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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Reminder of Temporary Book Access Services

Cleaning and repair work in the stacks is progressing. The dehumidification process mentioned in an earlier blog post has finished. Unfortunately, all subsequent cleaning and repair work was delayed by a necessary asbestos abatement process, but is now again in progress. Once all cleaning and repair is done the books that had to be shipped […]

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Toshi Ichiyanagi to receive the Order of Culture

  The Japanese government announced on Oct. 26 (Friday) that it has selected five people to receive the country’s top cultural award this year, including composer Toshi Ichiyanagi, 85. Toshi Ichiyanagi, notable Japanese composer, was born in. Kobe, Feb. 4, 1933. He studied composition with Kishio Hirao and piano with Chieko Hara. He pursued training […]

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Staff news: Lauran Hartley at the Rubin Museum

Tibetan Studies Librarian, Dr. Lauran Hartley, moderates a discussion focusing on Tibetan women writers with Tenzin Dickie and Tsering Lama at the Rubin Museum of Art (New York City) on January 3, 2018. The event launched a new anthology of Tibetan short fiction: Old Demons, New Deities (O/R Books, 2017), from which both writers read […]

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New York International Chinese Calligraphy Exhibition

The Second New York International Chinese Calligraphy Exhibition (2017) will be hosted from October 27th 2017 to November 27th 2017 in the C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University. The exhibition is organized by a group of organizations including North American Chinese Calligraphers Association; Calligraphy Research and Innovation Center of Jiangsu Province, Nanjing University of […]

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