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   David Lloyd collection on Lao She, 1946-1957

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); David Lloyd collection on Lao She; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

Abstract

The David Lloyd collection on Lao She consists of records relating to the publications and translations of Lao She’s work during and after his stay in New York, dating from 1946 to 1957. Materials in the collection include correspondence, accounts, manuscripts, and a portrait of Lao She.

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079336 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Lloyd, David D.
Title:David Lloyd collection on Lao She, 1946-1957
Physical description:1 Linear Feet (2 manuscript boxes)
Language(s):In English.
Access: This collection is located on site. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged by subject: Correspondence; Accounts; Portrait; Publications and translations; Manuscripts.

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Description

Scope and Content

The David Lloyd collection on Lao She mainly consists of correspondence, accounts, portrait, manuscripts, and records relating to the publication and translations of Lao She’s works into English as well as other languages, dating from 1946 to 1957. The collection includes letters from Lao She, one from Pearl S. Buck, and David Lloyd's correspondence with publishers, agents, translators, editors, and others regarding Lao She’s novels. The manuscripts contain the English translation of three short stories and one play. The collection also includes a portrait of Lao She taken in 1946.

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Using the Collection

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Access Restrictions

This collection is located on site. This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); David Lloyd collection on Lao She; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Material

David Lloyd Agency Records on Pearl S. Buck, 1928-1958 (bulk 1934-1952). Princeton University Library. Finding Aid.

Ida Pruitt and Marjorie King Papers, 1891-1994. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. Finding Aid.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 09/--/89 Christina Hilton Fenn. Processed in December 2018 by Yingwen Huang.

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 File created.
    2018-12-04 Finding aid updated.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Accounts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Notes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Plays.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scripts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
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Authors, Chinese.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lao, She, 1899-1966.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Literary agents--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Literature publishing.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lloyd, David D.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Novelists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical/Historical

Lao She (pen name: Lao She, Lau Shaw, Lao Shaw, 老舍; courtesy name in pinyin: Shu, Sheyu; Wade-Giles: Shu, Sheh-yu, Shu, S. Y.; Chinese: 舒舍予; original name in pinyin: Shu, Qingchun; Wade-Giles: Shu, Ch’ing Ch’un; traditional Chinese: 舒慶春; simplified Chinese: 舒庆春) was born to a Manchu family in Beijing, 1899. He attended the Beijing Normal University and graduated in 1918. From 1918 to 1924, he was an educator and administrator in various schools in Beijing and Tianjin. He was highly influenced by the May Fourth Movement in 1919 and later motivated to become a writer. In the fall of 1924, he began teaching Chinese at the London University School of Oriental Studies. After returning to China in 1930, he taught in universities in Jinan and Qingdao province. In 1938, Lao She was nominated as the President of the All-China Resistance Association of Writers and Artists, a cultural organization united against Japanese invasion during the Second Sino-Japanese War. In 1946, he accepted the State Department’s invitation to travel to America. During his stay in New York, he wrote a number of novels and published them in English. After returning to China at the end of 1949, he focused on his writing career and produced a number of well-known plays such as Dragon Beard Ditch and Teahouse. He was also the Chairman of the Peking Association of Artists. He died in Beijing, 1966, at the age of 67. Lao She was known as one of the significant contemporary Chinese novelists and playwrights. His most popular works include the novel Rickshaw Boy, Yellow Storm, and the play Teahouse. Other important works are Mr.Ma and Son, Drum Singers, Divorce, Yellow Storm, Cat Country, etc.

Henriette Herz was Lao She’s literary agent before 1948, and from 1948, David D. Lloyd was Lao She’s literary agent. He was also the literary representative for Pearl S. Buck.

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