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La Crema Chardonnay 2009 is really good

The 2009 vintage of Sonoma Coast Chardonnay opens with an intriguing interplay of lively citrus and subtle toasted oak, laced with just a kiss of butterscotch. The palate is round and nutty, with flavors of yellow apple and orange adding … Continue reading

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The One Who Got Away

Liesl Schillinger’s review of Mary Gordon‘s new novel the love of my youth has two different titles: on the paper is – the one who got away; the web used Old Flames, Eternal City. I’m just wonder why… Picture a … Continue reading

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周仲铮画集

CC Chow‘s Painting Collection Edited by Zhou Weizeng May 2009 This is part of A Chinese in Bonn 波恩的中国人. 故乡月映小舟还 There are 12 paintings serenade to poems of Yangzhou in this collection: she harbored strong feelings toward Yangzhou, her hometown … Continue reading

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Arthur Probsthain

Renate referred me to this book seller, a friend of hers. We exchanged few emails and I wowed to visit. The store has a long history: Arthur Probsthain started to work at the publisher Otto Harrassowitz in Germany at the … Continue reading

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Mom’s 唐诗三百首

This paperback book, Three Hundred Tang Poems belonged to my Mom. Like her mother, my Popo, they loved literature, poetry in particular. This is few items that I have of her. Actually Jiujiu gave it to me in 2003 – … Continue reading

