Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. Books from the C. The Asami Library with 4, volumes of Korean woodblock-printed and movable-type imprints from the Joseon Dynasty Yi Dynastyby far the largest collection of such materials outside of East Asia.
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And, in fact, among her Chinese American friends at the time, it was only Phyllis Tien and her siblings who actually learned Mandarin, she says. For Tien, if he could inspire empathy and understanding on campus, he could open Berkeley to a world of international collaboration and friendship. On a typical stroll through campus, that touch is hard to miss.
But the Library can help. Its combined holdings, totaling over one million volumes in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and other East Asian languages, make it one of the top two such collections in the United States outside of the Library of Congress. The Starr Library also serves faculty and students throughout the Berkeley system, institutions and individuals outside the University of California, and the wider world of scholarship through on-site access, interlibrary loan, document-delivery agreements, and on-line databases. Skip to main content.
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Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest. Starr East Asian Library. The building contains four floors dedicated to housing an invaluable collection of overEast Asian works.
Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools - university buildings; built works - social and civic buildings - libraries. Starr East Asian Library, which opened its doors in March,houses more thanvolumes of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean materials, including woodblock prints, rare maps and scrolls, contemporary political posters, and Buddhist scriptures. The CCSL began as a reading room in the s, and grew to become one of the premiere libraries on post China in the United States.
Starr East Asian Libraryunveiled Saturday afternoon to the roar of lion dancers and to champagne toasts. For UC Berkeley, it will unify a huge collection that's been scattered in basements and storage rooms around campus for more than years, and serve as a hub for the university's top-ranked East Asian studies programs. The four-story library, in the heart of campus, will feature artifacts from China, Japan and Korea, ranging from 3,year-old Chinese oracle bones to digital prints of Godzilla movies.
The Library's Korean holdings now exceedvolumes. The collection includes a number of manuscript diaries and memoirs, hand-copied works, and about sixty examples of moveable-type printing dating to as early as the seventeenth century. The general Korean collection extends to all fields of the humanities and social sciences but is particularly strong in history, political science, and sociology.