Literary Information in China: A History

Edited by Christopher M.B. Nugent, Professor of Chinese. Columbia University Press, May 2021. Across thee millennia of China’s literary history, the textual tradition has been supported by a framework of information processing, encoding, sorting and more—all marks of what today we consider information. Essays from contributors provide close examinations of the forms that make up the scales of information management and how they have shaped literary tradition.