Introduction
Through books, manuscripts, photographs, and other documents, the exhibition highlights the culture and literature of countries including China, Japan, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines. For each area, works in both English and vernacular languages are included. Highlights include palm leaf manuscripts, a wood model of a Balinese festival village, the 15th century Chinese encyclopedia, and 17th century jade book, a photograph of Mahatma Gandhi, travelogues and sketchbooks from the 17th through 19th centuries, and a selection of materials from the Maeda Collection which features rare early postwar Japanese publications and translations of European literature. Also included are introductory cases on the collections themselves and on Asian students at Cornell and Cornellians in Asia.

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