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Rare books from China to be digitized

Harvard, Beijing libraries sign pact

A manuscript from the Naxi tribe, which used pictographic language. A manuscript from the Naxi tribe, which used pictographic language. (Harvard College Library)
By Patricia Wen
Globe Staff / October 10, 2009

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A chance conversation in Macau last year between the head of the Harvard-Yenching Library and the director of the National Library of China, two men with a passion for ancient texts, led to the signing yesterday of an ambitious, six-year pact to digitize Harvard’s treasure trove of 51,000 rare Chinese books. (Full article: 845 words)

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