Re: Late Qing Intellectual History Resource: 沅湘通藝錄

Don, I would love to take it over from you. Worked on earlier exams, but remain interested. Can you let me know whether it is still available and what would be the best arrangement? You can email me if that is easier (contact info here: )

Late Qing Intellectual History Resource: 沅湘通藝錄

Amidst the 1890s push for reform, in the Hunan hotbed the progressive governor 江標 collected the new provincial examination essays responding to a variety of modern practical questions and the collection was published later by the Commercial Press with the title  沅湘通藝錄. It runs to over 450 pp. and contains several hundred exam essays. It really provides quite a window into the outlook and attitudes of the examination candidates' understanding of the current China and world situation, considerably broader than what one finds in the 湘包湘學報 .

donating photocopied articles about blind history 19th and early 20th c US and France

Dear Fellow Historians,

I'm doing office cleaning, and would like to donate approx. 100 articles that I've collected over the years related to my research on blind people in France and the US. Some are marked, but most aren't. A lot are from archives so aren't easily available. 

Please email me at if you're interested. It would be wonderful to know they were going to a happy home where they'd be used by others.


Catherine Kudlick PhD (she, her)

Professor of History and Director,

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