Guide to the James J. Y. Liu Papers SC0594

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Title: James J. Y. Liu papers
Identifier/Call Number: SC0594
Contributing Institution: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 3.25 Linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1968-1986
creator: Liu, James J. Y.
creator: Liu, James J. Y.

Scope and Content

These papers document Liu's career at Stanford University and include correspondence with colleagues and students, 1971-86; correspondence with publishers and associations, 1969-84; minutes, memoranda, and other records pertaining to departmental and university matters, 1968-85; correspondence and records pertaining to NEH summer seminars he taught, 1976-85; and some curriculum materials such as doctoral reading lists and exams and ditto masters for class handouts, 1969-84.
Correspondents include Frederick P. Brandauer, Kenneth Dean, Eugene Eoyang, Chih-tsing Hsia, Donald Gjertson, Beata Grant, Peter H. Lee, Timothy Light, Irving Lo, Richard J. Lynn, Ronald Miao, Earl Miner, William H. Nienhauser, Stuart Sargent, Donald Shively (Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies), Arnold Toynbee, and Pauline Yu.

Biography

James J. Y. Liu, noted scholar in the field of Chinese literature, taught at Stanford University from 1967 until his death in 1986. He served as chairman of the Department of Asian Languages from 1969 to 1975 and, beginning in 1977, held a courtesy appointment as professor of comparative literature.
Liu earned his B.A. at Fu Jen University in Beijing in 1948 and his M.A. at the University of Bristol, England, in 1952. He taught at London University, Hong Kong University, the University of Hawaii, and the University of Chicago before joining the Stanford faculty. He was a Guggenheim fellow in 1971 and a NEH fellow in 1978-79, the same year he received the dean's award for distinguished teaching at Stanford.
Liu was the author of eight books, including The Art of Chinese Poetry, The Poetry of Li Shang-Yin, The Interlingual Critic, Chinese Theories of Literature, and Language--Paradox--Poetics : A Chinese Perspective.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], James J. Y. Liu Papers (SC0594). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Provenance

Administrative transfer, 2000

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.

Access Restrictions

The materials are open for research use.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Brandauer, Frederick Paul,, 1933-
Dean, Kenneth,, 1956-
Eoyang, Eugene Chen.
Gjertson, Donald E.
Grant, Beata.
Hsia, Chih-tsing,, 1921-
Lee, Peter H.,, 1929-
Light, Timothy.
Lo, Irving Yucheng,, 1922-
Lynn, Richard John.
Miner, Earl Roy.
National Endowment for the Humanities..
Nienhauser, William H.
Sargent, Stuart Howard.
Shively, Donald H., ((Donald Howard),), 1921-2005.
Stanford University. Dept. of Asian Languages
Stanford University. -- General subdivision--Faculty.;
Toynbee, Arnold,, 1889-1975.
Yu, Pauline,, 1949-
Chinese language--Study and teaching.
Chinese poetry--Study and teaching.

Box 1, Folder 1

American Oriental Society, 1974-75

Box 1, Folder 2

Art Plus, 1973

Box 1, Folder 3

Asia Society, 1971-74

Box 1, Folder 4

Association for Asian Studies, 1974-75

Box 1, Folder 5

A, 1978-85

Box 1, Folder 6

B, 1974-86

Box 1, Folder 7

Canada Council (project assessment), 1973

Box 1, Folder 8

Center for Research in International Studies (S.U.), 1970-71

Box 1, Folder 9

Chen, Yu-Shih, 1976, 1979

Box 1, Folder 10

Chinese Language Study in Taipei [documents for 1968 meeting]

Box 1, Folder 11

Chinese Language Study in Taiwan - transcript of conference proceedings (S.U.), 1969

Box 1, Folder 12

Chinese librarians' visit, 1973

Box 1, Folder 13

Chinese linguists' visit, 1973

Box 1, Folder 14

CLEAR (Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews), 1977-84

Box 1, Folder 15

Committee on East Asian Studies (S.U.), 1972-73

Box 1, Folder 16

Committee on East Asian Studies (S.U.) - MA committee, 1977-78

Box 1, Folder 17

Committee on East Asian Studies (S.U.) - Steering committee, 1974/75

Box 2, Folder 1

Committee on East Asian Studies (S.U.) - Steering committee, 1975/76

Box 2, Folder 2

Committee on East Asian Studies (S.U.) - summer grant applications, 1980-83

Box 2, Folder 3

Comparative literature, 1973-76

Box 2, Folder 4

Correspondence, in Chinese

Box 2, Folder 5

Correspondence, unidentified

Box 2, Folder 6

Council for International Exchange of Scholars, 1974-75

Box 2, Folder 7

C, 1973-74

Box 2, Folder 8

C, 1975-77

Box 2, Folder 9

C, 1978-86

Box 2, Folder 10

Department of Asian Languages, 1974/75-1975/76

Box 2, Folder 11

Department of Asian Languages, 1976/77-1979/80

Box 2, Folder 12

Department of Asian Languages, 1980/81-1981/82

Box 2, Folder 13

Department of Asian Languages, 1982/83

Box 3, Folder 1

Dictionary of Oriental Literature, 1970-72

Box 3, Folder 2

Dissertation proposals, 1978-83

Box 3, Folder 3

D, 1975-84

Box 3, Folder 4

E, 1975-85

Box 3, Folder 5

Faculty - memoranda re salaries, benefits, etc., 1975-79

Box 3, Folder 6

Faculty grants subcommittee, 1970-80

Box 3, Folder 7

F, 1972-83

Box 3, Folder 8

Graduate Students [memos re graduate matters]

