Chinese literature, Library of Congress, Cushing, Caleb, 1800-1879


The following four articles form a symposium locating and describing collections of Old China Trade documents in the Mid-Atlantic region. The three papers and the discussion of them were presented at the seventeenth annual meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Association for Asian Studies held October 21-23, 1988 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The panel, entitled "The Celestial Empire and the Early American Republic, 1784-1844: Old China Trade Documents in the Mid-Atlantic States Region," was chaired by Frank J. Shulman, who has organized eleven similar panels previously. Many of the papers of these earlier panels have already appeared here in the Bulletin. We are happy to add these papers to them.