Archive for the 'National Library of China' Category

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 […]

The Bar and the Hall

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

I couldn’t participate in the TS workshop on the 31st due to this China-North America Library Conference new project meeting. We met at the Tropics Bar in the Ali’i Tower at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The dicussion was focused on the East Asian or Chinese rare books. It’s interesting to learn the uncertainty of LC […]

CJK Joint Session

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Walking along the beach then into the Hilton Village and Ballroom, I saw a whole lot more attendees on March 30th. This is the first time when Chinese, Japanese and Korean librarians meet for common interest instead of having separate committee meetings. The new format worked out nicely, but we could still cut some speakers […]

Meeting at the NLC

Monday, October 5th, 2009

The best part of the meeting is to hear what Chinese scholars are saying about overseas Chinese studies. Prof. Tang Yijie’s keynote speech was quite impressive. He criticized nationalism and self-centered Chinese studies. James Cheng introduced the top Chinese collections in North America and Guoqing presented all the research projects by Chinese studies librarians in […]

7-Hour Delay

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Just thanked my friends for the ride to YVR and then saw the notice about my flight’s delay. Seven hours! Kids were happy seeing me back home so soon. Had to email Beijing right away. When I received the reply from the National Library of China (NLC), I was so moved and relieved. I was […]

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