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  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
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  • Preferred Citation
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  • Organization and Arrangement
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  • Title: Han Yu-Shan collection
    Collection number: 1372
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 7.5 linear ft. (15 boxes and 21 oversize boxes)
    Date: [1646-1910]
    Abstract: Yu-shan Han (1899-1983) taught at the History Department, UCLA (1941 to 1966). The collection consists of 24 histories of academies in China published between 1684-1910, a printed text of the Diamond Sutra (1798), a set of original woodblocks for the Diamond Sutra, imperial examination papers (1646-1904), imperial edicts, and manuscript scrolls.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.
    Creator: Han, Yu-shan, 1899-1983
    Selected digitized images from this collection.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
    Reproductions may be obtained only from the UCLA Library Special Collections.

    Restrictions on Access

    Examination papers available on microfilm (6 reels) in UCLA Library Special Collections (collection 1372, box 36) and East Asian Library, UCLA. Originals not available for consultation due to fragile condition.
    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Edna and Yu-shan Han Charitable Foundation, 1984.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Han Yu-Shan Collection (Collection 1372). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.


    Born in Peking, China; Ph.D. from Boston University, 1929; taught at History Department, UCLA, from 1941 to 1966.

    Scope and Content

    Consists of 24 histories of academies (shu yüan) in China, published 1684-1910; printed text of the Diamond Sutra ( Chin kang ching), 1798; a set of original woodblocks for the Diamond Sutra; approximately 500 imperial examination papers from 1646 to 1904--ca. 300 palace examinations (tien shih) papers (including 39 Manchu language examinations and 5 military examinations), 97 academy examinations, and other miscellaneous examinations; as well as some imperial edicts and manuscript scrolls.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Organized into histories of academies, 1684-1910 (3 boxes); printed text of the Diamond Sutra ( Chin kang ching), 1798 (8 boxes); set of original woodblocks for the Diamond Sutra (4 boxes); imperial examination papers, 1646-1904 (18 boxes); and microfilms of the imperial examination papers (2 boxes).
    Examination papers are organized into 8 groups:
    1. Palace examinations with names.
    2. Anomymous palace examinations.
    3. Palace examinations by subject.
    4. Palace poetry examinations.
    5. Palace Manchu language examinations.
    6. Academy examinations.
    7. Miscellaneous examinations.
    8. Palace military examinations.
    Chronological arrangement within each group if dates are known.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1470738 

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    China History--Qing dynasty, 1644-1912--Examinations, questions, etc.
    Chinese examination essays.
    Civil service--China--Examinations, questions, etc.
    Learned institutions and societies--China--History.