Tianyi Tina Liu
Preservation of Rare Books in Republican China
This summer, I will continue to work with Professor Volpp to recover the preservation history of a collection of rare books from the Song and Ming Dynasties, tracing their journey in wartime China before arriving at the Library of Congress. Preserving these rare books took the joint efforts of a generation of scholars and librarians from China and the U.S., while the details of this history are still a mystery. Retrieving this history allows us to reexamine this important, early cultural exchange between China and the U.S..
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Major: Chinese and Molecular & Cell Biology
Mentor: Sophie Volpp, Comparative Literature
Sponsor: Anselm Fund