2017 Fong Prize in Digital Scholarship

March 10, 2017


Conception of the Prize

Harvard University Call for Submissions Conception of the Prize Harvard University has made a significant commitment to developing and maintaining digital databases of East Asian materials. In order to realize the full potential of these databases, however, it is important to feature models of creative usage—i.e., to showcase concrete examples of how these databases can be used to make new discoveries, stimulate fresh lines of inquiry, and enhance more generally the communication of research.

The George A. Fitch Papers

March 10, 2016

The George A. Fitch Papers were presented to the Harvard-Yenching Library by Professor Robert M. Fitch of the University of Connecticut in 1979. They were delivered in numbered boxes from I to XXVIII, XXXIV, and XXXVI to XLIII, making a total of 37. The six missing boxes, numbered XXIX to XXVIII and XXXV, were kept by the Fitch family, and not delivered to the Library. Three of the 37 boxes received were each divided into two boxes, with each being assigned the same box number, so the actual physical count of the boxes received by the Library was 40.

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.