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- Mo Yan, the 2012 Winner of Nobel Prize for Literature, and His Works
- The East Asian Library co-organized the 18th international conference of the Association of Chinese Professors of Social Sciences in the U.S. (ACPSS), October 5-7, 2012
- The East Asian Library is very pleased to host its lecture series by Professor Emeritus Cho-yun Hsu The East Asian Library is very pleased to host its lecture series by Professor Emeritus Cho-yun Hsu
- Hong Xu’s Speech at the Symposium on Dr. Hwa-Wei Lee's Thoughts on Librarianship
- Hong Xu’s Speech at the Book Donation Ceremony
- The East Asian Library Co-sponsored Symposium on “Chinese Studies in North America: Past and Present”
- The East Asian Library Co-sponsored Symposium on “Collection Development, Research and Service on Chinese Studies”
- Hong Xu’s Good-will Visit to Chinese Partner Libraries in Macau, Hong Kong, and Mainland China
- Rebuilding School Libraries after the Sichuan Earthquake--the Newest Update
- Rebuilding School Libraries after the Sichuan Earthquake--an Update
- New Partner Libraries in China for Document Delivery at the East Asian Gateway Service
- Yomidas Rekishikan Became Available
- Duxiu Database Became Available
- e-Korean Studies Portal
- Chinese Filmscript and Advertisement Collection, 1946-1985
- The National Index to Chinese Newspapers & Periodicals (NICNP)
- Zasshi Kiji Sakuin Database Became Available
- Scripta Sinica Database Became Available
- Hong Xu’s Joint Appointment at the Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China
- East Asian Library Welcomes New Visiting Librarian from China
- Recent Publications by EAL Librarians
The East Asian Library at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce the following recipients of its travel grants for 2012. The purpose of these grants is to support scholars who wish to do research at the East Asian Library, University of Pittsburgh. They are sponsored by the Asian Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Patrick Caffrey, Associate Professor, Department of History, Washingtong & Jefferson College, for his research on China's environmental history.
Ms. Hsin-Fang Wu, Doctoral Student, Department of History, Pennsylvania State University, for her research on the Shanghai War Memorial.
Ms. Weiping Zhang, Librarian / Associate Professor, Kent State University, on her research project in preservation of traditional Chinese opera.
Majority of the works by Mo Yan, the 2012 Winner of Nobel Prize for Literature, have been collected by the East Asian Library: Born in 1955 in a farmer’s family in Shandong province, Mo Yan (pseudonym of Guan Moye) wrote more than 30 novels and other books. A number of them have been translated into English, French, Spanish, German, and Swedish.
Click the link below for Mo Yan's works available at East Asian Library
A list of English translation of his works that the ULS has collected can be found here:
Red Sorghum: A Novel of China (1993)
The Garlic Ballads (1995)
Big Breasts and Wide Hips, 1996)
The Republic of Wine: A Novel (2000)
Shifu, you'll do anything for a laugh (2001)
Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out: A Novel (2008).
The 18th ACPSS International Conference
The East Asian Library, in collaboration with the Association of Chinese Professors of Social Sciences in the U.S. (ACPSS), the Asian Studies Center of the University of Pittsburgh, and the United Societies of China Studies (USCS), successfully hosted and organized the 18th international conference of the Association of Chinese Professors of Social Sciences in the U.S. (ACPSS), October 5-7, 2012, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. The theme for the 2012 conference revolves around the aspects of modernization and cultural development China is currently undergoing in an increasingly globalized and digitized world. Please click below for details of the call for papers and the sponsoring organizations.
Please visit the conference website for more details.
The East Asian Library is very pleased to host its lecture series by Professor Emeritus Cho-yun Hsu :
The World We Are Facing, Its Backdrop and Prospects
Five lectures have been held at the Hillman Library from September 2011 to March 2012 as below:
Part I: Introduction 开场白 9/25/2011
Part II: Introduction 开场白 (continued) 10/16/2011
Part III: Benevolence, Social Welfare, Freedom 仁，社会福利，自由 11/16/2011
Part IV: The Democratic System in Tainwan and the Ideal of Dr. Sun Yat-Sun 台湾的民主制度与孙中山先生的理想 2/19/2012
Part V: The Democratization Process and Development in Taiwan 台湾民主化的发展过程 3/4/2012
The lecture series for the coming school year will resume on Sunday, September 16, 2012, 2-4pm, Room G74, Hillman Library. The lecture title will be 以台湾为例：海外华人和留学生如何为国家建设做贡献 Taiwan Case—How Overseas Students and Scholars Contributed to the Social Transition There-of
Prof. Cho-yun Hsu graduated with a Ph. D from the University of Chicago in 1962. He was professor and chairman at the Department of History, National Taiwan University before assuming professorship at the History Department, University of Pittsburgh. In 1980 he was elected Academician, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. In 1986, he was elected Honorary Member, Phi Beto Kappa. Throughout his career Prof. Hsu has held various honorary professorship, chairmanship, and lectureship at distinguished universities and research institutes in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Mainland China. He published more than 40 books and 114 articles in Chinese and English, including "The Han Agriculture", "Ancient China in Transition", “Western Chou Civilization”, and many others.
