East Asian Library News

China from Empire to Republic: Records of the Maritime Customs Service of China (1854-1949) is primary source collection from the Maritime Customs Service of China that covers relations between China and the Imperial West in the late Qing and Republican periods.

Items include official correspondence, dispatches, reports, memoranda, and private and confidential letters. Topics covered include Chinese life, economy, and politics through the Taiping Rebellion, the Boxer Rebellion, the Revolution of 1911, the May 30 Movement, the two Sino-Japanese Wars, and the Chinese Civil War. Items are arranged topically into seven parts.

Of interest to students and scholars of economics, history, area studies, international relations, postcolonial studies, sociology and geography.

Link to  http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11968761

Japan Chronicle Online (1900-1940) is the online database of the often controversial English-language newspaper of record for Japan in the first half of the twentieth century.

Items include both daily and weekly editions, including the weekly Commercial Supplement; four books printed by the Chronicle; and all editions of the Chronicle's predecessor, Kobe Weekly Chronicle (1900-1901). Topics covered include settler communities, contemporary news and opinions, war, political and social upheaval, and other historical developments in Japan and East Asia, as well as Japan's emergence onto the world stage. The database is full-text searchable.

Of interest to students and scholars of East Asian studies, history, sociology, political science, English, and postcolonial studies.

Link to Japan Chronicle: http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11901157

Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Time: 2 - 4 pm
Location: Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
Click here to RSVP...

The art and poetry exhibition runs between November 7, 2018 and January 15, 2019 at our library.

New in our library! 5 self-charging laptop lockers are available free of charge during our business hours. They are self-served, and are located at the computer work stations across from the reference services desk close to the entrance. Please note that the lockers MUST be emptied by the end of the day. More details: https://east.library.utoronto.ca/laptop-charging-locker-terms-use

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: 4 - 7 pm; Program starts at 5 pm
Location: Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
RSVP: http://tributeandanniversary.eventbrite.ca    

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 4:00 - 6:30 pm
Location: Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
Click here to RSVP...

Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018
Time: 3:00 - 6:30 pm
Location: Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
Seats are sold out - Standing room only. Event info...

Date: Monday, October 22, 2018
Time: 2 - 4 pm
Location: Current Resources Centre, East Asian Library
Click here to sign up... (Registration closes on Thursday, October 18)

Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018
Film Screening: 1:15 - 2:15 pm (Door opens at 1 pm)
Location: Media Commons Theatre (3rd Floor, Robarts Library)
RSVP: https://ealfilmscreening.eventbrite.ca (SOLD OUT!)

Donation Ceremony: 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Location: East Asian Library (8th Floor, Robarts Library)
Reservation is not required for the ceremony.

Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: Current Resources Centre, East Asian Library
RSVP: https://translatingkorean.eventbrite.ca

Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Current Resources Centre, East Asian Library

Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Time: 12:00 - 2:30 pm 
Location: RM8051, East Asian Library
RSVP: http://tibetanorientation.eventbrite.ca

Time: 2:00 - 3:30 pm, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018
Location: Room 8051 and the East Asian Library
Please RSVP by Friday, August 31, 2018.

The display will run from June 18 - October 27, 2018 in our library.

Monday, May 7, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 
Munk School of Global Affairs, Rm 208N

Tibetan Studies "First Friday" Series
Friday, April 6, 1-2:45
RSVP appreciated, but not required

Emptiness: Canadian Mountains in Chinese Water Ink

Free Admission, April 4th - 25th, 2018

Opening Ceremony: April 4th, 2018 from 2-4 p.m.

RSVP at http://bit.ly/2oTpMct

 

Taiwan Short Films: Screening with Discussions and Q&A

Media Commons Theatre, November 8 (1:30-5:00)

For more information, please see here.

Registration: http://bit.ly/2ieURDn

Taiwan Cinema & the Specter of the Martial Law

The 2017 Taiwan Lecture on Chinese Studies @ University of Toronto

Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library, 8th Floor, Robarts Library

Tuessday, November 7, 2017 (2:00-5:00p.m.)

For more information, please see here.

Registration: http://bit.ly/2iAClJz

Canadians in China: Old Photographs from Sichuan 1892-1952

A display of archival photographs and stories covering sixty years of Canadian missionary work in China.

On from October 23 - November 24 at the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library and the Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library.

Opening Ceremony and Reception on October 23, 2-3 p.m. To RSVP: http://bit.ly/2wxnbXz

For more information, please see here.

