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California Rare Book School
Starr East Asian Library
University of California
Berkeley
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Introduction to the technical and cultural history of the book in East Asia. Topics to be covered include physical formats and materials; methods of reduplicating text and image; editions, reprints, and forgeries; the role and nature of illustration; the economics of publishing and the identity of publishers; collecting and stewardship; the sensitive nature of books as conveyors of content and as objects; digital preservation of East Asian collections and archives.

California Rare Book School is a continuing education program dedicated to providing the knowledge and skills required by professionals working in all aspects of the rare book community, and for students interested in entering the field.

Founded in 2005, CalRBS is a project of the Department of Information Studies at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. CalRBS is supported by an informal consortium of many of the academic and research libraries and antiquarian booksellers of Southern California.