Nancy Norton Tomasko, editor of the Asian Library Journal, delivered a radiant slide lecture on contemporary papermaking on mainland China. Tomasko's talk was of great interest, shaped as it was by her travels in China during last July and August and her firsthand encounters with various papermakers. 
Pam Scheinman concluded the paper session with a videotape interview of the Mexican artist, Ricardo Anguia. Anguia's humorous account of his naive experiences in a topless bar in New York City, and his subsequent compulsive search for one young, beguiling dancer, dramatized how cultural differences sharpen experience, which, in turn, flows into the process of creative book making. Scheinman's video, only partly completed by the date of the Symposium, gave a strong flavor of Anguia's exuberance and his charismatic physical presence. In summing up the afternoon's papers, Judith Brodsky passionately argued that The Book slices through cultural barriers with a remarkable power to shape experience, to provide pleasure, to inspire one with fortitude to confront hardship, terror, and death, even to justify one's life.

 
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