UW News

October 15, 2014

A new UW Libraries study center — and a cool book

UW News

UW Libraries is opening a new study center in its East Asia Library called the Taiwan Resource Center for Chinese Studies.

It’s the result of new collaboration between UW Libraries and the National Central Library, in Taiwan. The center will bring valuable Chinese and Taiwanese scholarly publications, and host a new annual lecture series about Taiwan as well.

At an Oct. 2 ceremony where a memorandum of understanding was signed, Lizabeth (Betsy) Wilson, UW vice provost and dean of UW Libraries, called the new center “another milestone in the long tradition and friendship between UW Libraries and other libraries in Taiwan.”

That day, Tseng Shu-hsien, director-general of Taiwan’s National Central Library, presented the UW with a gift: a copy of the Annotated Poems of Su Dongpo, dating from the 12th century — a fitting present indeed for a university library system.