Voyage of Discovery
IBSN: 9789087282745
Pages: 300
Format: Hardback
Published: September 2017
Language: English
Price: €59.50

Voyage of Discovery

Exploring the Collections of the Asian Library at Leiden University


In September 2017 Leiden University will open the Asian Library to house its world renowned and extensive Asian collections. This includes the largest collection on Indonesia worldwide and some of the foremost collections on South and Southeast Asia, China, Japan and Korea.

Voyage of Discovery contains more than twenty essays of academics, curators and authors on various aspects of the collections. The book is richly illustrated and showcases twenty-five treasures from the Asian Library, including unique manuscripts and rare maps.


Alexander Reeuwijk is a writer with a focus on Asia, natural history and travel histories. His published books include works on the evolution theory, Indonesia and Iran. Besides his editorship of the Asian Library publication he is working on a book on India, its people and Hinduism.



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