East Asian Studies Resources at Penn
Center for East Asian Studies
To enhance the study of China, Japan, Korea, and the bordering areas at the University of Pennsylvania, the Center for East Asian Studies:
The Center is also a U.S. Department of Education Undergraduate National Resource Center. As such it supports undergraduate education in East Asian Studies and serves as a resource for the region and the nation.
CEAS Reading Room
All students and faculty interested in East Asian studies are welcome to visit the new reading room. The reading room includes:
Other periodicals received:
The Center for East Asian Studies and the reading room are open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m., Monday-Friday during the academic year. Please call ahead for summer hours. Located in Williams 642, Center for East Asian Studies.
The Center also publishes a weekly e-mail newsletter listing regional events, employment and fellowship opportunities, and conferences. For further information, please e-mail our Assistant Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lectures Sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies
The East Asian Library Collection
Books in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean are shelved together at the west end of the fifth floor of Van Pelt Library. Adjacent to the collection is the Derk Bodde East Asian Seminar Room, named for Penn's eminent professor emeritus of Chinese. The Seminar Room contains reference books and selected core current periodicals in Japanese and Chinese. Listings for older materials in Chinese and Japanese are found in the Van Pelt main card catalogs. Materials on East Asia processed since 1968 are included in FRANKLIN, the on-line computer database. A card catalog of the East Asian collection is located directly outside of the Seminar Room near both the collection and a FRANKLIN terminal. Books on East Asia in languages other than Chinese, Japanese, or Korean are shelved topically throughout Van Pelt Library and other University libraries. Most periodicals on East Asia in all languages are kept in the Current Periodicals area or in the stacks. Working space for students is found in the Seminar Room and in carrels, which can be reserved for the year, near the East Asian collection. Next to the Seminar Room are the offices of the East Asian bibliographers Mr. Jidong Yang (Chinese materials) and Mr. Alban Kojima (Japanese materials), who may be consulted about the location of materials in East Asian languages, as well as about library purchases or inter-library loan of materials in Chinese or Japanese. Mr. Kojima may also be consulted regarding Korean materials. The bibliographer's office has two CJK computer terminals which may be used for searching the RLIN national bibliographic database. Other databases on East Asia may be searched from terminals near the Reference sections of Van Pelt or Lippincott libraries. For advanced graduate students, access to the Gest Library at Princeton University may be arranged. Those responsible for the East Asian Library and East Asian Reserve Room are:
Alban M. KOJIMA, Japanese Studies Librarian
Brian VIVIER, Chinese Studies Librarian
University Museum, East Asian Collection
The University Museum houses a collection of important artistic and ethnographic holdings of Chinese, Japanese, Tibetan, Indian, and Southeast Asian materials. They are shown in permanent and special exhibits, and are also available for student and specialist research. The Museum's unique collection of Chinese Buddhist sculpture and Tang figurines is displayed in the Rotunda. In the adjoining gallery, the semi-permanent exhibit, "Buddhism: The History and Diversity of a Great Tradition," traces the spread of Buddhism from India northward to China and Japan, and southward to Southeast Asia. The exhibit brings together artifacts from India, Central Asia, China, Japan, Thailand, Burma, and Cambodia. A special exhibition on Mongolia opens October 20th. See the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology website for events related to this collection http://www.upenn.edu/museum/
East Asia House
East Asia House, formerly known as East Asia College House, is a part of Penn's Living-Learning Programs and is located in Harnwell House, a high-rise residence that offers apartment-style accommodations. East Asia House brings together a multicultural group of students who are interested in the languages, cultures, and societies of East Asia and the experiences of East Asians and people of East Asian descent in the United States. Program activities for the academic year may include off-campus cultural trips, faculty dinners, language tables, a career-talk lecture series, and activities with other campus organizations. East Asia House provides residents with their own lounge as well as lodging; it occupies the 9th and 10th floors of Harnwell House. In addition to its focus on East Asian cultures, a second dimension of the House explores the Asian-American cultural experience by engaging in various activities with Asian student groups such as the Chinese Student Association (CSA), the Korean Culture Club, and the Wharton Asian Club. With a strong emphasis on resident participation at the planning and organization levels, past activities have included dances, arts and crafts workshops, martial arts classes, language conversation hours, apartment dinner exchanges, potlucks, dinner parties with faculty, and lectures on relevant topics by prominent scholars and professionals.
East Asia House has established a small library of books related to East Asian studies, currently housed in the lounge; this collection continues to expand. For additional information on East Asia House, please contact:
Please visit http://harnwell.house.upenn.edu/programs/index.php#eah for the East Asia House homepage and other East Asian resources on the web.
Graduate Student Colloquium in East Asian Studies
The Graduate Student Colloquium in East Asian Studies is sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Membership is open to graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania and other area universities who are studying topics related to the East Asian region. This colloquium seeks to foster communication across disciplinary lines and provide opportunities for graduate students to develop and present papers related to East Asia in a comfortable, informal setting.
Center for East Asian Studies University of Pennsylvania 642 Williams Hall 255 S. 36th Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215.573.4203 Fax: 215.573.2561 Email: email@example.com