East Asia Library news
The National Diet Library, the Japanese equivalent of the Library of Congress, publishes a quarterly journal, entitled Current Awareness. In the most recent issue, Regan Murphy Kao, curator for the Japanese collection at Stanford’s East Asia Library, describes an experimental web archiving project she initiated in 2016. The project, called Snapshot of Japan 2016-2018, aimed to preserve a snapshot of contemporary Japanese society. In contrast to other web archiving projects, which pursue a single topic, event, or type of site, Snapshot of Japan archived a wide range of websites deemed rep
From May 19 through May 31, the East Asia Library will host a pop-up exhibition featuring works of traditional Chinese brush painting produced by students in the Continuing Studies course ART221: The Art of Chinese Brush Painting, taught by Dr. Felix Chan Lim and Dr. Bobbi Makani-Lim. Dr. Lim and Dr. Makani-Lim will also host a workshop on Chinese brush painting at the East Asia Library on May 31.
The East Asia Library has recently added several new e-resources, including a new online edition of the Siku quanshu 四庫全書, two English-language newspaper databases, and a new database trial.
The East Asia Library is hosting a new exhibition of photographs entitled "An Accidental Photographer: Seoul 1969," located in the display cases on the third floor landing.
Several representatives from the Stanford East Asia Library recently attended the International Conference on Cyberinfrastructure for Historical China Studies at the Harvard Center in Shanghai, organized by Peter Bol of the China Biographical Database project at Harvard University and Donald Sturgeon of the Chinese Text Project, in conjunction with the Peking University Center for Research on Ancient Chinese History. The purpose of the conference was to discuss the creation of new infrastructure for supporting digital humanities projects in Chinese studies.