For more information on the lecture series, please contact Dr. Hong Xu (email@example.com), the head of East Asian Library, or Xiuying Zou (firstname.lastname@example.org), public services librarian at the East Asian Library.
Dr. Hong Xu, head of the East Asian Library, representing the University of Pittsburgh Library System (ULS), and the Society of Chinese Studies Librarians (SCSL), delivered a congratulation speech at the Symposium on Dr. Hwa-Wei Lee's Thoughts on Librarianship李华伟博士图书馆学术思想研讨会, held on November 17, 2011 at the Shenzhen Library in Shenzhen, China.
Dr. Lee, a PITT alumnus, and the former chief of the Asian division in the Library of Congress, was honored for his lifetime achievements in Chinese-American library relations at the symposium which consisted of speeches and presentations by the Chinese American Library Association members and the debut of two major publications, 《李华伟文集》(The Collected Writings of Hwa-Wei Lee) and 《书籍殿堂的智者》(The Sage in the Cathedral of Books: The Biography of Hwa-Wei Lee).
For the original speech (in Chinese) given by Hong Xu, please visit p.6 of the SCSL Newsletter.
On October 12, 2011, Dr. Hong Xu delivered a speech at the book donation ceremony in memory of Ms. Ying Zhang who died of cancer in Beijing at 41. Ms. Zhang was the former Deputy Manager of Publications Export Department, China National Publications Import & Export (Group) Corporation (CNPIEC). To commemorate her contributions in broadening the cultural exchange and acquisition channels of Chinese publications in North American libraries, members of the Society of Chinese Studies Librarians (SCSL) and CNPIEC donated a total of $22,422.90 (Chinese RMB), resulting the purchase of 726 volumes and sets of books and multi-media materials . These materials were donated to the Children’s Welfare Center, Fangshan District, Beijing. For details for the donation ceremony and Hong Xu’s speech, please visit the SCSL newsletter.
The field of Chinese Studies in North America has experienced tremendous expansion since the 1980s. This development has put North America at the center of the stage formerly dominated by the European Sinology traditions and scholarship. To review Chinese studies in North America and promote academic exchanges between scholars from China and North America, the East Asian Library (a branch library of the University Library System) and the Asian Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh, USA, and the Center for Overseas Chinese Studies, Department of History at the East China Normal University of P.R. China, jointly organized and sponsored an international symposium on “Chinese Studies in North America: Past and Present”. The conference was held in the East China Normal University in Shanghai, China on June 24 – 27, 2011. About 70 scholars and professionals attended the symposium and exchanged ideas on Chinese studies in North America.
Dr. Hong Xu, head of the East Asian Library, and Ms. Haihui Zhang, Chinese studies librarian, attended the symposium on behalf of the East Asian Library and the Asian Studies Center of the University of Pittsburgh.
The East Asian Library Co-sponsored Symposium on “Collection Development, Research and Service on Chinese Studies”
|The delegation meet with Mr. Shi Jian, Vice President of Sichuan University||Presentation Ceremony at Mianyang Normal University|
|Presentation ceremony at Juyuan High School||Presentation ceremony at Beichuan Middle School|
For more news coverage and pictures, please click the following links:
Mianyang Normal Universityhttp://lib.mnu.cn/tsgxw/tsgxw080924.htm
From June 1 to June 30, the University Library System launched a call for donation of English materials for grades 7-12 students in the Sichuan Earthquake affected area. More than 1,700 volumes of books have been received from various sources. A sincere thank-you is here for all of you who kindly donated your materials for this effort.
Depend on the subject, age, and physical conditions, the donated materials will be shipped to Sichuan University Libraries, then distributed to one worst-hit middle school, high school, and college.
On June 20th, Dr. Hong Xu, Head of the East Asian Library, visited the earthquake area and talked with student survivors in person.
We are very pleased to announce the release of the Modern China Studies website which provides access to 36 titles (37 volumes) about Modern China published in the first half of the twentieth century.
During the past year, the Digital Research Library (DRL), the East Asian Library, and Preservation Department of the University Library System (ULS) have worked closely to digitize selected monographs from the Chinese collection as part of an NEH grant awarded to the ULS. The grant called for the microfilming of 3,000 acidic texts as well as the digitization of several dozen texts that formed a pilot project.
We selected the pre-1955 texts that document aspects of the Modern China period. The books are divided into two main categories (Primary Sources and Reference Tools), then subdivided by subject or type. Subjects within the primary sources consist of history, law, literature, political science and social science. The reference tools contain bibliographies, chronologies, directories, handbooks, statistics, and yearbooks. A browse page provides primary access to the digital texts.
