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Finding Aid for the Han Yu-Shan Collection, [1646-1910]
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Han Yu-Shan Collection,
    Date (inclusive): [1646-1910]
    Collection number: 1372
    Creator: Han, Yu-shan, 1899-1983, collector
    Extent: 15 boxes (7.5 linear ft.) 21 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Yu-shan Han (1899-1983) taught at the History Department, UCLA (1941 to 1966). The collection consists of 24 histories of academies in China published between 1684-1910, a printed text of the Diamond Sutra (1798), a set of original woodblocks for the Diamond Sutra, imperial examination papers (1646-1904), imperial edicts, and manuscript scrolls.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
    Reproductions may be obtained only from the Department of Special Collections, UCLA Library.

    Restrictions on Access

    Examination papers available on microfilm (6 reels) in Department of Special Collections (collection 1372, box 36) and East Asian Library, UCLA. Originals not available for consultation due to fragile condition.
    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Edna and Yu-shan Han Charitable Foundation, 1984.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Han Yu-Shan Collection (Collection 1372). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Born in Peking, China; Ph.D. from Boston University, 1929; taught at History Department, UCLA, from 1941 to 1966.

    Scope and Content

    Consists of 24 histories of academies (shu yüan) in China, published 1684-1910; printed text of the Diamond Sutra ( Chin kang ching), 1798; a set of original woodblocks for the Diamond Sutra; approximately 500 imperial examination papers from 1646 to 1904--ca. 300 palace examinations (tien shih) papers (including 39 Manchu language examinations and 5 military examinations), 97 academy examinations, and other miscellaneous examinations; as well as some imperial edicts and manuscript scrolls.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Organized into histories of academies, 1684-1910 (3 boxes); printed text of the Diamond Sutra ( Chin kang ching), 1798 (8 boxes); set of original woodblocks for the Diamond Sutra (4 boxes); imperial examination papers, 1646-1904 (18 boxes); and microfilms of the imperial examination papers (2 boxes).
    Examination papers are organized into 8 groups:
    1. Palace examinations with names.
    2. Anomymous palace examinations.
    3. Palace examinations by subject.
    4. Palace poetry examinations.
    5. Palace Manchu language examinations.
    6. Academy examinations.
    7. Miscellaneous examinations.
    8. Palace military examinations.
    Chronological arrangement within each group if dates are known.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Civil service--China--Examinations, questions, etc.
    Chinese examination essays.
    Learned institutions and societies--China--History.
    China History--Qing dynasty, 1644-1912--Examinations, questions, etc.

    Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

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