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"Emile Guimet's Network for Research and Collecting Asian Objects, ca.1877-1918" (2017)
Book Chapter
Chang, T. (in press). "Emile Guimet's Network for Research and Collecting Asian Objects, ca.1877-1918". In C. Howald, C. Guichard, & B. Savoy (Eds.), All the Beauty of the World. The Western Market for non-European ArtefactsDe Gruyter

This article examines the early history of the first national museum in France devoted to the arts and religions of Asia, the Musée Guimet, created in 1879. Through extensive archival research in unpublished sources it is revealed that the founder Em... Read More

Crowdsourcing avant la lettre: Henri Cordier and French Sinology, ca. 1875-1925 (2016)
Journal Article
Chang, T. (2016). Crowdsourcing avant la lettre: Henri Cordier and French Sinology, ca. 1875-1925. Esprit Créateur, 56(3), doi:10.1353/esp.2016.0028. ISSN 0014-0767

This article argues that the French sinologist Henri Cordier (1849-1926) used his private correspondence with a vast international network of diplomats, administrators, missionaries, writers and scholars of every field of Asian studies between the 18... Read More