On Friday, November 9, Professor Mei-hwa Yang of Taiwan's National Chengchi University will deliver a lecture inside USC's East Asian Library about scholarly electronic resources related to Sinology. Titled Voyage of Discovery, the event runs from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the East Asian Library Seminar Room, located on the first floor of Doheny Library. The event is sponsored by the Republic of China's Ministry of Education, organized by Taiwan's National Central Library and Center for Chinese Studies, and co-organized by the Tapei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles and the USC Libraries. For more information, please contact Ken Klein at (213) 740-1772 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
East Asian Studies
Kang Chang-Hee, Speaker of the South Korea's National Assembly, visited USC's East Asian Library on October 16. While there, Kang browsed items from the USC Libraries' Sea of Korea Maps Collection. Keep reading to learn more about the Speaker's visit.
Victor Wellington Peters, USC’s oldest alumnus, died Aug. 12 at the age of 109. Peters graduated from USC's College of Liberal Arts in 1924 with a B.A. in fine arts. In 2006, Peters donated a collection of letters—now available through the USC Digital Library—that he wrote in Korea between 1928 and 1941. Keep reading to learn more about Peters' life.
Since 2002, the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture and the USC Libraries have partnered with archives around the world to digitize more than 82,000 historical photographs by Christian missionaries and make them publicly available through the USC Digital Library. Now, two new grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) totaling $305,000 will allow USC and partner archives to add an additional 20,000 images to the International Mission Photography Archive (IMPA) database. NEH funding will also support development of video essays that bring IMPA collections together with scholarly analysis and digital storytelling methods. Keep reading to learn more about IMPA.
The South Korean government recently honored Joy Kim of the USC Libraries with its National Medal of Merit for her work with USC’s Korean Heritage Library. Keep reading to learn more about Kim and her award.
This week the Pacific Rim Digital Library Alliance's annual meeting comes to the USC Libraries. Librarians and library administrators from more than 30 universities will explore themes relevant to Pacific Rim research libraries in two full days of sessions in USC's Doheny Memorial Library. Coinciding with the Pacific Rim Digital Library Alliance (PRDLA) meeting is a panel discussion and the opening of the USC Libraries' first internationally crowdsourced exhibition, both on Wednesday, November 9. Keep reading to learn more about the conference and the new exhibition.
The Korea Times has highlighted the USC Libraries' recent reception in honor of the Korean Heritage Library's longtime supporters. Click through for a photograph and English translation of the article from the South Korean newspaper.
Longtime supporters of the library reunited Monday night to celebrate its contributions to Korean studies. Special guests included Dr. Sammy Lee—Olympic gold medalist in diving, USC alumnus, and co-founder of the Friends of the Korean Heritage Library—and his wife Rosalind Lee, who joined Dr. Don and Huncha Lee and representatives of the Korea Foundation at a special reception inside Doheny Memorial Library. Keep reading to learn more about the Korean Heritage Library and its twenty-five years of supporting scholarship on Korean studies.
As the world follows the latest news out of Japan with concern, USC Japanese Studies Librarian Tomoko Bialock has created a list of Japanese-language sources for coverage of the earthquake and tsunami that recently struck the Asian nation.
Victor Wellington Peters, who at 108 is USC’s oldest living alumnus, returned to his alma mater November 15 for a special tour of the USC Libraries’ Korean Heritage Library. In 2006, Peters donated archives from his time as a missionary in Japanese-occupied Korea to the USC Libraries. Keep reading to learn more about Peters and to see photos from his visit to the Korean Heritage Library.