As one of the largest East Asian language collections in North America, the Asia Library provides scholarly resources in various formats to patrons at both U-M and other institutions to support East Asian studies. We are located on the 4th floor of the Hatcher Graduate Library (North). Please see About Asia Library for more information about our collections and services.
A Note from the Head
Congratulations to all on successful completion of the academic year, especially those of you who earned degrees! I did not earn a degree, but I learned a great deal during my own first academic year at U-M--most strikingly that I have joined an extremely dynamic East Asian studies community whose members it is a great pleasure to serve.
Everyone at Asia Library had a busy academic year. Our hardworking technical services staff saw to it that 16,600 titles were made available either online or placed onto the library shelves from September 2015 to March 2016. Korean Studies Librarian Yunah Sung is now vice chair of the Korean Collections Consortium of North America and, in that capacity, is planning for a meeting of that organization in Ann Arbor in May. In March, Japanese Studies Librarian Keiko Yokota-Carter gave two well-received lectures on digital humanities and the University of Michigan Library, one at the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics in Tokyo and one at the Nagoya University Library. In April, Chinese Studies Librarian Liangyu Fu organized a very busy and rewarding visit to our campus by Professor Hilde De Weerdt of Leiden University, a professor of Chinese history who leads a team project building a platform that does digital analysis of political and social history.
We wish you all an enjoyable summer, wherever your travels may take you!