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Harvard-Yenching's 2009 Holiday Greeting Cards Available

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December 4, 2009 – Each year since 1998, Harvard-Yenching Library has offered a series of holiday and note cards featuring images from interesting pieces in their collections.

For 2009, the Harvard-Yenching Library Department Heads selected the title page of a Ming encyclopedia for the holiday cards and an image of a Chinese rubbing for the note cards.

Both the holiday and note cards cost $12 for a box of 12 cards and envelopes and are available in Room 115 of the Harvard-Yenching Library, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138. For more information, contact Anna Dunavin at 617-495-3327 or dunavin@fas.harvard.edu.

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The two images selected for Harvard Yenching Library's holiday and note cards. At left, a rubbing from a stone sarcophagus, dating from the Eastern Han period (A.D. 25 - 220), excavated in China's Sichuan Province in the 1930s. At right, the first page in an entry in the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) encyclopedia.