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Royal Asiatic Society

Formed in 1823, the Royal Asiatic Society concerns itself with furthering the understanding of cultures from across Asia, from the Former Ottoman Empire and the Caucases to India, Persia, Japan, China and those parts of Africa most affected by Asian culture.

In this podcast we’re joined by Edward Weech, Librarian with the Royal Asiatic Society. Edward talks in depth about the challenges of managing a linguistically diverse, multi-format archive and how the Royal Asiatic Society is rising to meet these challenges. He shares fascinating insights into not only the history of the Society itself but also European attitudes in the 18th and 19th century towards Asian culture. Edward additionally tells us about the pivotal role that Thomas Manning, the first British sinologist, played in promoting the understanding Chinese culture in 19th century Britain, the process of digitising the Society’s collection and his hopes for the future.

Links

Main site: royalasiaticsociety.org
Digital library: www.royalasiaticcollections.org

Royal Asiatic Society

Formed in 1823, the Royal Asiatic Society concerns itself with furthering the understanding of cultures from across Asia, from the Former Ottoman Empire and the Caucases to India, Persia, Japan, China and those parts of Africa most affected by Asian culture.

In this podcast we’re joined by Edward Weech, Librarian with the Royal Asiatic Society. Edward talks in depth about the challenges of managing a linguistically diverse, multi-format archive and how the Royal Asiatic Society is rising to meet these challenges. He shares fascinating insights into not only the history of the Society itself but also European attitudes in the 18th and 19th century towards Asian culture. Edward additionally tells us about the pivotal role that Thomas Manning, the first British sinologist, played in promoting the understanding Chinese culture in 19th century Britain, the process of digitising the Society’s collection and his hopes for the future.

Links

Main site: royalasiaticsociety.org
Digital library: www.royalasiaticcollections.org

24/06/2020

Edward Weech

Librarian Royal Asiatic Society
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