The Grand Scribe’s Records: History of the First History of China

Tuesday, December 3, 2019    11:00 AM – 12:30 PM LECTURE 11:00 AM  The Grand Scribe’s Records: History of the First History of China Often compared to The Histories of Herodotus, The Grand Scribe’s Records (Shiji 史記 in Chinese) was the founding work of historical writing in China. Written by Sima Qian 司馬遷 around 100 BCE, Grand Scribe’s […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–International Scholars Convene at Elling Eide Research Library

For the second consecutive year, twelve scholars from China, Europe and the U.S. meet in Sarasota in early November to continue working on the first complete English translation, in nine volumes, of the Shiji 史記, or “The Grand Scribe’s Records,” one of the most important narratives of traditional China. William H. Nienhauser, Jr., Halls-Bascom, Professor […]

An Introduction to Chinese Shadow Puppet Theater

Elling Eide Research Library & Preserve Presents:An Introduction to Chinese Shadow Puppet TheaterLecture given by: Professor Fan Pen Li Chen Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Tickets $15.00  11:00 AM – 12:00 PM- Lecture Professor Chen’s research focuses on women warriors in Chinese history and fiction;women in Chinese history and fiction; the Chinese shadow theatre, and the […]

Dunhuang Cave Library and the Silk Road Lecture- April 25, 2019 10:30AM at The Ringling

Ann Roddy, Director of the Elling Eide Research Library, and The Ringling present: “Dunhuang Cave Library and the Silk Road”. Free for Ringling members, $5.00 for non-members. To purchase tickets, please use the link below. https://www.ringling.org/events/conversation-grotto-library-dunhuang.  The lecture will be held at The Ringling in Chao lecture hall. For more information please call 941-358-3180 The Ringling […]

“Standing Tall, Flying High”, an exhibition of traditional Chinese shadow Puppetry.

The Elling Eide Research Library and Selby Public Library present “Standing Tall, Flying High”, an exhibition of traditional Chinese shadow puppetry. Using delicate mule-skin puppets from the 19th century, characters from famous Chinese novels and myths are brought to life through the interplay of light and shadow. Selby Public Library 1331 First St. | Sarasota, […]

Amid the Spanish Moss of Florida, a Treasure Chest of Chinese Literature

A version of this article appears in print on April 9, 2017, on Page A16 of the New York edition with the headline: Beneath the Spanish Moss of Florida, a Treasure Chest of Chinese Literature. SARASOTA, Fla. — In 1971, Elling O. Eide was a promising young scholar of Chinese poetry, working on his Ph.D. […]