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September 8, 2009

New exhibit in the East Asia Reading Room

A new exhibit is just set up in the East Asia Reading Room. It features tips of searching original Chinese, Japanese and Korean scripts in the Orbis, presented by the East Asia Library cataloging staff. Please stop by and take a look. The exhibit will be on till 9/30.

January 25, 2010

Korean Film Council Donations on Exhibit

The newly installed exhibit in the East Asian Reading Room (SML second floor) features resources for the study of Korean film. Please come and take a look!

All of the visually exciting books and journals on display are recent donations from the Korean Film Council (Seoul), part of a shipment of 80 volumes of print materials in English and Korean and over 300 feature films on DVD that came to Yale under the terms of a grant. Yale’s successful application for status as a Korean Film Council “hub” library was organized by the Film Studies Program, Film Study Center, and the East Asia Library. This status allows us to request additional books and DVDs annually. The materials will support the academic study of East Asian film in the program at Yale.

Thanks to Youngaie Kim for masterminding the exhibit and Tang Li for logistical support. The exhibit will be on view until mid-February.

February 15, 2010

New exhibit on Japanese "Silents" film

The East Asia Library is pleased to announce the new exhibit in East Asian Reading Room (SML222) in conjunction with the Japanese “Silents”: Benshi Film Narration by Raiko Sakamoto presented by The Film Studies Program and the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University on February 12th, 2010.

Visual materials on display have been selected from the Japanese Film Ephemera Collection, as well as other library collections. They includeThe Benshi: Japanese silent film narrators ; Katsudō benshi sekai o kakeru (the autobiography of Sawato Midori, another active silent film narrator in Japan); a handbill for a silent film screening event featuring Sakamoto Raiko; Masterpieces of Japanese Silent Cinema, a DVD-ROM database containing data on 12,000 titles, footage from 45 films, and biographies of key silent movie figures. The exhibit was prepared with the valuable assistance of Takuya Tsunoda, a PhD student in Film Studies and East Asian Languages and Literature, Yale University. The East Asia Library at Yale University is committed to acquiring a variety of unique resources on Japanese film studies and visual culture.


April 13, 2010

New exhibit on China and Expo

The East Asia Library is pleased to announce a new exhibit “China and Expo: Historical Records and the Shanghai Expo 2010” in East Asian Reading Room (SML222) to celebrate the upcoming Shanghai Expo 2010 in May.

China has been participating in World’s Fairs ever since the first Expo was held in London in 1851. The East Asia Library contains a wealth of sources for the study of China and World’s Fairs. The upcoming Expo 2010 in Shanghai provided the East Asia Library with an opportunity to extend its collections in this area. This exhibit features published archives on World’s Fairs from the Qing imperial court, catalogues of items exhibited at Chinese Pavilion during the early 20th century, historical records and anecdotes of China’s participation with past fairs, selected monographs on the Shanghai Expo 2010, and the Shanghai Expo souvenirs.

September 2, 2010

New exhibit on the Study of East Asia at Yale

We are starting out the year with a new exhibit in the East Asian Reading Room (SML 222):

The Study of East Asia at Yale: 19th Century Pioneers

It features works related to the beginnings of academic study of East Asia and its languages, pioneered at Yale in the 1870s. Some of those featured are:

Addison Van Name
Yale Librarian and man of many “firsts,” he was the first to teach Chinese and Japanese in an American university.

Yung Wing
Yale Class of 1854, the first Chinese graduate of an American college, his influence resulted in the creation of the Chinese collection at Yale.

Samuel Wells Williams
Missionary, diplomat, scholar, and linguist, he came to Yale in 1877 as Professor of Chinese Language & Literature.

Asakawa Kan’ichi
Yale Professor of Japanese history from 1907, he was also the first Curator of the East Asian collections.

Please come around to learn more about the long tradition of East Asian studies at Yale.

