Archive for the 'Experience' Category

Welcome Dr. Lin

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Partner up in the Year of the Horse

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

It’s going to be the 11th Annual Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration, and very first time to partner up between our Asian Library and the Department of Asian Studies. Mr. Li has kindly wrote us the couplets, that elegantly describe our library from the scholar’s point of view. They are facing the front entrance of […]

Holiday Treat from the Faculty

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Dr. Bailey brought us the lovely poinsettia!

Meeting at the NLC

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

First meeting is going around the table to introduce the 12 largest East Asian Library’s rare book collections. Ours ranks the top no.5 in size after LC, Harvard, Princeton and Berkeley, but are in the worst condition. Although a few other libraries haven’t finished their rare book cataloguing, such as LC and UW, they have […]

What a Scholar!

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Second time meeting Patricia, after she donated her Grandfather’s books and family records to the Asian Library. It was meant to be an after- work quick catchup, but we ended up chating until the sun set. We were both cold leaving the outdoor cafe, and decided to continue our conversation at another time. Patricia’s Grandmother […]

Playful Time: China in 1911

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

The Grant proposal was the only thing on my mind for over a week. Finally, I could left it with UW colleagues. Replied all messages by 6:45 pm, and felt like I need something to refresh my mind this Friday. Chris‘ talk at RPL was perfect! Not too academic, and very refreshing! He brought the […]

Effort in Generations

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Meeting with RBSC folks reminded me Director Li (昭淳), who wrote several emails recently about how to collaborate on revealing Puban Collection. When did we start chatting on this topic? I think that was in 2005 when he was here. His new paper has countless hits and comments on the web, including the report by […]

Show and Tell at RBSC

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

I Enjoyed the morning meeting at RBSC. It took up an entire staff meeting time, even though I planed for it to be 15 minutes. Katherine was right, her staff does have strong interests in rare Chinese books. They have received requests from scholars, and learnt alot about the collection already. A series of meetings […]

Lunar New Year Celebration at Asian Centre

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

The 10th year, and a couple of new changes: some mature students in 100 level Chinese language courses and they made the best performers. Preschool kids in the neighbourhood came and turned out to be the best audience. Yves, representing IAR, attended the event and gave speech in Chinese. Next year, the Asian Library should […]

Super Busy New Term

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Before I unlock the door, Wu Meng and some other students are already waiting. Prof. Rea quickly caught me by the entrance, and asked questions right after he greeted me with a few words of new year blessings. Emails are rushing in with all kinds of requests. Walked with Alison on the way to TS, […]

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