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A treasure chest of Chinese literature beneath the Spanish moss of Florida

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Mr Mitchell, the president of the Elling Eide Center, in Sarasota, Florida.

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Mr Eide in China in the 1980s - he was once a scholar studying Chinese poetry.

Sarasota, Florida

IN 1971, Elling O Eide was a promising young scholar of Chinese poetry, working on his doctoral thesis and teaching at the University of Illinois. Then came a letter that set in motion the creation of either a wonder or a folly: a great library of Chinese literature...

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