All this information is based on my own experience. If you have difficulty accessing the materials mentioned in this post, please shoot me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org). The FamilySearch Center 猶他家譜學會(familysearch.org). The best place to find genealogies for historians based at U.S. institutions, the FamilySearch Center holds scanned copies of tens of thousands of Chinese genealogies, […]
Cheng Shigang (1442-1519) was lucky enough to be born into a wealthy family in Huizhou, a hilly prefecture that nurtured the renowned Huizhou merchants that would dominate long-distance trade for the centuries to come. The family history of the Chengs mirrored that of the Huizhou merchants as a group. Like many Huizhou families, the Chengs […]
An introduction to my research on the department website. I have reformulated the central argument of my research since then, but it still captures what I do with genealogies. Click the link.
Blair, Ann M. Too Much to Know: Managing Scholarly Information before the Modern Age. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010. Keywords: compilation practices; finding devices; note-taking; the sixteenth-century information lust; reference books; consultation (as opposed to reading); The book deals with the topic of a “information lust” (6) by the sixteenth century, that is, an […]