Origin of Paper in China


Narration and Production by Elaine Koretsky

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This video is an account of an IPH (International Association of Paper Historians) expedition to China in 1999 led by Elaine Koretsky. It focuses on a Congress held in Xian on the Origin of Paper, attended by Chinese paper scholars, archaeologists and other experts, including the group of 16 Europeans and Americans who came with Koretsky. The film also depicts visits to five ancient papermaking villages and shows scenes of traditional papermaking, as well as scenes from various cities including paper conservation at the Shanghai museum and paper archeology at the Ganzu Institute. The background music is from the Chinese contemporary opera of the classic, The Butterfly Lovers. Running time: 41 minutes. 1999
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