From I-Ching to Manga: UCI's East Asian Collection, Celebrating 30 Years
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Fall 2020 Exhibit: From I-Ching to Manga: UCI's East Asian Collection Celebrating 30 Years celebrates the thirty year anniversary of the establishment of the East Asian Collection highlighting treasures from the past.
Established in 1990, the UC Irvine Libraries’ East Asian Collection serves the needs of the East Asian research and teaching community on campus, which comprises faculty and students mainly from the departments of history, art history, East Asian studies, comparative literature, film and media, drama, sociology, political science and anthropology. The collection is also open to local residents. In a relatively short span of 30 years, the Collection has grown from the original 8,000 Chinese books to over 120,000 volumes in Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages, making it one of the fastest growing Collections of this kind in the nation and the largest East Asian Collection in Orange County.
The growth of the East Asian Collection expanded the diversity of the items including a range of formats, subjects, geographic areas, and time periods. Over years, with continued generous support from library administrations, UCI faculty, and community partners, we have acquired rich resources in modern East Asian literature and history, and Chinese classics, including many unique items showcased below:
- I-Ching Collection, some 2,000 volumes, largely in Chinese, Japanese and Korean traditional binding format and with publication date back to 1911 and earlier.
- Shūkan Shōnen Magajin (1959-1995), a popular Japanese manga magazine from the very first issue to issues from its peak publication era.
- Hanʼguk Hojŏk Sŏngchʻaek (1904-193?) and Koseki Daicho (1902-1934), two sets of microfilm copies of significant Korean census records.
From I-Ching to Manga: UCI’s East Asian Collection Celebrating 30 Years, will open in Fall 2020.
From I-Ching to Manga: UCI's East Asian Collection Celebrating 30 Years is curated by the Research Librarian for Asian Studies Dr. Ying Zhang and designed by Allan Helmick and Sylvia Irving.
The UCI Libraries Exhibits Program promotes the diverse holdings and scholarly and cultural value of the Libraries’ collections to the campus and community.
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