

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