Bound by Tradition: Physical Bibliography of East Asian Bookbinding
April 1, 2020-May 31, 2020
Bound by Tradition: Physical Bibliography of East Asian bookbinding explores the physical bibliography of traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese stab-binding books, highlighting paper production and bookbindings. This exhibit includes fourteen items from the Asia Collection in the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, including books, paper samples, and an example of an original 19th-century Japanese carved woodblock. We also developed a pathfinder in conjunction with the exhibit so that patrons can opt to deepen their understanding of the featured books and archival materials. Please enjoy, and feel free to reach out to us about anything!