We welcome any comments and feedback from you.
In October 2011, 中国地质大学 图书馆 （China University of Geosciences Libraries）, and 中国科学院昆明动物研究所图书馆（Kunmin Institute of Zoology, CAS）joined in the East Asian Gateway Service partnership between the University Library System (ULS), University of Pittsburgh, and academic and research libraries in China, for global document delivery, and gift and exchange programs between China and the United States. For service details, please visit the East Asian Gateway Service website:
Yomidas Rekishikan Became Available (June 2011)
Yomidas Rekishikan is a full text database of the Yomiuri Shinbum, the largest newspaper in Japan, from the inaugural issue in 1874 to present. All full text articles of Yomiuri shinbun from 1874 to 1989 are available from image database of shukusatsuban (reduced-size edition) and most of the articles are retrievable in full text except some articles with copyright issue from 1986 to present. The database also includes the English edition: the Daily Yomiuri (Sept. 1989- to the present), both searchable by article, keyword, subject category, and issue. Charts and photographs are not included. Also includes biographical information on 26,000 people.
Duxiu is a huge knowledge system and it is a platform of in-depth searching, full text retrieval, and document delivery services. It provides access to more than 3 million Chinese bibliographic entries and 2 million scholarly resources (full-text searching, full-text reading or limited views) in all subjects and formats, such as books, journal articles, newspapers, theses, conference papers, videos, and webpage. End users can also receive contents through online requests.
E-Korean Studies is an integrated portal service of 9 electronic databases that provides Korean resources in all academic disciplines, including arts and humanities, social sciences, sciences, medical sciences, legal information, etc. Of special interest to many will be the inclusion of North Korean science and technology journals. The databases contain a variety of resource formats, such as e-books, periodicals and newspapers, dissertations and research reports, archaeological excavations, laws, classical literature, dictionaries and encyclopedias, and video lectures.
This database contains scripts of documentary films and newsreels from the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976).
NICNP is a powerful search tool for Chinese newspapers and periodicals. The University of Pittsburgh's subscription allows patrons to search bibliographical information of Chinese newspaper and periodical articles published from 1833 to 1949.
This is the complete index database for Japanese magazines and periodicals FROM MEIJI ERA TO THE PRESENT. It is based on Koseisha's print index Meiji, Taisho, Showa Zenki Zasshi Kiji Sakuin Shusei (120 vols). It also contains the National Diet Library's Zasshi Kiji Sakuin and citations for articles from numerous regional publications. Search results link to NDL OPAC and to NII's WebCat.
Scripta Sinica (漢籍全文資料庫) is a full-text database containing about 460 Chinese pre-modern works essential to research in traditional Sinology. The Scripta Sinica database is developed by the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, in Taipei, Taiwan. It contains almost all of the important Chinese classics, especially those related to Chinese history. Major works include 二十五史, 明實錄, 清實錄, 大清會典事例, all titles in 十通, 大正新脩大藏經, 全上古三代秦漢三國六朝文, 全唐文, etc. New contents are being added regularly.
The database follows the traditional Sibu 四部 classification system, which divides all books into four major categories (jing 經 classics, shi 史 history , zi 子 philosophers, and ji 集 anthologies) . In addition, digitized texts of selected congshu 叢書( large sets) are also included.
To access the database, please either type in “scripta sinica” in PITTCat Plus, or go to the database directly: http://hanchi.ihp.sinica.edu.tw/ihp/hanji.htm . For off-campus access, please follow “connecting from off campus” procedures as detailed in http://www.library.pitt.edu/services/remote.html
The East Asian Library welcomes the following new visiting scholars:
Dr. Weihua Deng, an associate professor at the Department of Information Management, Central China Agriculture University. Her teaching and research interests are information management and information system. Dr. Deng will stay with us for one year, until June 2013. Her office is in 207 HL. She can be reached by phone 412-648-7048 or email email@example.com.
Dr. Ming Yi, an associate Professor at the Department of Information Management, Central China Normal University. He is interested in user-based knowledge organization in Library 2.0. Dr. Yi will stay with us for one year, until June 2013. His office is in 207 HL. He can be reached by phone 412-648-7048 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comparative Experiences in Chinese and American Higher Education:
Interviews with Prominent Chinese American Scholars
Interviewed and Edited by: Haihui Zhang
Beijing: Renmin University Press, 2011.1
张海惠 采访 / 编著
Journal of Society for Chinese Studies Librarians
Volume 1, March 2011
Editor-in-Chief: Guoqing Li, Hong Xu
Guangxi Normal University Press, March 2011
Journal of Society for Chinese Studies Librarians
Volume 2, March 2012
Editor-in-Chief: Hong Xu, Xiaohe Ma
Guangxi Normal University Press, March 2012
主编： 徐鸿, 马小鹤
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