Harvard-Yenching Library's 2003
Holiday Greeting Cards Now Available
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 greeting card 2003: Illuminated
wooden cover detail, representing Tsongkapa, reformer of Tibetan Buddhism,
ca. 18th century.
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.
Holiday note card 2003: Official seal
of the Superintendent of Military Affairs and Provisions for Huguang,
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