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PUBLICATIONS Inside Illinois Vol. 21, No. 15, March 7, 2002

Generous gift

Photo by Bill Wiegand
Karen Wei,  head of the Asian Library and professor of library administration, said the gift is an important addition to the Asian Library, which currently ranks third in size in the Midwest and 14th in the nation.

The UI Asian Library added to its collection with a gift of more than 1,200 Chinese language books from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago.

Karen Wei, head of the Asian Library and professor of library administration, said the gift is an important addition to the Asian Library, which currently ranks third in size in the Midwest and 14th in the nation.

The books, all published in Taiwan, consist of 150 recently published
volumes and more than 1,000 volumes published between 1970 and 1990. They include books in the study of Chinese culture, economy, education, history, law, literature, politics, religion and social conditions.

"These valuable resources have greatly strengthened our humanities and social sciences collection and enhanced our Ph.D. program, which was inaugurated in 1998," Wei said.

Six members of the Taipei office met with Chancellor Nancy Cantor; University Librarian Paula Kaufman; George T. Yu, director of the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies; and other officials Feb. 26 prior to an official ceremony acknowledging the gift.

 



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