Ho Tam: Publishing as Artistic Practice

The East Asian Library is proud to host Ho Tam, an artist whose work has focused on Asian Canadian ethnic and gender identities. Tam will discuss projects such as The Yellow pages (1993), which is part of the Far and Near: the Distance(s) between Us exhibition at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery.

PDF Poster

The talk will be followed by a tour of this exhibit given by its curator, Henry Heng Lu

For more information and registration, please see here.

2017 AAS/CEAL Conference and the Fourth Sino-American Academic Library Forum for Cooperation and Development Held in Toronto, March, 2017

The University of Toronto Libraries was honoured to host and support two major international Asian studies library conferences: the 2017 Association for Asian Studies (AAS)/Council on East Asian Libraries (CEAL) Annual Conference and the Fourth Sino-American Academic Library Forum for Cooperation and Development (SAALFCD). Visit conference website for more information.

Tibetan Studies Open House and Bibliographic Instruction

Tibetan Studies Open House with Tibetan Studies librarian Dr. Lauren Hartley and EAL Director Hana Kim on October 12, 2017 from 12:00-1:00 pm.

Tibetan Studies Bibliographic Instruction with Dr. Lauren Hartley on October 12, 2017 from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Individual consultations also available with Dr. Lauren Harley on October 12 (3:00-5:00 p.m.) and 13 (9:30-11:00 a.m.). For more details, see here.

How China Became Capitalist - Friday, September 15, 2017 | 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library, 8th floor, Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street

What role did the state play in China’s economic reform?
Was Deng Xiaoping really the "chief architect of Chinese economic reform”?
Is China today a market economy? If yes, in what sense, and to what degree?
What are the main structural defects of the Chinese economy? Please click here for more information.

Decommissioning of East Asian Studies Internet Courseware (EASIC) as of Sept. 1, 2017

The University of Toronto Libraries will decommission the East Asian Studies Internet Courseware (EASIC) as of September 1, 2017.  The EASIC is a web application developed by the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library in 2001. Its primary goal was to support the teaching and learning of East Asian Studies. Please click here for more information.

Queer Asian Diasporas (Panel with Q&A) - June 15, 2017

In celebration of LGBT Pride Month, the East Asian Library is proud to host a panel of talented speakers as they discuss the place of race/ethnicity, gender, and migration in contemporary debates concerning sexual citizenship and national belonging in Canada and beyond. The event will be held from 2-4pm on June 15th, 2017. For more information on the specific talks, please take a look at the attached poster (PDF).

East Asian Library Study Space Survey - March 20 to April 28, 2017

Library users have asked us to consider creating silent, quiet and conversation-friendly study zones. Please tell us about your library space needs and preferences to help us determine our next steps by filling out our short survey.

欢乐春节《中国故事》图片展 13 January - 17 February, 2017

Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library & Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library are pleased to present Chinese Story: A Photo Exhibition. Here is a link to the event poster.

A Dream of Reconciliation - October 28, 2016

Please join us for "A Dream of Reconciliation" at the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library on the 8th floor of the Robarts Library (University of Toronto) on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm. Read more.

Poetry Reading & 오행시 Contest from 2-4pm on Oct. 13th, 2016

In celebration of University of Toronto’s Korea Week, the East Asian library will feature a reading by a local poet, publisher and translator, Dae-Tong Huh and 오행시 (ohaengsi) Contest where audience will create Korean poems. Please register for the 오행시Contest here:  http://tinyurl.com/j3bruxh. Here is a link to the event poster.

Tibetan Studies Open House

On Oct. 5, 2016, The Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library will be hosting a Tibetan Studies Open House and Bibliographic Instruction from Noon - 2:30 PM. Read more.

Dr. Cheng Yu Tung, Prominent Philanthropist and Benefactor of the East Asian Library, dies at 91

The Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library learned with great sadness of the passing away of Dr. Cheng Yu Tung on September 29, 2016.  Read more.

Reading Revolution Exhibit

The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, with assistance from the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library, is hosting an exhibition entitled Reading Revolution: Art and Literacy during China's Cultural Revolution from July 1 - September 30, 2016. Find out more here.

The Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library is pleased to host once again the 2015 Taiwan Academy Spotlight Project. Click here or the banner on the top right for more information.

The Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library is pleased to present A Narrative of Light and Shadow, a photograph exhibition from August 11 - September 10, 2014.

The University of Toronto Libraries is pleased to announce the opening of Beautiful China  exhibition in Robarts Library in February 11, 2014.

South Korean singer Jang Hoon Kim will hold a benefit performance for the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library's Korean Collections at Royal Ontario Museum on December 19th, 2013 at 7:30 pm.