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17 Contributors (Continued from page 3) Stuart H. Sargent has taught Chinese language and literature at the University of Maryland, Colorado State University, Stanford University and the University of Hawaii. He is the author of numerous articles on Chinese literature; his book on the Song dynasty poet He Zhu (1052–1125) was published by Brill in 2007. Clare Chu has been active in the field of snuff bottles for over twenty-five years. She is a dealer, auction consultant and lecturer, and she has published many articles, catalogues and books on snuff bottles and other areas of Asian art. Clare is in the process of completing the first e-book on Chinese snuff bottles at Clare is also a regular contributor to the Journal . She lives in the Santa Monica Mountains with her husband Michael, her three children, one dog and a growing number of fish. of ‘ drinking smoke ’ and ‘ drinking tobacco. ’ Even in 1658, the Jesuit preacher and author Jacob Balde titled his satire against smoking De trockene Trunkenheit [Dry drunkenness]. ” 22 Zhou Xian 周閑 (1820–1875) zi : Cunbo 存伯 , Xiaoyuan 小園 , hao : Fanhu jushi 范湖居士 , was a scholar from Xiushui 秀水 , Zhejiang province (present day Jiaxing 嘉興 ), who later lived in Shanghai. He was good at painting flowers but was especially noted for his seal carving. He met Ren Xiong 任熊 (1823–1857), the short- lived but famous artist, in Hangzhou and invited him to Jiaxing, where Ren benefitted greatly from studying Zhou ’ s collection of paintings while teaching his host how to improve his own painting techniques. The general outlines of our thesis up to now will have been readily recognizable to readers who have perused the seventh volume of the catalogue of the Bloch Collection. 23 In the continuation of this article, we shall turn to Yangzhou overlay glass snuff bottle production and patronage in the nineteenth century, offering new research on the sorts of people who caused these bottles to bear marks identifying them as having been made at their behest. Fig. 25. An inscribed dish from late Qing. Ian Hardy is a regular contributor to the Journal , writing articles, book reviews and reporting each year on exhibitions and sales in London. He and his wife Kay began collecting snuff bottles in Hong Kong in the late 1960s. Ian holds a Master of Arts degree from London University and retired after twenty-three years as headmaster of a large coeducational school in Wimbledon, London.