Notes from Asia Library

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Photo of Korean Language Learning Collection books
  • Dawn Lawson
A new section at 3A Hatcher North houses Korean language learning materials
Poster for documentary about AnDa Union
  • Dawn Lawson
A documentary on the Inner Mongolian music group AnDa Union will be shown at Weiser Hall at 6 PM on November 16.
Picture of Oka Tadoku Room intern
  • Dawn Lawson
Last August, graduating senior Jack Gisondi was selected as the inaugural Oka Tadoku Room Intern, in which capacity he served brilliantly for the academic year 2022-2023. The goal of the internship is to promote campus and community interest in the Oka Tadoku Room by developing creative uses of the space. We are excited that our second intern, Kerra Hinrichs, will begin work soon, and we look forward to seeing how she will build upon Jack’s legacy. 
Advertising poster for the film Tyrus
  • Dawn Lawson
The CHOP (China Ongoing Film Perspectives) film series returns with an in-person showing of Tyrus (2015; 73 minutes) with Q&A on November 2, followed by an online lecture about it on November 3. Tyrus is a documentary about the renowned Chinese American artist Tyrus Wong, whose paintings became the inspiration for the classic animated feature Bambi.
photo of Tadoku Room bookshelves and chairs
  • Dawn Lawson
I’m delighted to be able to announce, finally, that all of Asia Library is open for use. Our hours are the same as those of Hatcher Library. Asia Library has undergone a significant renovation: the creation of the Mayumi and Masao Oka Tadoku Room.

Picture of bookplate showing donation
  • Dawn Lawson
Dr. Mary M. Cutler, one of the early shaper's of Seoul's Ewha University, graduated from the U-M Medical School.
Poster for the film Beethoven in Beijing
  • Dawn Lawson
The 90-minute documentary Beethoven in Beijing will be screened at the Michigan Theater on Monday, February 21, at 7:00 PM, followed by a discussion with the co-director and producer.
Photograph of Chinese film director Wu Hao
  • Dawn Lawson
A virtual film festival of works by Chinese director Wu Hao.
photograph of candles
  • Dawn Lawson
In the wake of the deplorable rise in violence against Asians and Asian Americans, there has been an outpouring of support and sharing of information about resources to help those affected by this. Here we repost and link to messages shared within the University of Michigan.
Photo from University of Pittsburgh website
  • Liangyu Fu
Our next Deep Dive into Digital and Data Methods for Chinese Studies will take place in Friday, March 12, 2021, from 11 am to noon. The presenter will be Haihui Zhang, Head of the East Asian Library an Chinese Studies Librarian at the University of Pittsburgh.