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Les cercles de collectionneurs et de numismates dans la région de Pékin durant la première moitié du XIXème siècle : échange des monnaies anciennes, partage des idées et renouveau des études numismatiques

Abstract : The period from the late eighteenth century to the mid-nineteenth constitutes a golden age for Chinese numismatics. Following the publication in 1751 of the Qinding qianlu (The Imperially Ordered Catalogue of Coins), many collectors became interested in coins and engaged themselves in publishing catalogues, monographs, or studies. These publications using the methods employed in littérature by the « Evidential studies » (kaozhengxue), created a révolution in methods in numismatics studies. The most représentative work of this period is the Guquanhui (Catalogue of Ancient Coins) published by Li Zuoxian (1807-1876) in 1864. This book brings together the collections and the ideas of a community of collectors that met regularly, exchanged coins, rubbings or unpublished documents. These informal exchanges have contributed to the invention of criteria for the study of coins and to the qualitative leap made in Chinese numismatics. An attempt will be made to understand how social networks between collectors have conrtbuted to the significant progress of that time, and to trace the emergence of a requirement of scientific approach among coin collectors. This reserch also questions the relation betwwen the taste for collection and historical thinking.
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Lyce Jankowski. Les cercles de collectionneurs et de numismates dans la région de Pékin durant la première moitié du XIXème siècle : échange des monnaies anciennes, partage des idées et renouveau des études numismatiques. Art et histoire de l'art. Université Paris-Sorbonne - Paris IV, 2012. Français. ⟨tel-03085251⟩

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