ATG Quirkies: For Old Chinese Books Go To Japan

by | Jan 22, 2019 | 0 comments

Japan and China, bound by books tells the surprising story of how “Japan became a treasure trove of classical Chinese books” and how the market for these treasures is thriving in modern day Tokyo.

And it all stems from the fact that “for centuries, China has been a source of cultural inspiration to Japan, much of this coming in the form of books. This has led to Japanese secondhand bookstores becoming one of the richest sources of classical Chinese texts…”

 

 

(Thanks, as always, to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies

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