Friday, July 29, 2022

Hand-made red copper relief ex-libris for Albert Camus

Hand-made red copper relief ex-libris for the book Carnets by Albert Camus. The Chinese version was published by Zhejiang University Press in 2019. This ex-libris is very special even in the world. It is design for the 15th anniversary of Qizhen Library, which is the Beijing office of the publisher. The flying horse with skull implicates his absurdity, and also the coexistence of humans with viruses. This ex-libris is recently made by Anjianda, one of my friends.

Friday, July 22, 2022

Hand-made red copper relief ex-libris for Ludwig Wittgenstein

Hand-made red copper relief ex-libris for the book Ludwig Wittgenstein: the duty of genius by Ray Monk. The Chinese version was published by Zhejiang University Press in 2014. This ex-libris is very special even in the world. It is design for the 15th anniversary of Qizhen Library, which is the Beijing office of the publisher. We can see a sewing machine and a book, which reflect his interests from engineering (he made a sewing machine when he was ten years old) to mathematics and philosophy. This ex-libris was recently made by Anjianda, one of my friends.

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Hand-Made Copper Relief Ex-Libris for George Steiner's Book

Hand-made red copper relief ex-libris for the book After Babel: aspects of language and translation by George Steiner. The Chinese version was published by Zhejiang University Press in 2020. This ex-libris is very special even in the world. It is designed for the 15th anniversary of Qizhen Library, which is the Beijing office of the publisher. The four steps of translation, trust, aggression, incorporation and restitution, are reflected on the relief. This ex-libris is recently made by Anjianda, one of my friends.

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Last Day in April, To Be Marked

 Today is the last day in April. It should be marked, because it is a turning point of my career.

Monday, March 14, 2022

Greetings from NLC Colleagues in Ten Languages

Greetings from my colleagues from the National Library of China in ten languages - English, Russian, Japanese, Thai, Korean, Vietnamese, Indonesian, German, French and Chinese

发扬冬奥精神:勇于拼搏,超越自我。(张婉莹 英语)

Promote the spirit of the Olympics Winter Games, try your best and be a better person.

牢记国图使命:薪火相继,传承文明。(张楚彬 俄语)

Запомнить миссию государственной библиотеки, передать огонёк великой китайской цивилизации из поколения в поколение.

愿祖国繁荣昌盛,山河无恙,国泰民安!(牛雪妮 日文)

故国が繁盛し、山河が無事で、 国が太平で、民も平安であることを願がっております。

发扬冬奥精神:勇于拼搏,超越自我。(张薇 泰语)

ดำเนินการวิญญาณของโอลิมปิกฤดูหนาว กล้าหาญมากพอ ปล่อยให้ตัวเองดีขึ้น

牢记国图使命:薪火相继,传承文明。(吴蓓蓓 韩语)

국가도서관의 사명을 명심하고,전인의 지혜를  전수하며,  문명을 전승합시다.

愿祖国繁荣昌盛,山河无恙,国泰民安!(王小红 越南语)

Mong tổ quốc phổn vinh thịnh vượng, non nươc yên ổn, quốc thái dân an.

发扬冬奥精神:勇于拼搏,超越自我。(刘嘉慧 印尼语)

Teruskan semangat Olimpiade Musim Dingin: berani berjuang dan melampaui diri sendiri!

牢记国图使命:薪火相继,传承文明。(唐玉屏 德语)

Behalten wir uns den Auftrag der Chinesischen Nationalbibliothek im Gedächtnis: die chinesiche Kultur weiterzugeben, die menschliche Zivilisation weiterzugeben.

愿祖国繁荣昌盛,山河无恙,国泰民安!(杨柳  法语)

Que la patrie soit florissante, la nation intacte, le pays prospère et le peuple en paix.

愿祖国繁荣昌盛,山河无恙,国泰民安,让我们一起向未来!( 合   中文)

Saturday, February 12, 2022

My Special Ex-Libris for the Year of Tiger

Mr. Ying Han, a painter from Qingdao, Shandong Province, designed a special ex-libris for me for the Year of Tiger.