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弢翁藏书年谱

周叔弢 的 藏书年谱 李国庆 编著 周景良 校定 黄山书社 2000 读《弢翁藏书年谱》 发布:2001-02-21 来新夏   藏书历来以江南为盛,藏书大家亦多居江浙。晚清四大藏书家唯聊城海源阁杨氏在北方。稍后有双鉴楼傅氏、木犀轩李氏及自庄严堪周氏,鼎立为三,称北地之雄,而主人又皆客籍,其聚书之艰难可见。傅沅叔先生与先师援庵先生为至交,我曾因援师之介得谒沅老一面。李氏则仅在北京大学图书馆读其木犀轩赠书而未获识荆。唯周叔先生久居津门,时于公众场合一晤,而从未接谈;弢翁哲嗣一良先生为史学前辈,曾有所请益;掌珠与良为我读大学时同届校友,后又同事于南开大学;文孙启乾又曾就读南开大学历史系,我忝列师席,是我与周氏当有三代世谊。八十年代初,我掌南开大学图书馆馆务,得检读孝友堂周氏所赠书,深仰弢翁“得者宝之”的风范。旋又读冀淑英师姐所撰《自庄严堪善本书目·弢翁藏书题识》,遂获知弢翁藏书大概,而于其聚书之由、藏书之善、校书之精,则无缘知其一二。适当其时,天津图书馆李君国庆以其所著《弢翁藏书年谱》见赠,捧读之余,曷胜欣悦,既以见弢翁藏书生平,复喜国庆君以年谱之体,据原始资料编次其事,条理清晰,可谓善著述者也。   年谱一体,为传记之一种,与谱牒、年表、宗谱、传状相表里。当代学者多主年谱创始于宋,唐人集中年谱大都出于宋人之手。元明至清,沿用不衰,至清尤盛。以体裁论,有文谱、表谱、诗谱与图谱之分;以编制体例论,有通谱、专谱与合谱之别。专谱乃就谱主某一方面事业成就或某一时期活动为专门记述对象,如《杜工部诗谱》专记杜甫诗作,《可读书斋校书谱》专记钱泰吉校书活动,《高南阜先生研史年谱》专记高凤翰制砚刻砚活动,《苏溪渔隐读书谱》专记耿文光校书之法、读书之记、藏书之目。今李君国庆所著《弢翁藏书年谱》专记弢翁求书、藏书、校书等活动,与《苏溪渔隐读书谱》差近,颇合专谱之体,于研讨弢翁藏书大有参考价值,较一般通谱为有用。   李君国庆司典藏古籍之任有年,好学深思,勤于著述,前有《明代刻工姓名索引》之作,都八十余万字,录5700余人,并成不同渠道索引数种,合为一编,实为一具学术水平之工具书,为学者案头必备之书。不二年,今又成《弢翁藏书年谱》三十余万字,亦足见国庆君功力之深厚。当今时尚浮燥蹈虚,好作大言空论,而国庆君方当盛年,不慕荣利,甘于默默,穷年累月,翻检爬梳,治“为人”之学者,实属难能!   《弢翁藏书年谱》纪事始于民国元年,谱主二十二岁时,而不自出生年为始,盖以谱主于是年始校清光绪桐城徐氏重校刊本《惜抱轩文集》,为谱主与书共一生之起点。是书多方罗掘史源,凡谱主于藏书所作题识跋语,友朋函件及家书,谱主日记等原始资料,皆所涉及。全谱于记事之后,无不以注释形式采登相关资料。然国庆君并不止步于钞纂,而于征引之原始资料又加按语、小注,俾不识本事者有所借助,于引文疑难砉然而解。是书虽名为藏书年谱,实则为弢翁一生致力图籍之学谱,其求书之得失艰辛,藏书之考订鉴赏,校书之比勘正讹,在在非积学士不能为,而弢翁之学识亦于此具见。其中于版本学之识见,如论善本当具“五好”(版刻字体好、纸墨印刷好、题识好、收藏图籍好、装潢好)之说,尤称精到。称是书为治版本学者所不可或缺之案头书,诚非虚誉。弢翁既富藏书,兼长考订、校雠、收藏、赏鉴诸学,而尤可贵者端在保存祖国文化之久传不衰,故立意所藏不传之子孙而谋献之社会。其志早决于1942年元旦,弢翁即于是日手订自庄严堪善本书目卷首附言中嘱家人称:“此编固不足与海内藏家相抗衡。然数十年精力所聚,实天下公物,不欲吾子孙私守之。四海澄清,宇内无事,应举赠国立图书馆,公之世人,是为善继吾志。”弢翁书德,固不可及,而弢翁藏书之学则已由国庆君为之概括称:“弢翁藏书既精且富,是为收藏家;鉴别既精且确,是为赏鉴家;校书既精且审,是为校雠家;出资刻书,是为出版家;访书为捐献,与一般藏家迥异,是为当代藏书大家。”斯言当为确评。   《弢翁藏书年谱》以年谱为主体,纪事详明,资料丰富,极具参考价值,而其附录诸件,亦非徒作陪衬。附录有四:一为书影资料,收录弢翁捐赠北京图书馆与天津图书馆的善本书影以及弢翁自刻古籍书影,多为宋元版刻,可借以见宋元等朝善本之面貌,而影刻诸善本书之举,正以见弢翁好古之心与流传珍善古籍之苦心;二为藏书印鉴及知见录,所刊为原印章原大朱色钤盖,共拓谱32方,所附知见录,著录编者所见,详著款式,均有裨考察图籍庋藏与流传之痕迹,惜于所拓藏章章下缺简要说明,如能注明藏章所在以及所钤何书,则尤便稽考;三为参考资料,胪列本书征引参考篇目27篇以尊重他人研究成果;四为书名、人名索引,以检索谱文与附录中与弢翁有关之书名和人名。颇合当前著述之要求。有此四者,固不失国庆君治“为人”之学的本旨。   国庆君方当盛年,能沉浸典籍,寝馈故纸如斯者,洵为难得,所著一本实学,无阿世媚俗习气,尤为鲜见。若今之高冠荣衔者流,奔竞名利而难守素,徒有冗论而乏实学,视国庆君之所为,得不赧然?读国庆赠书既已,心有所感,爰缀千余言以回馈,聊作报李之酬,幸勿嗤其老悖,幸甚!幸甚!

