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Cooper, Arthur R. V. (1916-1988) Edit


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  • 1978, 1983, 1985, 1989, undated (Creation)


  • 7 item(s) (Whole)


  • Scope and Contents

    Consists of letters from Arthur Cooper to David Hawkes and works by and on Arthur Cooper. Arranged chronologically.

    -The Creation of The Chinese Script = 中國書法創始. By Arthur Cooper. 1 volume (pages [1]-40) : illustration ; 21 cm. London : The China Society, 1978. Based on a lecture delivered to The China Society on 2nd March 1977. Autographed copy presented to David Hawkes, dated 20 February 1978 (Note 2)

    -Extract from a letter to a Jungian Friend. 8 sheets. Typescript (photocopy). "Arthur Cooper 13. xii. 83" Essay discussing Chinese scripts. In English with some words in Chinese (Note 2)

    -Note from Arthur Cooper to David Hawkes. 1 sheet. Holograph, signed. On discussing the usage of the Chinese characters 女 and 母, on a photocopy of the draft postscript (dated 23. xi. 85) for the 1985 reprint of The creation of the Chinese script (Note 2)

    -Heart and mind : ancient language making as recorded in the Chinese script, by Arthur R.V. Cooper. 8 sheets. Printout (photocopy). "Outline of work required to prepare the book for print. John Cayley, May 1989" (Note 2)

    -Note to David Hawkes. 23.5.89. 1 sheet ; 9 x 14 cm. Holograph. From the son of Arthur Cooper, on Bruce Phillips, John Cayley and his project (Note 1). Accompanied by:
     1) Obituaries, Arthur Cooper 1916-1988. 1 sheet (photocopy). Originally in: Bulletin of the British Association for Chinese Studies (BBACS), 1988. Pages [46]-49 (Note 2)
     2) Wellsweep. 1 folded sheet (4 pages) : illustration ; 26 cm. On the publisher Wellsweep (Note 2)

    -Letter from Arthur Cooper to David Hawkes. 1 sheet. Holograph, signed. "Haregrove 21. xii" Discusses the Chinese character 女 and talks about Arthur's recent life (Note 2)

    -On the Chinese radical "guan". 1 sheet. Holograph (photocopy). Also includes: 女、穿、貫、串、夷、慣、患

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    Accessibility level = 2 (Only available on the online archive)

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Note 1: Contains personal data or sensitive information; access restricted
    Note 2: Copyright restrictions may apply


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