Harvard-Yenching Library New Holdings in Manchukuo History: Needs and Opportunities
May 19, 2016 (Thursday)
Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue Harvard-Yenching Library
Registration Required: http://goo.gl/forms/6O1W9FNxVK
The Harvard-Yenching Library will convene a half-day workshop on May 19 (Thursday) to introduce the newly-acquired Manchukuo Collection. Consisting of over 2,000 items including books and ephemera such as diaries, music scores, photo albums, propaganda posters, board games, scrapbooks, magazines, and tourism brochures. The Manchukuo Collection contributes to the Harvard-Yenching Library existing collection in Chinese and Japanese materials from the 20th century providing a strong foundation to the growing field of Manchurian studies.
The workshop is organized by Kuniko Yamada McVey, Librarian for the Japanese Collection, Harvard-Yenching Library, with the support of the Harvard Asia Center, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Korea Institute, and Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies.
KUNIKO YAMADA MCVEY, Harvard-Yenching Library
Introductions, Background, Scope and Content of the Collection
TOSHIHIKO KISHI, Kyoto University
The Yenching Library Manchurian Materials in Global Perspective
Preliminary Results of Professor Kishi’s 3-day survey; impressions of the collection in the context of Japanese and Chinese holdings
in this area.
PAUL BARCLAY, Lafayette College & AKIHIRO KAMEDA, Kyoto University
Manchukuo Postcards and Digital Collaboration: Needs and Opportunities
Update on Kyodai-Lafayette 20th Century East Asian Postcard collaboration; models for inter- institutional resource-sharing,
possibilities for Yenching collection
3:05 pm Coffee Break
3:20 - 4:30pm Open Discussion, all participants
Select materials from the Manchukuo Collection are on display in the Common Room during the workshop. Contact Kuniko McVey