New acquisition: Ginza Kaiwai, Ginza Haccho

October 29, 2015

New acquisition. Ginza Kaiwai, Ginza Haccho 銀座界隈、銀座八丁 (Tokyo: Toho shobo, 1954) Early postwar essay and photography on Ginza, two volumes trace the history of the upscale Ginza shopping district since city of Edo. The photo volume is remarkably similar to Ruscha's "Every Building on the Sunset Strip" (1966).

Bibliographic Orientation Schedule, Fall 2015

August 31, 2015

We are offering bibliographic orientation sessions to introduce you to the most important resources in Chinese language, Japanese language and Korean language respectively.  These orientation sessions last about one hour.  We look forward to seeing you there, and feel free to forward these messages to your friends and colleagues.

Chinese Language Resources – with Xiao-he Ma, Sharon Yang

Rare Book Reading Room Expansion

June 1, 2015

Harvard-Yenching Library will expand the Rare Book Reading Room on the 3rd floor during the month of June, 2015. Because of this project, books in the first three rows of stacks on the 3rd floor (call numbers J 110 – J 1876.4), which cover Chinese classics, Philosophy, and Religion up to Japanese esoteric Buddhism (Mikkyo) in Yenching classification will be temporarily moved to the sub-basement (a floor under the basement). Some of these books will be moved to the Harvard Depository and the rest will be moved back to the 3rd floor by the end of the summer.