Box 3, Folder 9

G, 1971-86

Box 3, Folder 10

Hawaii, University Press of, 1973-80

Box 3, Folder 11

H, 1972-85

Box 3, Folder 12

Indiana Conference (Comparing the Arts: Methods, Terms, Teaching), 1976

Box 3, Folder 13

I, 1976-83

Box 3, Folder 14

Journal of Asian Studies, correspondence, 1973-82

Box 3, Folder 15

J, 1975-85

Box 3, Folder 16

Keene, Donald. Modern Japanese Literature (photocopy)

Box 3, Folder 17

K, 1973-84

Box 3, Folder 18

Lee, Peter H. 1976-85

Box 3, Folder 19

Light, Timothy, 1975, 1984-85

Box 4, Folder 1

Littauer Foundation, 1974

Box 4, Folder 2

Liu, James J. Y. Annual faculty reports, 1973-85

Box 4, Folder 3

Liu, James J. Y. "Chinese Concepts of Literature"

Box 4, Folder 4

Liu, James J. Y. Curriculum vita (incomplete)

Box 4, Folder 5

Liu, Wu-Chi and Lo, Irving

Box 4, Folder 6

Lo, Irving, 1975-81

Box 4, Folder 7

Lynn, Richard J., 1972-77

Box 4, Folder 8

L, 1971-75

Box 4, Folder 9

L, 1976-77

Box 4, Folder 10

L, 1980-86

Box 4, Folder 11

Miao, Ronald, 1972-74

Box 4, Folder 12

Miner, Earl, 1975-84

Box 4, Folder 13

Miscellaneous

Box 4, Folder 14

M, 1973-79

Box 4, Folder 15

M, 1980-86

Box 4, Folder 16

NEH panel, 1973

Box 4, Folder 17

NEH panel, 1974-75

Box 4, Folder 18

NEH panel, 1976-82

Box 4, Folder 19

NEH project review, 1975-76

Box 5, Folder 1

NEH 1976 summer seminar

Box 5, Folder 2

NEH 1980 summer seminar (1 of 2)

Box 5, Folder 3

NEH 1980 summer seminar (2 of 2)

Box 5, Folder 4

NEH 1985 summer seminar - correspondence

Box 5, Folder 5

NEH 1985 summer seminar - sources

Box 5, Folder 6

NEH 1985 summer seminar - sources

Box 5, Folder 7

Nienhauser, William H., 1979-81

Box 5, Folder 8

N-O, 1972-85

Box 6, Folder 1

Pang, Bing-Jun

Box 6, Folder 2

Ph.D. exam questions, 1969-81

Box 6, Folder 3

Ph.D. reading lists, 1971-84

Box 6, Folder 4

Princeton colloquium (Problem of Orthodoxy in Chinese Painting), typescript of his remarks and correspondence, 1969-74

Box 6, Folder 5

Princeton conference 1976, correspondence, 1975-76

Box 6, Folder 6

P-Q, 1975-85

Box 6, Folder 7

Reprint requests

Box 6, Folder 8

R, 1972-86

Box 6, Folder 9

Sargent, Stuart, 1976-86

Box 6, Folder 10

Stanford University memoranda, 1972-79

Box 6, Folder 11

Students, correspondence with or about, 1974-81

Box 6, Folder 12

Summer programs (S.U.), 1973-85

Box 6, Folder 13

S, 1972-79

Box 6, Folder 14

S, 1980-85

Box 6, Folder 15

Toynbee, Arnold and editors at Thames and Hudson publishers regarding the book Half the World: the History and Culture of China and Japan, 1969-75

Box 6, Folder 16

T, 1971-85

Box 6, Folder 17

U, 1978

Box 6, Folder 18

Wadham College, Oxford, 1971-75

Box 6, Folder 19

Washington, University of, visit, 1980

Box 6, Folder 20

W, 1973-74

Box 6, Folder 21

W, 1975-78

Box 6, Folder 22

W, 1980-85

Box 7, Folder 1

Yu, Pauline, 1976-83

Box 7, Folder 2

X-Y, 1973-77

Box 7, Folder 3

X-Z, 1980-85

Box 7, Folder 4-8

Ditto masters 1980-81