The Treasury of Lives receives NEH grant to expand its online Encyclopedia of Tibet

On April 8, 2020, The Treasury of Lives database project announced receipt of a substantial grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Collections and Reference Resources (Division of Preservation and Access) to support the long-term sustainability of its Biographical Encyclopedia of Tibet, Inner Asia and the Himalaya. The three-year grant will enable a […]

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New database

With the print collections unavailable while the libraries remain closed, we are all working hard to assist you remotely, and to make more electronic resources available. Your Libraries Online summarizes all the various ways the Libraries offer these online services. The Starr Library collection development librarians are, of course, doing their part too. We try […]

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PhD Reception 2019

The Libraries will be hosting a reception especially for all PhD students. Come and join us. Eat, drink, have fun, and meet students from all across campus, as well as many friendly librarians. You can RSVP at https://events.columbia.edu/go/CULPhD2019 The reception takes place on Thursday, October 3, from 4:00-6:00 PM, in room 319 of Lehman Library. […]

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BI sessions schedule

Fall 2019 Language-specific orientation sessions Chinese Studies Resources Wednesday, September 18, 2019 2:00-3:30 pm Chinese Studies Resources Tuesday, September 24, 2019 2:00-3:30 pm Korean Studies Resources Thursday, September 26, 2019 2:00-3:30 pm Tibetan Studies Resources Friday, September 27, 2019 1:00-2:30 pm All sessions take place in the Kress Seminar Room (access via the 200-level stacks) […]

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An American Missionary and Her ‘Paper Gods’

Dr. Mingjie Li, professor in the Folklore Institute, School of Social Development at East China Norma University, as part of her research project on our Paper God Collection, has just published an English-language article on Anne Swann Goodrich, the original collector, and subsequent donor of the collection. The article, along with other pieces by Dr. […]

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A Newly-Discovered Catalogue by Desi Sanggye Gyatso (1653-1705)

                    The Ethnic Library of China at the Cultural Palace of Nationalities in Beijing holds some 4,000 rare Tibetan manuscript and print books. Mr. Jampa, a graduate of the Northwest Nationalities University (Lanzhou), spent several years cataloging these materials and as Associate Research Librarian is now […]

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Update on Collections at C.V. Starr East Asian Library 1/18/2019

Dear Faculty and Students in East Asian Studies: As I reported to you earlier, the C.V. Starr East Asian Library experienced a water leak in the stacks in the early morning of Sunday, September 16. Over the course of the four days that followed, over 100 volunteers from across CUL Libraries and University Facilities joined […]

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