In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
'Asian Treasures' provides a fascinating glimpse into the remarkable items that the National Library of Australia has acquired from the Asian region. Showcasing Asian writing, printing and books of beauty and historical significance, 'Asian Treasures' captures the flavour of Asian print and design. From Persian manuscripts and handmade Japanese papers, to Chinese maps printed on silk and thirteenth-century woodblock prints, this publication explores a multitude of individual, yet connected, writing traditions.
How did a twelfth-century Buddhist sutra inspire the fictional Monkey TV series, loved by generations of modern children? Who really invented movable type? What were the origins of the manga Japanese comic book tradition? All these questions and more are answered by this careful selection of beautiful and scholarly treasures from the Library collections.
The narrative of this collection of treasures highlights the interrelationship of religion, war and trade with the development and transmission of different scripts and alphabets, technologies, writing forms and geographical knowledge, all accompanied by beautiful colour illustrations.
Andrew Gosling spent 30 years on the staff of the National Library of Australia. After serving as the Library's Indonesian Acquisitions Librarian based in Jakarta, he was Chief Librarian, Asian Collections, from 1985 to 2003. He has also written 'Jessie's Korea: Guide to the McLaren-Human Collection in the National Library of Australia' (2007).
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"Engagingly written and beautifully illustrated, this introduction to the depth, diversity abd beauty of the Asian collections held at the library is an elegant and inspiring book...I highly recommend this treasure of a book, both for personal libraries and as a wonderful present."