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Hamilton Library at UH, Manoa

China Collection, Asia Department, Hamilton Library University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

The China collection of the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) most likely was founded in 1922, when the Chinese Department was established and Professor Shao-chang Lee (李绍昌) hired to teach Chinese language and literature courses. In 1936, Dr. Gregg M. Sinclair founded the Oriental Institute, and  Professor Lee was made responsible for the development of the Chinese language collection in the  Institute’s new Oriental Library. In the same year, Professor Lee took a sabbatical leave to travel in China seeking book donations from prominent Chinese. Upon his return, Professor Lee reported that more than 20,000 Chinese bound volumes had been obtained for the Oriental Library. The majority of these gifts were traditional materials on rice paper, including encyclopedias, collectanea, and publications on history, literature, and philosophy, which formed the core of the Chinese language collection.

Today, the China Collection contains materials about China, including Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao, in Chinese, Western and other Asian languages. The core collection focuses on humanities and social sciences. The majority of the materials collected are published monographs, serials, and newspapers. Conference proceedings, unpublished conference papers, manuscripts, theses and dissertations are acquired selectively.

As of June 2011, the Chinese language collection had more than 160,000 volumes of monographs, 780 e-books, 1,200 titles of current serials, 11,000 pieces of microforms, and 700 pieces in other formats.

UHM is one of 21 research university libraries in the U.S. to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Education for its East Asian programs.

The China collection is supported by these funds, and by additional awards from private and public sources such as the National Endowment of the Humanities, and the Betty Tseng Ecke Endowment. The China collection is one of only 100 libraries worldwide to be included in the “Windows of China” program of the PRC State Council Information Office and the National Library of China (NLC) that donates books to foreign libraries. Hamilton Library’s China collection has received gift books annually from the NLC since 2006.

The China collection has also established a gift and exchange program with the ational Library of China in Taiwan since the 1980s, and has been regularly receiving book and serials publications published in Taiwan since then.

Contact Person:

Kuang-tien Yao 姚張光天

China Studies Librarian

E-mail: kyao@hawaii.edu

Phone: 808-956-2312

夏威夷大学马诺亚分校

汉密尔顿图书馆,亚洲部,中国馆藏

夏威夷大学马诺亚分校中国馆藏很可能成立于1922年。当时汉语系成立,李绍昌教授受聘教授中国语言和文学课程。1936年,格雷格∙M∙辛克莱博士建立东方研究所,李绍昌教授负责东方研究所新成立的东方图书馆中国语言馆藏的发展。同年,李教授利用学术休假到中国旅行,向中国著名人士寻求图书捐赠。回来时,李教授报告为东方图书馆获得了两万多册装帧中文图书。这些捐赠图书的大部分是印制在宣纸上的传统资料,包括百科全书、文选、以及历史、文学和哲学著作,这些资料形成中国语言馆藏的核心。

如今,夏威夷大学中国馆藏藏有关于中国(包括台湾、香港和澳门)的各种资料,有中文的、西方语言的以及其他亚洲语言的。核心馆藏集中在人文和社会科学方面。大部分收藏的资料是专著、期刊和报纸等出版物。我们也有选择地收藏会议论文集、未出版的会议论文、手稿、硕士论文和博士论文等。

截止2011年6月,夏威夷大学中国语言馆藏共拥有16万余册专著、780本电子书、1200种期刊、11000份缩微胶片以及700份其他格式文件。

夏威夷大学马诺亚分校是全美21所因其东亚项目而接受美国教育部资金的研究型大学图书馆之一。其中国馆藏得到这些资金的支持,另外还有一些公立和私人捐赠,如国家人文基金和曾佑和基金。

夏威夷大学中国馆藏是全球受到“中国之窗”项目捐赠的100家图书馆之一。该项目由中国国务院新闻办公室和国家图书馆设立,向国外图书馆捐赠图书。夏威夷大学汉密尔顿图书馆中国馆藏从2006年起每年都得到中国国家图书馆捐赠的图书。

夏威夷大学中国馆藏自1980年代起就与台湾的国立图书馆建立了捐赠和交流项目,从那时起就定期收到在台湾出版的图书和期刊。

联系人:

Kuang-tien Yao 姚张光天

中国研究图书管理员

电子邮件:kyao@hawaii.edu

电话:808-956-2312

Series F of China Academic
Back issues (starting from 1915) of journal are now available online at
http://micro189.lib3.hawaii.edu/ezproxy/details.php?dbId=2550. (UH login required)

Global Development Finance Online
Available online at http://micro189.lib3.hawaii.edu/ezproxy/details.php?dbId=53569

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