In the picture, the tiger seems to be a scholar reading Wildlife Protection Law. What he thinks includes:

  • How to protect myself?
  • Wear face mask,
  • COVID-19 vaccination,
  • Keep social distance,
  • Do not go to places where are many people,
  • To be vegetarian,
  • Keep quiet,
  • Sleep at home.

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Enriching books : libraries and bookstores around the world

I am glad to introduce the new book by Xiaoguang Gu, one of my friends:

因书而美:世界图书馆与书店漫游 = Enriching books : libraries and bookstores around the world

It includes:

图书馆卷   Libraries

002 埃及亚历山大图书馆 Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt

005 奥地利维也纳皇家图书馆 Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna, Austria

006 澳门何东图书馆 Biblioteca Sir Robert Ho Tung, Macao, China

008 白俄罗斯明斯克国家图书馆 National Library of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus

010 北京大学图书馆 Peking University Library, Beijing, China

012 中国国家图书馆 National Library of China, Beijing, China

014 北京篱苑书屋 Liyuan Library, Beijing, China

016 北京杂•书馆 Za Library, Beijing, China

018 比利时布鲁塞尔漫画博物馆图书馆 Library of Belgian Comic Strip Center, Brussels, Belgium

020 昌黎孤独图书馆 Lonely Seashore Library, Changli, China

022 昌黎葡宿图书馆 Pusu Library, Changli, China

024 重庆大学图书馆 Chongqing University Library, Chongqing, China

026 德国柏林国立图书馆 Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany

028 德国柏林洪堡大学图书馆 Universitätsbibliothek der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany

030 德国柏林自由大学语言学图书馆 Philologische Bibliothek der Freien Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

032 德国斯图加特图书馆 Stadtbibliothek am Mailänder Platz, Stuttgart, Germany

034 东莞图书馆图书自助服务站 Self-service Book Station, Dongguan Library, Dongguan, China

036 俄罗斯圣彼得堡国家图书馆 National Library of Russia, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

038 法国巴黎国家图书馆 Bibliothèque Nationale de France | Site Richelieu, Paris, France

040 法国巴黎吉美博物馆图书馆 La bibliothèque historique, Musée Guimet, Paris, France

042 法国圣艾蒂安- 莱索尔格迷你图书馆 Little Free Library, Saint-Étienne-les-Orgues, France

043 芬兰赫尔辛基国家图书馆 National Library of Finland, Helsinki, Finland

044 古巴哈瓦那国家图书馆 Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba José Martí, Havana, Cuba

046 海口云洞图书馆 Wormhole Library, Haikou, China

048 韩国首尔国立中央图书馆 National Library of Korea, Seoul, South Korea

050 杭州晓书馆 Xiaosong Library, Hangzhou, China

052 荷兰代尔夫特理工大学图书馆 TU Delft Library, Delft, Netherlands

054 荷兰阿姆斯特丹国立博物馆研究图书馆 Rijksmuseum Research Library, Amsterdam, Netherlands

056 荷兰斯派克尼瑟书山图书馆 Boekenberg (Book Mountain), Spijkenisse, Netherlands

058 加拿大温哥华公共图书馆 Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver, Canada

060 柬埔寨金边国家图书馆 National Library of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

062 焦作莫沟村窑洞图书馆 Cave Dwelling Library, Jiaozuo, China

064 捷克布拉格斯特拉霍夫修道院图书馆 Strahov Library, Prague, Czech

066 拉脱维亚里加国家图书馆 National Library of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

