East Asia Library news
The East Asia Library has recently gained access to two newly released archives of Western-language newspapers published in East Asia during the 1930s and 1940s, both of which are important resources for studying Japanese imperialism in East Asia.
From October 20 - November 2, 2018, the East Asia Library will host a pop-up exhibition in the third floor display cases featuring paintings produced by students in ART245: The Art of Lotus in Chinese Brush Painting, taught by Felix Chan Lim, Ph.D. and Bobbi Makani-Lim, Ph.D.
Stanford University will host two lectures by the renowned scholar and author Pai Hsien-yung on 10/24 and 10/25. A documentary on Prof. Pai's life and scholarship will be screened at the East Asia Library on the evening of 10/23.
I was very interested when recently a colleague from Green Library, David Jordan, alerted me to the existence of several Chinese and Japanese items within the Gunst Collection, also known as the Morgan A. and Aline D. Gunst Memorial Library of the Book Arts. As the name suggests, this collection, which was donated to Stanford Libaries in 1963 and contains over four thousand volumes, is devoted to works that showcase the role of books as artifacts. As I was browsing through the short list of East Asian materials belonging to this collection, I was intrigued by one item in particular, which was described as an eleventh-century print of a Chinese Buddhist scripture.