Asia Library News

[Asia Library Closures]


The Asia Library Reading Room and Conference Room will be closed from June 27 to July 2 due to upgrading fire safety systems. Also the 4fl stacks will be closed from June 23 to July 11. 


If you need a book that is stored on this floor, please use the "Get This" function of Mirlyn, or visit either circulation desk, located on the 1st floor of Hatcher North and South. Circulation staff are happy to retrieve item for you. If you have any questions, please contact the Asia Library. Thank you.

[Library Travel Grants] Asia Library

 The Asia Library at the University of Michigan is pleased to announce its 2014 travel grants on behalf of the Center for Chinese Studies, Center for Japanese Studies, and Nam Center for Korean Studies.

Three Centers are offering Asia Library Travel Grants on a competitive basis and now accepting applications for the 2014 travel grants. The grants is to help defray the cost of travel, lodging, meals, and photo-duplication for scholars of China, Japan, and Korea at other institutions who wish to utilize the collection at the University of Michigan Asia Library.

The Asia Library is one of the most comprehensive collections of East Asian materials in North America. The collection encompasses more than 800,000 volumes of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language materials in the humanities and social sciences, particularly strong in history, philosophy, literature, and film studies. The Library also has a comprehensive coverage of electronic resources, such as electronic full text journals, e-books, and databases. For further information about the library, please visit the website at /asia-library. 

The grants will be paid as reimbursements of expenses in compliance with the University of International Institute’s travel guidelines. Candidates must secure approval prior to travel.

Scholars (faculty and advanced graduate students) of China, Japan, and Korea at other institutions.

Up to $700 per trip.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Application Procedures:
Center for Chinese Studies:
Center for Japanese Studies:
Nam Center for Korean Studies:

If you have any questions, please email to Thank you very much.


Chinese Studies E-Resources Workshop

This workshop provides an overview of Chinese Studies Electronic Resources at the MLibrary, with a focus on Chinese-language resources. You will learn what types of source materials are included, how these materials are different from each other, how to locate them, and how to search databases more effectively. Feel free to bring your own research questions to the workshop.


Instructor: Liangyu Fu, Chinese Studies Librarian

When: March 14 (Friday) 12:30-1:30 pm

Where: Hatcher Library Gallery Lab (1st floor)


Space is limited, so please make sure to register HERE. The room is equipped with laptops, but you are encouraged to bring your own laptop!

Please Note: Basic reading skill in Chinese required (workshop will be given in English though); Chinese character input skill required.

  • ProQuest Chinese Newspaper Collection (1832-1953) is a fully searchable database of 12 English-language newspapers published in China. For detailed information, please go to the Chinese Studies Research Guide.

Minhwa 民畵 at Michigan


Date & Time: 4:00- 5:30 PM, Feb. 6, 2014

Location: Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)


Lecture: The Janus of Tiger: Korean Decorative Painting, Magpie and Tiger 

Speaker: Prof. Byung-Mo Chung


Public event showcasing the art of Korean Folk Painting at U-M 

Sponsored by Nam Center for Korean Studies

Co-sponsored by U-M Asia Library and Museum of Art

Event link:


Date & Time: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM, December 9, 2013

Location: Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100) 

The University Library is selling several thousand gently used books, including duplicate or superseded titles and other books not needed for the collection. Other miscellaneous items may also be available, such as CDs, DVDs, and maps. There's something for everyone at low, low prices.

Trial of ProQuest Chinese Newspaper Collection (1832-1953)runs until November 27.  It is a fully searchable database of 12 importantEnglish-language newspapers published in China.

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Asia Library welcomes Dr. Liangyu Fu who has joined the Asia Library as Chinese Studies Librarian. Liangyu earned her Ph.D in Communications from the University of Pittsburgh in 2013, together with an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies. Growing out of her highly interdisciplinary education background, Liangyu’s dissertation research focused upon an intersection of book history, history of science, visual rhetoric, and translation studies. The manuscript of her dissertation “Found in Translation: Western Science Books, Maps, and Music in China, 1860s-1920s” is under contract with Brill. 

In recognition of the creativity of her research on materiality transformation of the traditional Chinese book during a seminal episode in Sino-Western intellectual exchanges, she was named “Malkin New Scholar” by the Bibliographical Society of America in 2011. Her numerous publications appeared in Translation StudiesPapers of the Bibliographical Society of America, and Chinese leading library science journals.

Before coming to the States, Liangyu obtained her M.L.S from Nanjing University with an emphasis on Chinese bibliography and print culture.  She also holds dual B.A degrees in Literature (editing and publishing) and in Laws at Wuhan University.  In addition to her research experiences at libraries and archives spanning three continents, she has accumulated various library working experiences, most recently at the East Asian Library of the University of Pittsburgh. Please join us in welcoming Liangyu to Michigan. 

Please check out these unique Michigan collections;

Alfred Hussey Collection: Japan's Constitution Slides

Alfred Hussey Collection: Japan's Constitution Photo Album

Brower Fund Collection: Playing Cards

These collections are open to the public for educational and research purposes. Please address any comments and questions to the Asia Library at

    • ProQuest Chinese Newspaper Collection (1832-1953) is a fully searchable database of 12 English-language newspapers published in China. For detailed information, please go to the Chinese Studies Research Guide.
    • Current Trials for Electronic Resources:

    •  North China Herald (1850-1941)

    •  Canton Times (1919-1920)

    • China Critic (1939-1946)

    • The China Press (1925-1938)

    • China Weekly Review (1917-1953)

    • Chinese Recorder (1868-1940)

    • Chinese Repository (1832-1851)

    • Peking Daily News (1914-1917)

    • Peking Gazette (1915-1917)

    • Peking Leader (1918-1919

    • Shanghai Gazette (1919-1921)

    • Shanghai Times (1914-1921)

    • joins Asia Library        

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