068 立陶宛维尔纽斯国家图书馆 Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania

070 立陶宛维尔纽斯街头图书馆 Open-air Reading Space, Vilnius, Lithuania

072 美国波士顿公共图书馆 Boston Public Library, Boston, USA

074 美国国会图书馆 Library of Congress, Washington D.C, USA

076 美国哈佛大学怀德纳图书馆 Widener Library | Harvard Library, Cambridge, USA

078 美国纽约公共图书馆 New York Public Library, New York, USA

080 缅甸仰光大学图书馆 University of Yangon Library, Yangon, Myanmar

082 墨西哥巴斯孔塞洛斯图书馆 Biblioteca Vasconcelos, Mexico City, Mexico

084 墨西哥国立自治大学图书馆 Biblioteca Central UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico

086 南非德班夸祖鲁- 纳塔尔大学霍华德学院图书馆 Howard College Library, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

088 宁波天一阁 Tianyi Library, Ningbo, China

090 宁波图书馆 Ningbo Library, Ningbo, China

093 上海建投书局传记图书馆 Biography Library, JIC Books | Shanghai Pujiang Store, Shanghai, China,

095 上海图书馆徐家汇藏书楼 Shanghai Library Bibliotheca Zi-Ka-Wei, Shanghai, China

096 斯洛文尼亚卢布尔雅那国家和大学图书馆 National and University Library of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia

098 天津滨海新区图书馆 Tianjin Binhai Library, Tianjin, China

100 土耳其伊斯坦布尔阿塔图尔克24 小时图书馆 Atatürk Library, Istanbul, Turkey

102 土耳其以弗所赛尔瑟斯图书馆 Celsus Library, Ephesus, Turkey

103 围场星空图书馆 Mulan Weichang Visitor Center, Weichang, China

104 西班牙巴塞罗那大学图书馆 The UB Library, Barcelona, Spain

106 希腊雅典国家图书馆 National Library of Greece, Athens, Greece

109 香港中央图书馆 Hong Kong Central Library, Hong Kong, China

110 新西兰奥克兰公共图书馆 Auckland Public Library, Auckland, New Zealand

112 伊朗德黑兰国家图书馆 National Library of Iran, Tehran, Iran

114 以色列耶路撒冷国家图书馆 National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

116 以色列特拉维夫本- 古里安图书馆 The Ben-Gurion Library, Tel Aviv, Israel

118 英国伦敦大英图书馆 British Library, London, UK

120 英国剑桥大学李约瑟研究所东亚科学史图书馆 East Asian History of Science Library, Needham Research Institute, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

123 英国伦敦大学参议院图书馆 Senate House Library, University of London, London, UK

124 英国牛津大学博德利图书馆 Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

书店卷   Bookstores

128 爱沙尼亚塔林Rahva Raamat 书店 Rahva Raamat, Tallinn, Estonia

130 白俄罗斯明斯克书店 Unknown Bookstore, Minsk, Belarus

133 北京老书虫 Bookworm, Beijing, China

134 北京模范书局+ 诗空间 Mofan Bookstore, Beijing, China

137 北京三联韬奋书店 SDX Taofen Bookstore, Beijing, China

138 北京PageOne 前门北京坊店 PageOne, Beijing, China

140 北京SKP RENDEZ-VOUS 书店 SKP RENDEZ-VOUS, Beijing, China

142 北京万圣书园 All Sages Bookstore, Beijing, China

144 比利时布鲁塞尔COOK & BOOK 书店 COOK & BOOK, Brussels, Belgium

147 波黑萨拉热窝街头书摊 Bookstall, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

148 长沙当当梅溪书院 Dangdang Bookstore, Changsha, China

150 长沙止间书店 Zhijian Bookstore, Changsha, China

152 重庆方所 Fangsuo Commune, Chongqing, China

154 德国柏林Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus 书店 Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus, Berlin, Germany

