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East Asian Printing Cultures


This digital exhibit is created to support Prof. Tia Blassingame's class at the Scripps College in Spring 2020: ART 136 ARTIST'S BOOK. The exhibit aims to broaden students' perspectives in typography and book arts via a brief introduction to East Asian printing cultures, utilizing East Asian rare books, ancient woodblock plates and movable types available at the special collections and libraries at the Claremont Colleges.

Korean Rare Books at The Claremont Colleges Library


This exhibit is created to provide a historical and cultural background of Korea for class activities and field trips of EnviroLab Asia, an intercollegiate project at The Claremont Colleges funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.

The exhibit highlights fine and rare editions of classical Korean books from the Frederick McCormick Collection at The Claremont Colleges Library, with an emphasis on books in STEM fields such as those that deal with geography, agriculture, medicine, astronomy, and mathematics.

Click on the menu bar on the right to view details of each highlighted book. Visit The Claremont Colleges Digital Library to view full text of selected titles in the Frederick McCormick Korean Collection. Happy Browsing!



This online exhibit presents a selection of East Asian rare books and art works that were on display February 7-May 31 2018 at The Claremont Colleges Library. They range from the early 11th century to the early 20th century and exemplify the unique features and characteristics of traditional East Asian books and prints. 

The exhibit highlights the teaching and research value of these resources and acknowledges donors whose generosity created the collections and keeps them in pristine condition. Special thanks to Prof. Allan Barr, Prof. Bruce Coats, Prof. Zhiru Ng, and  Prof. Feng Xiao, for their contribution to this exhibition, and for their presentation in the Claremont Discourse Lecture series on February 8, 2018.

The exhibit was curated by Xiuying Zou, Head of the Asian Library, and coordinated by Ashley Larson, Public Services Librarian at the Special Collections, and Margaret Ellsworth, Communications and Programs Coordinator of The Claremont Colleges Library. For more information, please contact us .