Previous Exhibitions

Leaves of enchantment, Bones of inspiration: The dawn of Chinese Studies in Canada

Tue, May. 25, 2010 to Wed, Sep. 01, 2010

Image for Chinese rare book exhibition

The Mu Collection, a major and significant Chinese rare book collection in North America, contains about 2,300 titles and 40,000 volumes, spanning the period from the Song Dynasty (960-1279) to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). It originally belonged to the personal library of a Chinese scholar, Mu Xuexun (1880-1929). In 1933, it was purchased by the Canadian missionary, Bishop William Charles White (1873-1960) and then shipped to Toronto in 1935. The exhibition highlighted the finest part of the collection with a broad coverage of subject areas. The long and rich history of Chinese writing and book culture was illustrated vividly with artifacts from the ROM on display at the same exhibition. This exhibition was curated by Stephen Qiao, China Studies Librarian, and the accompanying catalogue is prepared by Stephen Qiao and George Zhao of the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library.

Note: This catalogue is sold out.