Voyage Of Discovery: Exploring The Collections Of The Asian Library At Leiden University by Alexander ReeuwijkVoyage Of Discovery: Exploring The Collections Of The Asian Library At Leiden University by Alexander Reeuwijk

Voyage Of Discovery: Exploring The Collections Of The Asian Library At Leiden University

EditorAlexander Reeuwijk

Hardcover | April 15, 2018

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In September 2017, Leiden University will open the Asian Library to house its extensive and world-renowned 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 is a writer with a focus on Asia, natural history and travel histories.  
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Title:Voyage Of Discovery: Exploring The Collections Of The Asian Library At Leiden UniversityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 11.5 × 9 × 1 inPublished:April 15, 2018Publisher:Leiden University Press AcademicLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface
Carel Stolker
 
The Asian Library at Leiden University
Peter Frankopan
 
Introduction
‘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
 
Asia in General
Portal of a Mosque in Delhi
 
Reconnecting Asia: The World Systems of Georg Hornius
Jos Gommans and Ineke Loots
 
Manuscript chart of the Indian Ocean
 
Books and Manuscripts on the Move from East to West (and vice versa)
Kasper van Ommen
 
Itinerario, voyage ofte schipvaart van Jan Huygen van Linschoten naer Oost ofte Portugaels Indien
 
Confidential or Commercial?
The Conflicting Interests within the Blaeu and Van Keulen Mapmaker Families
Martijn Storms
 
Journael of dachregister van de reis van het fluitschip Castricum
 
Eyes on Asia: Photographic Memory of a Continent
Maartje van den Heuvel
 
Insecta et Animalia

South Asia
Devi mahatmya
 
Visitors to India: Travelling with Old Travel Books
Alexander Reeuwijk
 
Mata ni pachedi
Hindu pilgrimage map of Braj
 
Serendipity among Books: the Van Manen Collection
Berthe Jansen
 
Large Charter on copper plates with seal of King Rajendra Chola I
The elephant map of Ceylon
 
Sanskrit Manuscripts from the Kern Collection
Peter Bisschop
 
Kammavaca manuscripts
 
Southeast Asia
Visualising Female Islamic Leadership in Indonesia: Suara Aisyiyah and Amanah
Tika Ramadhini and David Kloos
 
Tile tableau commissioned by the KVOW
 
Maps in the Crowd: Crowdsourcing Old Maps in the Special Collections
Patrick Gouw and Martijn Storms

Batak rifleman’s manual
 
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
 
Babad Paku Alaman
 
Pliny of the Indies: Rediscovering Georg Rumphius’ Ambonese Herbal
Norbert Peeters
 
Elephants in Raub
 
It All Began with a Cleveringa Lecture: The Kong Koan Archive of Batavia
Leonard Blussé
 
Yakarta, Karet Tengsin
 
A Proper Send-Off: Farewell Albums from the Netherlands Indies
Liesbeth Ouwehand
 
Illustrated Balinese manuscript


Secret Treasures: Prince Dipanegara in the Javanese Manuscripts
Peter Carey
 
East Asia
Chongxiu Zhenghe jing shi zheng lei beiyong bencao
 
A Digital Database of North Korean Printed Posters
Koen de Ceuster
 
Map of the rooms and the interior of the castle in Edo
 
The Korean Cinema Collection
Namhee Han
 
Japanese map of Korea
 
C.F.M. de Grijs and the Sino-Dutch Treaty of Tientsin (1863)
Koos Kuiper
 
Manuscript map of Shima
 
The Way of Collecting the Dao
Marc Gilbert
 
The Diamond Sutra
 
‘He ate a lot and loved to eat’: Robert van Gulik, Asian Food, and the Leiden Collections
Alice de Jong and Anne Gerritsen
 
Illustrated rules and rites
 
An Unexpected Acquisition: Siebold’s Legacy
Harm Beukers
 
Map and description of Chongjia Wan Bay (…)
 
Charting One’s Own World: Early Modern Japanese Maps
Ivo Smits
 
Farewell at the River Ba
 
Illustration Details and Credits
About the Authors
Acknowledgements
Colophon