Huang Peilie

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Huang Peilie (Chinese: 黄丕烈; 1763-1825[1]) was a Chinese bibliophile from Suzhou. He collected and sold books for over 40 years.[2] He owned a bookstore called Pangxi Yuan (English: the Garden of Rushing Happiness). The bookstore opened in 1825 and he died the same year. His store sold many genres of books, ranging from pornography to academic works. Huang annotated the books in his own collection.[3] Books from his collection are held in the National Central Library.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Supplement to the Local Gazetteer of Wu Prefecture". World Digital Library. 1134. Retrieved 2013-09-06. 
  2. ^ Joseph Peter McDermott (2006). A Social History of the Chinese Book: Books and Literati Culture in Late Imperial China. Hong Kong University Press. p. 169. ISBN 978-962-209-782-7. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  3. ^ William Joseph Haas (1996). China Voyager: Gist Gee's Life in Science. M.E. Sharpe. p. 85. ISBN 978-1-56324-674-6. Retrieved 5 September 2013.