Voyage of Discovery
Voyage of Discovery
Exploring the Collections of the Asian Library at Leiden University
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Preface (Carel Stolker)
The Asian Library at Leiden University (Peter Frankopan)
‘A more accurate view of the conditions in the East’: Leiden University and Asian Studies (Wim van den Doel)
The Asian Collections in Retrospective (André Bouwman)
A Major International Knowledge Hub on Asia (Kurt De Belder)
Reconnecting Asia: The World Systems of Georg Hornius (Jos Gommans and Ineke Loots)
Books and Manuscripts on the Move from East to West (and Vice Versa) (Kasper van Ommen)
Confidential or Commercial? The Conflicting Interests within the Blaeu and Van Keulen Mapmaker Families (Martijn Storms)
Eyes on Asia: Photographic Memory of a Continent (Maartje van den Heuvel)
Visitors to India: Travelling with Old Travel Books (Alexander Reeuwijk)
Serendipity among Books: the Van Manen Collection (Berthe Jansen)
Sanskrit Manuscripts from the Kern Collection (Peter Bisschop)
SOUTH-EAST ASIA Maps in the Crowd: Crowdsourcing Old Maps in the Special Collections (Patrick Gouw and Martijn Storms)
Travelling through the Emerald Belt: A Plea for a Post-Colonial Double Perspective (Rick Honings)
The Maecenas and the Misanthrope: (Gerret P. Rouffaer and Herman Neubronner van der Tuuk Frank Okker)
Pliny of the Indies: Rediscovering Georg Rumphius’s Ambonese Herbal (Norbert Peeters)
It All Began with a Cleveringa Lecture; The Kong Koan Archive of Batavia (Leonard Blussé )
A Proper Send-Off: Farewell Albums from the Netherlands Indies (Liesbeth Ouwehand)
Secret Treasures: Prince Dipanegara in the Javanese Manuscripts (Peter Carey)
A Digital Database of North Korean Printed Posters (Koen De Ceuster)
The Korean Cinema Collection (Namhee Han)
C.F.M. de Grijs and the Sino-Dutch Treaty of Tientsin (1863) (Koos Kuiper)
The Way of Collecting the Dao (Marc Gilbert)
‘He ate a lot and loved to eat’: (Robert van Gulik, Asian Food, and the Leiden Collections Alice de Jong and Anne Gerritsen)
An Unexpected Acquisition: Siebold’s Legacy (Harm Beukers)
Charting One’s Own World: Early Modern Japanese Maps (Ivo Smits)
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About the Authors

Alexander Reeuwijk (red.)

Voyage of Discovery

Exploring the Collections of the Asian Library at Leiden University

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"In September 2017, Leiden University opened the Asian Library to house its world renowned and extensive Asian collections. This includes the largest collection on Indonesia worldwide and some of the foremost collections on South and Southeast Asia, China, Japan, and Korea. Voyage of Discovery contains more than twenty essays by academics, curators, and authors on their experiences with the Leiden collections. Richly illustrated and showcasing twenty-five treasures from the Asian Library, such as unique manuscripts and rare maps, this book offers a beautiful look inside the Asian Library."

Alexander Reeuwijk

Alexander Reeuwijk is reiziger; hij schrijft over zijn reizen en over de natuur. Voor de Asian Library in Leiden maakte hij het internationaal bekroonde boek Voyage of Discovery. Hij bespreekt regelmatig natuurboeken bij Vroege Vogels Radio. Zijn boek over India, oog in oog met de goden, is inmiddels gepubliceerd.