The Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters in America has donated roughly 30,000 books related to Japanese Culture to the USC Libraries. In a November 29 ceremony inside USC's East Asian Library, Vice Dean Martín Gomez of the USC Libraries and Bishop Hiroshi Alexander Fukaya of the Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters signed documents formalizing the gift. USC students, faculty, staff, and other researchers will soon have access to collection, which covers a range of subjects, including Japanese literature, history, and art. Keep reading to learn more about the donation.
East Asian Library
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 email@example.com.
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.
From Saturday, April 28 through Tuesday, May 8, several USC Libraries locations will be open for extended hours to serve students studying for their final exams. Keep reading to learn more about the extended hours.
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.
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.
The 23nd-annual USC Libraries Scripter Award will take place in Doheny Memorial Library this Friday, February 4, 2011. Because of preparations for the event, the following rooms will close beginning Wednesday, February 2, 2011: the East Asian Library at 1:00 p.m.; and the Periodicals Reading Room, the Los Angeles Times Reference Room, and the Hall of Honor at 5:00 p.m. Intellectual Commons and the Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall on the second floor of Doheny will remain open for studying. In addition, the entire library will close early at 12:00 noon on Friday, February 4, 2011. It will reopen for normal operating hours the next morning, Saturday, February 5, at 9:00 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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.