Impressions of the East: Treasures from the Cv Starr East Asian Library, U. of California, Berkeley

An opulent look at East Asia s printed and handwritten treasures Color woodblock prints, early maps of Asia and beyond, and gorgeously detailed scrolls are just some of the highlights in the collection of the C. V. Starr East Asian Library at the University of California, Berkeley. From oracle bones to twentieth-century manuscripts, Impressions of the East presents selections from the Library s rare book collection in their technological and cultural contexts. Embedded in the descriptions of the works featured is a lucidly sketched history of the lands where the works originated and the ways in which they influenced each other. Opulently produced and brilliantly designed, the book brings excitement and scholarly insight to the print and manuscript traditions of East Asia.