157 德国柏林摄影博物馆书店 Bookstore of Museum für Fotografie, Berlin, Germany

158 德国柏林塔森书店 Taschen Bookstore, Berlin, Germany

160 俄罗斯圣彼得堡书店 Bookstore, St Petersburg, Russia

162 法国巴黎Assouline 书店 Assouline, Paris, France

164 法国巴黎塞纳河畔旧书摊 Bookstall along the River Seine, Paris, France

166 法国巴黎莎士比亚书店 Shakespeare and Company, Paris, France

168 芬兰赫尔辛基学术书店 Akateeminen Kirjakauppa, Helsinki, Finland

170 古巴哈瓦那旧书摊 Bookstall, Havana, Cuba

172 广州1200bookshop 1200bookshop, Guangzhou, China

174 贵阳西西弗书店 SISYPHE Bookstore, Guiyang, China

176 哈尔滨果戈里书店 Gogol Bookshop, Harbin, China

178 杭州茑屋书店 Tsutaya Bookstore, Hangzhou, China

180 杭州晓风书屋 Xiaofeng Bookstore, Hangzhou, China

182 合肥几何书店 Jihe Bookstore, Hefei, China

184 荷兰马斯特里赫特天堂书店 Bookstore Dominicanen, Maastricht, Netherlands

186 克罗地亚杜布罗夫尼克Algebra 书店 Algebra Bookstore, Dubrovnik, Croatia

188 立陶宛维尔纽斯大学Littera 书店 Vilnius University Littera Bookstore, Vilnius, Lithuania

190 马来西亚吉隆坡华文书店 Chinese Bookstore, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

192 美国哈佛大学COOP 书店 The Harvard COOP Bookstore, Cambridge, USA

194 美国华盛顿特区Riverby Books 书店 Riverby Books, Washington D.C., USA

196 美国旧金山城市之光书店 City Light Books, San Francisco, USA

199 美国纽约莎士比亚书店 Shakespeare & Company, New York, USA

200 美国纽约Westsider 珍本和二手书店 Westsider Rare & Used Books, New York, USA

202 美国纽约亚马逊书店 Amazon Books, New York, USA

204 摩洛哥索维拉露天书摊 Outdoor Bookstall, Essaouira, Morocco

206 墨西哥墨西哥城博路亚书店 Librería Porrúa, Mexico City, Mexico

208 墨西哥墨西哥城Cafebrera El Pndulo 书店 Cafebrera El Pndulo, Mexico City, Mexico

210 南京奇点书集 Singularity Books and Others, Nanjing, China

212 南京先锋书店 Librairie Avant-Garde, Nanjing, China

213 尼泊尔加德满都户外书店 Outdoor Bookstore, Kathmandu, Nepal

215 苏州诚品书店 Eslite Bookstore, Suzhou, China

216 苏州钟书阁 Zhongshu Bookstore, Suzhou, China

218 上海朵云书院 Duoyun Books, Shanghai, China

220 上海多抓鱼书店 Déjà Vu, Shanghai, China

222 上海光的空间 Lightspace Bookstore, Shanghai, China

224 上海汉源汇 Old China Hand Style, Shanghai, China

226 上海季风书园 Jifeng Bookstore, Shanghai, China

229 上海亚朵酒店单向空间 OWSPACE Bookstore in Atour Hotel, Shanghai, China

230 上海言几又 Yanjiyou Bookstore, Shanghai, China

232 上海ZiWU 志屋 ZiWU, Shanghai, China

233 斯洛伐克布拉迪斯拉发ADKA BOOKS 书店 ADKA BOOKS, Bratislava, Slovakia

234 斯洛文尼亚卢布尔雅那House of Dreaming Books 书店 House of Dreaming Books, Ljubljana, Slovenia

236 泰国曼谷Bookmoby 书店 Bookmoby, Bangkok, Thailand

238 香港中华书局 Chung Hwa Book Co., Hong Kong, China

240 意大利威尼斯沉船书店 Acqua Alta, Venice, Italy

243 英国伦敦船上书店 Word on the Water, London, UK

244 英国伦敦《伦敦书评》书店 London Review Bookshop, London, UK

246 英国伦敦泰晤士河畔旧书摊 Bookstall along the Thames, London, UK

248 英国伦敦同志话语书店 Gay's the Word Bookshop, London, UK

250 英国牛津Blackwell's 书店 Blackwell's Bookstore, Oxford, UK