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Symposium East Asian Book History at Brill

Symposium East Asian Book History at Brill in celebration of the publication of Brill’s Walking Guide to Asian Leiden

On the occasion of the opening of Leiden University’s Asian Library on 14 September 2017 and Leiden Asia Year 2017, Brill will publish a walking guide on Asia(n history) in Leiden. This walking guide will be launched at Brill on Friday 22 September with a symposium on East Asian book history.

12:30-13:00 registration

13:00-13:20 welcome and introduction 

13:20-13:50 Anne Sytske Keijser (Leiden University), Translating Chinese literature today

13:50-14:20 Dr Ellis Tinios (Leeds University): An introduction to Edo period books of illustrations

14:20-14:40: Inge Klompmakers (Brill), Asia in Leiden and Brill’s Walking guide to Asian Leiden

14:40-15:10 coffee/tea break

15:10-16:10 Dr Laura Moretti (University of Cambridge): Early-modern Japanese picture books for children?
16:10-16:40 Dr Ellis Tinios (Leeds University): Adapting Chinese books for the Japanese Market

16:40-16:45 concluding remarks

16:45-18:00 drinks

Date: 22 September 2017

Location: Brill office Leiden, Plantijnstraat 2, Leiden
Language: English

Registration: send your name, email address, telephone number to before 20 September 2017 (telephone number of Wendy Logeman is +31 71 5353567)