R. Thomas Berner

R. Thomas Berner is a Professor Emeritus of Journalism and American Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. He has held two Fulbright lectureships in China, in 1994 and 2005.
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From the Ashes, History Preserved: Engraving Books in China

To protect against the burning of manuscripts, Chinese masters turned to engraving books on stone. A New Yorker cartoon shows two men walking past the US Congress. One says to the other: “Hey, the Constitution isn’t engraved in stone.” True, but in China many important works are and, because they are, they have endured throughout that country’s history and been helpful to scholars... Continue Reading

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