A Concise Introduction to the Sources of the “Morrison Pamphlets” in English

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Plan information
Project Term: 2019-2023
Budget: NT$2 million

Origin: The Tang Prize is awarded on a biennial basis, each with a cash reward of NT$40 million. Projects proposed by the laureates also receive a grant of up to NT$10 million. The 2018 grant for Sinology is shared between Prof. Shiba and Prof. Owen. 


Project Summary:The “Morrison Pamphlets”(6,200 titles) are part of the the Toyo Bunko's “Morrison Collections” (24,000 volumes in total). George Ernest Morrison (1862-1920) was an Australian journalist, doctor, traveler and political advisor to the Chinese government. The majority of the Morrison Collections consist of important writings, maps, travelogues, missionary reports, engravings, paintings, autographs, manuscripts, and so forth. There are also 6200 pamphlets composed of rare and valuable source materials including booklets issued by governmental and non-governmental bodies, and newspaper clippings or journals edited by Dr. Morrison. This project is aimed to produce a bibliographical introduction to the primary sources in the “Morrison Pamphlets” in English, in order to make these pamphlets more accessible to researchers.