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Harvard-Yenching Library's 2003 Holiday Greeting Cards Now Available

Holiday greeting card 2003: Illuminated wooden cover detail, representing Tsongkapa, reformer of Tibetan Buddhism, ca. 18th century.
December 15, 2003 - Annually, images and passages from Harvard-Yenching rare volumes are used to create holiday greeting cards and note cards. This year, Raymond Lum, Librarian for the Western Languages Collection in the Harvard-Yenching Library, and Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations professors Mark Elliott and James Bosson, have selected an illuminated wooden cover detail from the Prajnaparamita section of the Mongolian Kanjur as the greeting card.
Holiday note card 2003: Official seal of the Superintendent of Military Affairs and Provisions for Huguang, dated 1656.
The note card features an illustration of the official seal of the Superintendent of Military Affairs and Provisions, written in Manchu and Chinese, taken from the earliest Qing Dynasty document in the Library's Manchu collection. No greeting is written on the cards, so they can be used for any occasion. Cards from past years are also available.

The cards come in packages of twelve, at a cost of $8.00 per pack. If you are interested in purchasing a set of cards, please contact Jessica Eykholt at 5-3327.












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