Julien was one of the outstanding Sinologists while Schilling von Canstadt is
known as an inventor, as an Orientalist, a printer, and a bibliophile. The latter assembled
a great many rare books in Chinese, Manchu, Mongol and Tibetan which later enriched
the collections of the Russian Academy of Sciences. As a printer he mastered the intricacies
of handling Oriental scripts by means of lithography and paved the way for cost
effective and aesthetically satisfactory Oriental printing in Europe. The following letters,
so far unpublished, give an insight into the relationship of the two scholars.
On April 20–22, 2022, the First All-Russian Academic Conference “The Written Heritage of the Orient” in memory of M. I. Vorobyova-Desyatovskaya (1933–2021) will be held at the IOM RAS. The conference program is now available.