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Sources from the Wason Pamphlet Collection at Cornell University



Spanning three centuries (c1750-1929), this digital collection makes available for the first time extremely rare pamphlets from the Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia, at Cornell University Library; one of the oldest and most distinctive collections of its kind, and a very rich source for research on China.

The Wason Pamphlet collection has been digitised in its entirety and in full colour. It is full-text searchable, allowing for the collection to be comprehensively studied and fully appreciated. An image gallery showcases the superb colour illustrations and highly designed cover art.

As there is no comparable digital project offering this type of material, this project will meet the need and growing demand for English language research sources relating to China and the West, and will address a wide variety of research interests and topics surrounding Chinese history, religion, culture and everyday life.

This project will also complement China: Trade, Politics and Culture and China, America and the Pacific collections.