September 7, 2010

Scrolls to Cell Phones and Beyond

The exhibit, “Scrolls to Cell Phones and Beyond,” curated by Haruko Nakamura, Japanese Collection Librarian in the East Asia Library, officially opens today. It is displayed in the Sterling Memorial Library first floor corridor cases.

This exhibit showcases the evolution of Japanese publishing technology and the experience of the written text. It is organized in conjunction with the annual conference of the Association of Japanese Literary Studies (AJLS) to be held at Yale October 15-17. Exhibited here are items chosen with the theme of “technology” in mind, ranging from rare books to multimedia phenomena, all collected by the East Asia Library and other libraries at Yale.

Please remember to start at the far right, in keeping with Japanese reading style!

You can learn more information about the exhibit from the press release. Dates and times for “gallery” talks will be forthcoming.

November 22, 2010

New Exhibit & New Discoveries

Beginning Monday (Nov. 22) there will be a new exhibit featured in our cases in the East Asian Reading Room (SML 222):

“Chinese Rare Books in the Yale Collections”

It will feature some of the highlights of Chinese works in East Asia Library Special Collections. In addition, we will display a recent chance discovery, one volume of an edition of the Five Classics that entered the Yale College Library in 1849. While not a “rare” book, this volume is one of a group that were purchased for the Library in 1849, well before what has been considered the beginning of the Chinese Collection at Yale (the 1878 donation of Yung Wing’s personal collection.) Samuel Wells Williams, future Yale professor, was involved in organizing this shipment for Yale during the time he resided in the treaty port of Canton. This find allows us to document a much earlier start for the collecting of East Asian books at Yale and in North America in general and is therefore quite an exciting find!

Please also remember to take a look at the exhibit in the Sterling Memorial Library first floor corridor cases (extended to December 19):

“Scrolls to Cell Phones and Beyond: Publishing Technology and the Experience of the Written Text in Japan”

September 27, 2012

New exhibit on the Study of East Asia at Yale

We are starting out the year with a new exhibit in the East Asian Reading Room (SML 222):

The Study of East Asia at Yale: 19th Century Pioneers

It features works related to the beginnings of academic study of East Asia and its languages, pioneered at Yale in the 1870s. Some of those featured are:

Addison Van Name
Yale Librarian and man of many “firsts,” he was the first to teach Chinese and Japanese in an American university.

Yung Wing
Yale Class of 1854, the first Chinese graduate of an American college, his influence resulted in the augmentation of the Chinese collection at Yale.

Samuel Wells Williams
Missionary, diplomat, scholar, and linguist, he came to Yale in 1877 as Professor of Chinese Language & Literature. He also helped the Yale College Library to ship first acquisition of East Asian books from China in 1849 when he was a missionary printer in Canton.

Asakawa Kan’ichi
Yale Professor of Japanese history from 1907, he was also the first Curator of the East Asian collections.

Please come around to learn more about the long tradition of East Asian studies at Yale.

March 28, 2013

New exhibit on Yan Lianke

The East Asia Library is pleased to announce a new exhibit "Serve the people!: Yan Lianke and his works 《为人民服务》:阎连科作品展" in the East Asia Reading Room to welcome Mr. Yan's upcoming visit to Yale next Tuesday. Titles featured in the exhibit include Serve the People!, Dream of Ding Village, Lenin's Kisses, etc. Please come to take a look before you are gone for Easter holiday!

September 30, 2013

NEW exhibit in the EARR & associated book talks!

The East Asia Library is pleased to announce that a new exhibit titled “Recent Publications by Yale’s East Asia Faculty, 2012-2013” has just been set up in the East Asian Reading Room. It features new books that have been written, edited, and translated by Yale's faculty members in the fields of East Asian studies in the recent two years. This exhibit is intended to showcase our fabulous East Asia faculty and their research.

