CHINA HERITAGE QUARTERLY China Heritage Project, The Australian National University ISSN 1833-8461
No. 20, December 2009


The Presents of the Past | China Heritage Quarterly

The Presents of the Past:
Reprinting Selections from T'ien Hsia Monthly


We have selected a number of articles published in the Shanghai magazine T'ien Hsia Monthly from 1936-40 that relate to the theme of this issue: Books, Collections and Libraries. Wen Yüan-ning, an editor of T'ien Hsia, as well as V.L. Wong comment on the modern library in Republican China. The other articles discuss books, book collecting and libraries in China's dynastic era, while Chuin Tung (Tong Jun) writes about the gardens of southern China. In his essay translated in the Features section of this issue the bibliophile Huang Shang refers to Tung's work on gardens, and how it survived the depredations of the Cultural Revolution.—The Editor

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Wen Yüan-ning 溫源寧, 'Editorial Commentary', T'ien Hsia Monthly, Vol.II, No.3, March 1936, pp.221-224. Full text and PDF.

V.L. Wong 黄維廉, 'Library Chronicle', T'ien Hsia Monthly, Vol.VI, No.4, April 1938, pp.369-376. Full text and PDF.

K.T. Wu 吳光清, 'The Chinese Book: Its Evolution and Development', T'ien Hsia Monthly, Vol.III, No.I, August 1936, pp.25-33. Full text and PDF.

V.L. Wong 黄維廉, 'Libraries and Book-Collecting in China from the Epoch of the Five Dynasties to the End of the Ch'ing', T'ien Hsia Monthly, Vol.VIII, No.4, April 1939, pp.327-343. Introductory section and full text in PDF.

K.T. Wu 吳光清, 'Cheng Ch'iao, A Pioneer in Library Methods', T'ien Hsia Monthly, Vol.X, No.2, February 1940, pp.128-141. Introductory section and full text in PDF.

Chuin Tung 童雋, 'Chinese Gardens, Especially in Kiangsu and Chekiang', T'ien Hsia Monthly, Vol.III, No.3, October 1936, pp.220-244. Introductory section and full text in PDF.