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Guide to the East Asian Artifacts Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Other sources of information

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: East Asian Artifacts Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1845, 1853, 1960s
    Collection Number: Mss 91
    Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 document box)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Physical Location: Del Sur
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions


    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    East Asian Artifacts Collection. Mss 91. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Multiple sources ca. 1960s.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of items from and related to China and Japan. These include:
    • A bilingual Chinese/Manchu scroll dated 1845, (reign of Emperor Daoguang). This is an imperial decree conferring a degree of rank on one Gan Kexiu.
    • A photostat with translation of a Japanese scroll related to the expedition of Commodore Mathew C. Perry. Perry's expedition of 1853 is associated with the opening of Japan to greater western trade and influence. "Mr. Brown's Translation," with a reference to LC call numbers related to texts dating 1858 and 1876 concerning the Perry expedition and Japanese indemnity. The subject of the scroll is the warship "Shukehanna"/ Susquehana, Perry's flagship on first expedition.
    • N masks, 5 miniature clay models, gift, recommender: Harold Hackett, 1/26/66.

    Other sources of information

    Hsü, Immanuel C. Y., The Rise of Modern China, Oxford, 6 edition, revised, 2000.
    Keene, Donald, N: The Classical Theater of Japan, Kodansha, Tokyo, 1973.
    Perry, Mathew Calbraith, Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan: Performed in the Years 1852, 1853, 1854 Under the Command of Commodore M. C. Perry , 3 v., Washington, D.C., 1856.
    Totman, Corrad D., Early Modern Japan, University of California, 1993.
    Online sources of information and photographs of the so-called Black Ships ( Kurofune) of the Perry expedition:
    Online source of information and photographs of n masks: