Part III: Looking into the Future
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Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Main Conference Room, Charles E. Young Research Library (11360 YRL),
The final program of the 70th Anniversary Celebration Program focused on looking into the future of the East Asian Library.
Schedule of Events
5:30 pm Chinese Music Performance
Qin - Meimei Zhang & Xiao - Michael Zhang
Coordinated & Conducted by Professor Chi Li
The Sorrow at the Changmen Palace 长门怨 – Qin
Moonlit River with Spring Blossoms 春江花月夜 – Xiao
The Old Toper’s Chant 醉翁吟 – Qin
Three Variations of Plum Blossom 梅花三弄 – Xiao
Yumen Gate Three Variations 阳关三叠 – Qin & Xiao
6:00 pm Welcome Remarks
Ginny Steel, Norman and Armena Powell University Librarian, UCLA
6:10 pm Dinner Begins
6:50 pm Special Recognition
Su Chen, Head of the East Asian Library, UCLA
7:00 pm Looking into the Future
Su Chen, Head of the East Asian Library, UCLA
7:30 pm Part III: Adjourn
Looking Into the Future
The Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library (EAL) has witnessed and played a significant role in the growth and expansion of the East Asian studies program through its world-class Chinese, Japanese and Korean collections, built up by generations of librarians for the past 70 years. Looking into the future, the priorities in collecting and services are guided by the following general principles:
- Unique and distinctive materials
- Special and archival collections
- Collections on historical period and areas across East Asia
- Collections across multiple cultures, disciplines, formats and languages
The Chinese Collection has traditional strengths in Chinese archaeology and classic art, as well as in Chinese pre-modern history and literature. In recent years, a number of newly distinguished fields have been developed in particular, such as contemporary Chinese local gazetteers and genealogy, Chinese film and documentary, Chinese theater and folklore, Chinese census and statistics, modern and contemporary Chinese history, Shanghai studies, and more. Some of the collections are exceptional and even exclusive in the fields. While the Chinese Collection continues its efforts in developing the above regular and specialized resources, it is especially enhancing the collection of contemporary art and literature, as well as interdisciplinary and multicultural resources.
- Contemporary Chinese local gazetteers & genealogies
- Contemporary China
- Contemporary Chinese arts
- Shanghai and megacities studies
- Sinophone literary works
The Japanese Collection is traditionally strong in Buddhism, fine arts, literature, history, and folklore. It now has growing strengths in contemporary literature, traditional and folk performing arts, and postwar research materials, as well as a reading collection for Japanese language students that serves the needs and diverse interests in the research and teaching of the Japanese Studies community. In addition to these resources, the UCLA Library holds the Gordon W. Prange microform collection of periodicals from Occupied Japan as the only holding library west of the Mississippi, with an outstanding pre-modern (pre-1868) Japanese collection of about 800 titles.
- Contemporary Japanese literature
- Postwar research
- Political and cultural histories of the 1960’s – 1970’s
- Japanese film studies
- Japanese bibliography
The Korean Collection has its strengths in History, Buddhism, Christianity, Folklore, Archeology, Literature, and Linguistics in Korean Studies, and it will continue identifying and collecting primary resources that have been recorded and published by Koreans, Korean-Americans, local communities, and organizations. Building such collections not only supports teaching, research, and learning of the Korean Studies community at UCLA and in North America, but also preserves the history and legacy of Koreans and Korean-Americans in the U.S. The Korean Collection will also expand in the following areas to support the growing interests of the Korean Studies community:
- North Korea studies
- Korean gender and LGBTQ studies
- Korean popular culture studies
- Korean social movement
Collection endowments to support the above-mentioned Chinese, Japanese and Korean collecting efforts would be greatly appreciated. Please contact us should you be interested in supporting the East Asian Library and East Asian Studies at UCLA.
- Su Chen 陳肅 (Head of the EAL): email@example.com
- Hong Cheng 程洪 (Chinese Studies Librarian): firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tomoko Bialock バイアロック知子 (Japanese Studies Librarian): email@example.com
- Sanghun Cho 조상훈 (Korean Studies Librarian): firstname.lastname@example.org