September 2011
January 2010
September 2009
March 2009
September 2008
January 2008
July 2007
December 2006
August 2006
January 2006
March 2005
September 2004
January 2004
August 2003
January 2003
September 2002

Newsletter IV January 2004

Welcome to the beginning of the spring semester, and Happy New Year of the Monkey. Here is a reminder about sending in purchase recommendations for the 2004 fall semester so that we can ensure timely receipt of books and periodicals. If you have any comments, feel free to contact me.

General Information

Two proposed titles for the NEH Library Challenge Grant were accepted by the NEH Library Committee in late November, even though there was an unusually high number of applications. In total, we received $4,000 for the East Asian Collection.

New Display Cases

With generous support from Prof. Lynn Struve and the East Asian Studies Center, the East Asian Collection was able to purchase two display cases; one is located outside room E851 on the 8th floor, Main Library, the other in the Information Commons, Undergraduate Services. We will use them as teaching tools: a semi-permanent display to highlight the East Asian Collection holdings, and a "floating" case for undergraduate teaching purposes. Please go to the Information Commons to see the first display about the “Dream of Red Chambers” (紅樓夢) for the course E352 (Traditional Chinese Society through Literature) taught by Prof. Struve.

I am offering a session on "Electronic Resources in Chinese Studies,” an overview and update of the electronic databases and web resources available for research in Chinese Studies. Please share this information with your students and register at:

Location: Main Library LETRS Seminar Room

Time: Wednesday, January 28, noon-1 p.m.
Thursday, February 5, noon-1 p.m.

New Purchases and Subscriptions

Following are brief statements about notable purchases and subscriptions since September, 2003:


Quan guo ge sheng shi 2000 nian ren kou pu cha zi liao, 87 vols. (全国各省市2000 年人口普查资料; 2000 Population Census of China, including 28 provinces and autonomous regions, and 4 municipality cities) 

 Rao Zongyi er shi shi ji xue shu wen ji, 20 vols. Taibei: Xin wen feng, 2003.
饒宗頤二十世纪學術文集. 台北: 新文豐, 2003. 

 Song Yuan ban shu mu ti ba ji kan, 4 vols. Beijing : Beijing tu shu guan chu ban she, 2003. 
宋元版書目題跋輯刊 . 北京 : 北京圖書館出版社, 2003. 

 Zhongguo di fang zhi ji cheng. Beijing fu xian zhi ji. 7 vols. Shanghai : Shanghai shu dian, 2002.
中國地方志集成. 北京府縣志輯. 上海 : 上海書店, 2002. 

  • Selected serials subscriptions: 

1) American Journal of Chinese Studies. Columbus, OH : American Association for Chinese Studies, c1992-
2) Beijing tong ji nian jian (北京统计年鉴)
3) China’s Ethnic Groups
4) Shanghai tong ji nian jian (上海统计年鉴)
5) Taiwan ren lei xue kan (臺灣人類學刊) 
6) Xianggang Zhongguo jin dai shi xue bao (香港中國近代史學報) 


Sengo no shuppatsu to josei bungaku, 15 vols. Tokyo: Yumani Shobo, 2003.
戦後の出発と女性文学, 15 vols. 東京 : ゆまに書房, 2003.
Sengo no shuppatsu to josei bungaku is a sequence to the series “’Senji ka’ no josei bungaku” (戦時下”の女性文学), which I.U. purchased in 2002. The current set includes works by women writers published between 1945-1954. 

Kindai josei sakka seisenshu, Part 2, vol. 25-48. Tokyo : Yumani Shobo, 2001.
近代女性作家精選集, Part 2, vol. 25-48. 東京 : ゆまに書房, 2001.
This is a two-part series of collected works written by important women writers from the late Meiji period (around 1860s) to the early Showa period [around 1940s]. It focuses on out-of-print works not included in the writers’ complete collections. I.U. purchased the first part (24 v.) in 2000; we are completing the whole series with the purchase of the 2nd part. 

Nihon gaikoshi jinbutsu sosho, dai 2-kai. 17 vols. Tokyo : Yumani Shobo, 2002.
日本外交史人物叢書, 第二回. 東京: ゆまに書房, 2002.
We are completing the series with the purchase of the 2nd part. 

We continued to order Japanese manga with the Freeman Grants.

Services and Changes in the Library

Space issue

There will be a small book shifting project on the 8th floor in the spring semester. The overall plan for this shift is to divide the empty shelving sections equally between the General Collections and the East Asian Collection. Two Student Assistants were hired and trained for this project. The shift will be divided into three phases:

1. The J’s will be shifted north towards the NX collection.
2. The J’s will then be shifted east.
3. The East Asian Collection will be shifted south. 

Request Delivery

All users are now asked to log on to IUCAT, either as a "guest" user or through the University's authentication systems. Logging on through IU's Central Authentication Service (or through IPFW's authentication system) will allow students, faculty and staff of Indiana University to use the Request Delivery features to request delivery of a university-owned book to any campus library, regardless of the book’s location within Indiana University. You can make the request simply by clicking a button when reviewing the book’s record in IUCAT. For example: You may request that a book from the IUPUI University Library be delivered to the library at IU East. Or, you may request that a book from the Bloomington Main Library be delivered to the Bloomington Education Library, a transfer formerly accomplished through interlibrary loan.

If you have recommendations about how to improve the East Asian Collection Web page, which materials to be transferred to ALF (the remote storage), and which books and periodicals to order, please let me know!