In association with the exhibit, the East Asia Library is going to organize a series of informal talks on new monographs written by Yale's East Asia faculty. Two talks have been scheduled in October as follows:

1. Professor Valerie Hansen (History Department), "The Silk Road: A New History, One Year Later" (October 4, 1-2 PM, Room 218, Sterling Memorial Library)

2. Professor Fabian Drixler (History Department), "Infanticide and a Demographic Revolution in Japan: a book talk on Mabiki: Infanticide and Population Growth in Eastern Japan, 1660-1950." (October 11, 2-3 PM, Room 218, Sterling Memorial Library)

Refreshments will be provided for both talks.

We hope you will enjoy the new exhibit in the East Asian Reading Room, and look forward to seeing many of you at the upcoming book talks.

October 28, 2013

Two upcoming book talks by Yale's East Asia faculty in November!

The East Asia Library is delighted to organize two more book talks by Yale’s East Asia faculty in November, in association with the newly-installed exhibit “Recent Publications by Yale’s East Asia Faculty, 2012-2013” in the East Asian Reading Room.

1. Professor William Summers (History of Medicine Department), "Mandarins, Marmots, and Microbes: The Ecology of Plague in China." November 7, 4-5 PM, International Room, Sterling Memorial Library

2. Professor Karen Nakamura (Department of Anthropology), “Disabilities of the Soul: Mental Illness, Activism, Community, and Teaching from the Heart at Yale.” November 12, 3:30-4:30 PM, International Room, Sterling Memorial Library

Desserts and drinks will be provided for both talks. Co-sponsored by the Council on East Asian Studies.

We hope you will enjoy the exhibit in the East Asian Reading Room, and look forward to seeing many of you at the upcoming book talks.

January 16, 2014

Jan 31 -- Book talk by Professor Andrew Qunitman!

In association with the exhibit “Recent Publications by Yale’s East Asia Faculty, 2012-2013” in the East Asian Reading Room, the East Asia Library is pleased to organize a book talk by Professor Andrew Qunitman titled "The Yogin and the Madman: On Writing and Reading Tibet’s Greatest Liberation Tale" at the International Room at 2:00 pm on January 31. All are welcome!

February 7, 2014

Feb 21 -- Book talk by Professor Youn-mi Kim!

In association with the exhibit “Recent Publications by Yale’s East Asia Faculty, 2012-2013” in the East Asian Reading Room, the East Asia Library is pleased to organize a book talk by Professor Youn-mi Kim on New Perspectives on Early Korean Art: From Silla to Koryŏ at 2:30 pm in Room 218, Sterling Memorial Library on February 21. All are welcome!

February 20, 2014

March 4 -- Book talk by Professor Deborah Davis!

In association with the exhibit “Recent Publications by Yale’s East Asia Faculty, 2012-2013” in the East Asian Reading Room, the East Asia Library is pleased to organize a last book talk by Professor Deborah Davis on Wives, Husbands, and Lovers: Marriage and Sexuality in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Urban China at 4:30 pm in the International Room, Sterling Memorial Library on March 4. All are welcome!

April 15, 2014

New exhibit in the East Asian Reading Room: "Notable Alumni from East Asia in the 20th Century"

The East Asia Library is pleased to announce that a new exhibit titled “Notable Alumni from East Asia in the 20th Century” has just been set up in the East Asian Reading Room. It features biographies, autobiographies, and books by prominent Yalies who came from East Asia and graduated from the late 19th century through mid-20th century. Some of those featured are:

Yung Wing 容閎 (1828-1912)
Yale Class of 1854, First Chinese Student graduated from US College

Asakawa Kan’ichi 朝河貫一 (1873-1948)
PhD. History (1902). Professor of History and Inaugural Curator of the East Asian collection at Yale University (1907-1948)

Lee Hong-koo 이홍구 [李洪九] (1934- )
Ph.D. Political Sciences (1968). Former Prime Minister of South Korea (1994-1995)

Please come around to learn about the long tradition of East Asian students at Yale!