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Jidong Yang

Head, East Asia Library

(650) 644-8657

I am responsible for managing the East Asia Library, a branch library of Stanford University Libraries and one of the largest East Asian language collections in the United States. I oversee the collection development, public and reference services, technical processing, and daily operations of the East Asia Library.

Jidong Yang

Head, East Asia Library

I am responsible for managing the East Asia Library, a branch library of Stanford University Libraries and one of the largest East Asian language collections in the United States. I oversee the collection development, public and reference services, technical processing, and daily operations of the East Asia Library.

Education 

  • PhD, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Pennsylvania
  • Master, Library and Information Sciences, Rutgers University
  • BA, History, Peking (Beijing) University

Selected Publications 

Editor, Beyond the Book: Unique and Rare Primary Sources for East Asian Studies Collected in North America. Ann Arbor: Association for Asian Studies, 2020.

"Transportation, Boarding, Lodging, and Trade along the Early Silk Road: A Preliminary Study of the Xuanquan Manuscripts," Journal of the American Oriental Society, 135.3 (2015), 421-432.

“The McCartee Library and the East Asian Collection of the University of Pennsylvania,” in Peter X. Zhou, ed., Collecting Asia: East Asian Libraries in North America, 1868-2008 (Ann Arbor: Association for Asian Studies, 2009), pp. 54-65.

“The Making, Writing, and Testing of Decisions in the Tang Government: A Study of the Role of the Pan in the 'Literary Bureaucracy' of Medieval China,” Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews, 29 (2007), 129-167.

“Replacing hu with fan: A Change in the Chinese Perception of Buddhism during the Medieval Period,” Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, 21.1 (1998), 157-170.

“Zhang Yichao and Dunhuang in the 9th Century,” Journal of Asian History, 32.2 (1998), 97-144.

More about me 

Before joing Stanford University Libraries in May, 2013, I served as the Head of Asia Library at the University of Michigan from 2008-2013, and the Chinese Studies Librarian at the University of Pennsylvania from 2000-2008.

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