Notes from Asia Library

News about collections, exhibitions, and events.
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Asia Library Technical Services colleagues share their reflections on CEAL 2024 annual conference.
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  • Liangyu Fu
CHOP (China Ongoing Perspectives) Film Series presents a mini-film festival showcasing documentaries about China through the lens of European and Chinese directors.
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  • Alexa L Pearce
Starting this month, Liangyu Fu will serve as Director of the Asia Library, leading the development of programming and services in order to partner with and support East Asian Studies scholars and students at U-M. Following more than 10 years of engaged service as Chinese Studies Librarian, Liangyu brings a record of partnership and ingenuity into her new role.
  • Alexa L Pearce
Early in 2024, the U-M Library said farewell to Dawn Lawson, who retired from her role as Director, Asia Library, following nearly 9 years of service, leadership, and collaboration.
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.
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  • 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.

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  • Dawn Lawson
Dr. Mary M. Cutler, one of the early shaper's of Seoul's Ewha University, graduated from the U-M Medical School.