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Achilles Fang papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 99

Scope and Contents

The Achilles Fang Papers document the professional and personal relationship between Achilles Fang and Ezra Pound. The papers consist of correspondence and writings, most of which date from between 1950 and 1954. The correspondence principally concerns Fang's efforts to assist Pound in the transliteration of Chinese characters and in the publication of his Confucian translations. Writings include galley proofs of and Fang's introduction to Pound's The Classic Anthology as Defined by Confucious. The bulk of the writings are drafts of Fang's doctoral dissertation, "Material for the Study of Pound's Cantos."

Dates

  • 1947-1958

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Achilles Fang Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Ilse M. Fang on the Ezra Pound Fund, 1997. Gift of Ilse M. Fang, 1997.

Arrangement

Organized into two series: I. Correspondence, 1947-1958. II. Writings, 1954-1956.

Extent

3.26 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.fang

Overview

The Achilles Fang Papers document the professional and personal relationship between Achilles Fang and Ezra Pound. The papers consist of correspondence and writings, most of which date from between 1950 and 1954. The correspondence principally concerns Fang's efforts to assist Pound in the transliteration of Chinese characters and in the publication of his Confucian translations. Writings include galley proofs of and Fang's introduction to Pound's The Classic Anthology as Defined by Confucious. The bulk of the writings are drafts of Fang's doctoral dissertation, Material for the Study of Pound's Cantos.

Achilles Fang (1910-1995)

Achilles Fang, sinologist and comparatist. At Harvard University, Fang wrote his 1958 doctoral disseration entitled "Material for the Study of Pound's Cantos" and became friendly with Pound in the process. Fang became Pound's primary correspondent and source on Chinese topics, assisting Pound with his translation work on The Classic Anthology as Defined by Confucious.

Processing Information

This collection includes materials previously identified as the Ezra Pound Correspondence with Achilles Fang, 1950-1968, YCAL MSS 99, and the Achilles Fang Papers (addition), Uncat ZA MS 521. In July 2011, the two collections were consolidated under one title and call number.
Title
Guide to the Achilles Fang Papers
Author
by Molly Wheeler
Date
July 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
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Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

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