The Hawkes Collection: Chinese Books

30 January - 15 February 2014

The National Library of Wales welcomes the New Year of the Horse with an exhibition of rare material from its excellent collection of historical Chinese texts. Assembled by Professor David Hawkes, who taught at the University of Peking in the 1940s and early 1950s, it includes items ranging from the ancient Dynasties to the Republic and the early years of New China under Mao Zhedong. David Hawkes was a world-famous scholar of Chinese literature and history, a Professor of Chinese at Oxford University, and the most celebrated translator into English of the Chinese classic The Story of the Stone (石头记). His entire library is held by the National Library.

Further information on the Hawkes Collection at the National Library of Wales, including an introduction to the collection by Dr Wu Jianzhong, Director of the Shanghai Library (上海图书馆) .

The Exhibition may be seen in the Summers Room at the National Library of Wales from 30 January to 15 February 2014. All welcome!