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周叔弢传

Zhou Shutao Biogrpahy By Zhou Weizeng Zhao Puchu 赵朴初 题 Inscribe 北京师范大学出版社 1994 176 pages . In the 后记 Postscript, Weizeng wrote that his uncle Shutao wanted to write a bio himself but didn’t have time. So to commemorate the … Continue reading

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安徽东至周氏近代诗选

Zhou’s poetry (东至周氏家乘之一) 2004 Volume 1: Zhou Fu Volume 2: Zhou Xuexi Volume 3: Zhou Xueyuan 周学渊 and Xuehui 周学辉 Volume 4: MD Chow Volume 5: family trees Zhou Fu till 1999, Zhou Xin 周馨 till 2004; various authors: 周暹 … Continue reading

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Chinese Warlord

Chinese Warlord The Career of Feng Yü-hsiang 冯玉祥 By James E. Sheridan Stanford University Press 1966 386 pages The Glossary’s Chinese characters were typed – see below. I’m very surprised to see The Kaiping Mines1971 edition (it initially published in … Continue reading

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翁同龢传

Weng Tonghe Biography (62428) 谢俊美 Xie Junmei 中华书局 Beijing 2000 651 pages 20 chapters I had brief contact with him a few years back when I first got this book. As it turned out, he’s a colleague of Uncle Liu … Continue reading

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淮系人物列传

淮系集团与近代中国 Edited by 马昌华, Ma Changhua 黄山书社 HuangShan Shushe 1995 Two volumes: 李鸿章家族成员.武职 – liu 文职.北洋海军.洋员 – zhou Xiaoping got it for me using mail order when she went to Shanghai few years ago. Timeline of LHZ foreign travel

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西洋发明在中国

Liu Shanling 刘善龄 2001 Sanlian Shudian 三联书店, Hong Kong 2006 Sanlian Shudian 三联书店, Hong Kong 13 sections 264 pages Forwarded by Zhao Changping 赵昌平 上海古籍出版社总编辑 1999 Uncle Shanling said .. that he’s doing homework for others. That’s one way of … Continue reading

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雄关烽烟录

雄关烽烟录 Edited by 炎明 Yan Ming 书名: 雄关烽烟录 索书号: K295.54/9060 @ NingBo Library 作者: 炎明 捐赠者: 炎明 The Sino-French War 中法戰争 (August 1884 – April 1885 )

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Liu Dieling 刘耋龄

Uncle Dieling is from si fang 四房, Fourth Branch. His Dad was the 11th (or the 13th??). His Mom was from a wealthy family. . 上海市文史研究所馆员传略 Volume 7 Editor: 吴孟庆 Wu Mengqing Asst Editor: 黄知正 Huang Zhizhen 2009 By Dieling … Continue reading

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周学熙传

北国工业巨子 姚抗 著 By Yao Kan 湖北长江集团 湖北人民出版社 2007 241 pages 民族大实业家传记系列 赵云声 主编 Editor in chief: Zhao Yunsheng Thanks Elaine for sending me a copy. A cheaply made book. There isn’t a bibliography nor index. Am I asking for … Continue reading

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东至周氏家族

张治安 By Zhang Zhi’an 黄山书社 1994 From Uncle Weizeng, I found Mr. Zhang’s address and asked for a copy. He sent one immediately, no question asked. The Zhous are closely associated with Dongzhi 东至, a little county in the south … Continue reading

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李鸿章家书

Letters of Li Hongzhang Edited by 邓曙光 (Deng Shuguang) 全编新注 中国华侨出版社 1994 Beijing 300 pages 李鸿章传 (page 203-300) by 庄练; Li’s bio by Zhuang Lian 苏同炳,笔名庄练、雍叔,间亦使甩纪景和、赵壹、公炎等。浙江杭州人,1925年出生,原籍浙江。台湾著名历史学家、掌故学家,从事写作已逾四十年,所写主要以文史类论文及杂著为多。已出版专书逾二十种,主要有:《台湾今古谈》、《明代驿递制度》、《人物与掌故丛谈》、《中国近代史上的关键人物》、《中国历史上的传奇性人物》、《中国历史上最具特色的皇帝》、《名史偶笔》、《明代史事与人物》、《清代史事与人物》、《历史广角镜》、《沈葆桢传》等。

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