Posts by Dawn Lawson

More than a Million and Going Strong!

Photograph of new arrivals bookshelf at Asia Library

Asia Library, which celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2017, recently logged another very meaningful milestone: the number of volumes we hold has surpassed the one million mark. To be precise (we think), our collection now contains 1,006,553 volumes.

An Amazing Gift from the Korea Foundation

Photograph of Yujin Choi, Korea Foundation intern

Thanks to a generous program of the Korea Foundation, Asia Library is able to welcome a full-time intern from Korea to its staff every year. These bright, motivated young people learn many facets of library work while here, making this a win-win situation for both parties.

The Kamada Collection

a manuscript featuring the seal of the Kamada Collection

Unlike most other large East Asia libraries in North America, the University of Michigan’s started its collection with materials related to Japanese rather than Chinese Studies. In October 1950, the library made a significant addition to its newly formed collection by purchasing nearly 20,000 volumes from the Kamada Library in Sakaide, Kagawa Prefecture.


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